Too Many Passwords? LastPass Can Help!

Another password?!
As teachers today, you probably have anywhere from 5 to 15 passwords (or more) for various accounts that you use in your teaching. That doesn't include passwords you use in areas of your personal life, such as banking, shopping, and website memberships. Some of you likely try to use the same password for all of them, and understandably so. But experts agree that doing so is one of the biggest risks to your digital security.

Solution - A Password Manager!
Now, there are websites out there that specialize in managing the passwords to all of your various accounts while maintaining high levels of security. Some offer paid versions, but several are free. My personal favorite is called LastPass.

What Does It Do?

Remembers passwords for websites you choose
You Create ONE master password that gives you access to your password list
Automatically fills in passwords on websites you've saved

Do I have to save a password for every website?
No. When you enter your password on a given website, you will be asked if you would like to save the password for that site. You can choose: save site, not now, or never save site depending on your needs.

How Do I Start?
Visit to get started or fill out a ISD477 Tech Work Order to request help!

Adding Google Drive to Schoology

Schoology can be a valuable tool for teachers and students to organize coursework.  But if students (or teachers) do the majority of their work in Google Drive, how do they share it with an instructor on Schoology?  Fortunately, Schoology has an app for that.

The video below demonstrates how to connect your Google Drive and Schoology accounts so you can import files with just a few clicks.

If you need more details about signing up for Schoology or signing up for the ESL course, keep reading!

If you don't already have a Schoology account, go to and click Get Started. Then select Create a Free account, and click Instructor.
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  1. Click on the Instructor button.
  2. Enter your Access Code. Teacher 821-314
  3. Fill out the form with your information.
  4. Click Register to complete.

To Enroll in ESL Course
The ESL Re-licensure training is ready to go!  We are trying a new format to see if this is conducive to offering online re-licensure opportunities.  We will be using Schoology for this component and can be added under Join in the Courses tab .  The access code you will need for the ESL course is:
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