Monday, September 4, 2017

FAQ 4 - Editing, Downloading and Saving A Google Doc

Hi Students!

You have yet another awesome question!

Way to go!

You are great!

You matter!

I have been sent multiple requests to "Edit" our Paper Airplane Lab.

The answer is simply, NO.  If I do that, then EVERYONE's new copy will have YOUR answers on it.  That would be cheating -- AaaaH!  :)  I am sure you understand why I can't do that.

Now, I said this and showed you at least 6 times in class last week, so it is on the recording.  Please feel free to go back and watch it if you want more review.

Here are the steps.

1) Open the assignment on Google Docs.  Go to "File" and click on it.  It is circled in Yellow.

2) Select "Make A Copy" in the pull-down menu.

3) Rename the assignment with YOUR NAME so you get credit for your answers.  :)

4) Click "Save".
5) A new tab will open.  Click on that tab and edit your homework.


When you are done filling out your answers, you need to DOWNLOAD the file before you can submit it to K12.

1)  Go to "File" and click "Download As".  It will open a drop-down menu.  Select either "PDF" or "Word" file.  I circled them in green and blue for you.

2) Save it to your computer's hard drive in a file that you will remember.  Then, upload it into K12.  If you need help doing that, click on this link:

Awesome work!  I will see you in class!
Ha ha!  Funny squirrel!

FAQ 3 - How do I upload the Assignment?

Hi Students!

You guys are so great and have so many awesome questions, so I uploaded the answer so everyone can see it.

1) Question: Can I email you or text you my assignment to have it count on my grade?
Answer: I am so sorry but the answer is "NO".  You see, there is no way for me to link my text messages and email messages to the K12 grade-book.  That technology simply doesn't exist.  From now on, even if it is done, it will not receive a grade until it is uploaded into the OMS (Online Middle School) /K12

Here is an answer to our FAQ (Frequently Asked Question): How do I upload the assignment?

The homework assignment is located on our K12 online middle school login.  I put all of our assignments and exit tickets there.   I have attached some pictures to help you out.

1)      Login to your students’ K12
2)      Go to the bookmark bar and click on the book to enter students’ classes
3)      Click class -> Science
4)      Look at the “Class Plan” menu, the assignment and due date are listed.   Click on the assignment.

5)      The assignment submission box will open.  Click on the blue box.

6)      A file submittal screen will open.  Select your file and click “Submit”.  You may need to scroll down your screen to find this button.

Previously, I sent a movie to this email walking through the process.  Also, the process was shown twice in class and will be on today’s recording.

You will submit all of your assignments this way.

Have a nice day!

FAQ 2 - Problems With the Exit Ticket Password

Howdy Y'All!

Here are 2 more great questions:

1) Question:  Where do I get a copy of today's exit ticket password?
  Answer: At the end of today's recording.  To be fair to students who attend class, I will not simply email you the password, you will have to watch to the end of the day's recording.

2) Question:  Please help, my password doesn't work!?!
Answer:  Please know that I test every password before I set it in the system and by the time I get this question asked, many students have already successfully completed the exit ticket quiz.  There may be a few things that could be going wrong:

  • Is your "Caps Lock" on?  All passwords are case sensitive.
  • Did you use spacing?
  • Did you type in the number instead of the numeral (example "four" instead of "4")?
  • I came to class but I wrote it down wrong?  Well, you can email me and I will check my attendance records.  If you did come to class, I will send you the password, but if not, you will be asked to watch the recording, after all, what good is taking a quiz if I have not taught you the answers yet?  :)
  • Are you using the right browser?  You should use Firefox as Chrome does not update the Flash Player.


FAQ 1 - How to find my "Exit Ticket"

Hello Everyone!

You matter and you are awesome!

Many of you have asked the same question and to ensure that everyone has equal access to the same answers and fair treatment, I started a blog to post all of your "Frequently Asked Quesitons" or FAQ's.

Today's question is "Where do I find the exit ticket?"

Class exit tickets will be labeled with the date of class and will be found in the OMS (Onine Middle School).

You get to it by:

1) Log into K12
2) Go to your bookmark bar, scroll down and click on "courses" (the book icon).
3) Click on your science class.
4) There are 2 places to get your exit ticket:  You can go to "Content" and select "Class Exit Tickets and Recordings" then select today's date.


Go to "Class Plan" and click on the date that it is due.  The Exit Ticket Quiz will automatically open.