At Mickle some classrooms have a ceiling mounted projector and some have a mounted monitor. Showing a video will always work best when plugged in an HDMI port using a laptop. You may have to check out a laptop and cord from the media center if showing a video. The media specialist or her secretary should be able to help you get set up
If you are not seeing your computer screen on the projector or monitor, find the INPUT (monitor) or Source Search (projector) button on the remote and press it. Wait to see if it switches to a computer screen. If not, press it again.
Press this button to blackout the screen without turning the projector completely off. This allows you to have it off for a small period of time and then turn it back on almost instantly without going through the startup process.
Power the projector off when you will not be using it for a class period or longer.
Every classroom is equipped with an audio enhancement system. The teacher “teardrop” mic is on a lanyard. Wear it when instructing the students.
Turning On / Off / Mute
There should be a “Chrometop” device available and intended for substitute teacher use in almost every classroom. A Chrometop is a computer that runs ChromeOS, like a Chromebook does.
Signing Out & Removing Profile
To make it easier to get logged in to web services, district students and staff are asked to use a site called The Portal.
The Portal should be the first web page you sign into each day. One signed in, you will have quicker and easier access to all other LPS tools.
Sometimes a teacher may need you to access content (for projecting to students) that students do not have access to.
In these situations, you will need to “authenticate” as a staff member in order to view it.
It is not appropriate, and would be a direct violation of LPS Regulations, for teachers or other employees to either log in to the filter and allow students to gain access to content that would otherwise be restricted, or give students your user name and password for this purpose.
When you view content that is restricted, you are presented with the LPS web filter’s “Block Screen”.
Click on the [Login] button found above the Acceptable Use policy.
You will be taken to a “ContentKeeper Authentication” window where you can enter your LPS Username and Password.