Welcome to our new Engagement Spotlight format—new look, same helpful resources and tips. This month we’re highlighting National Women’s Month and bringing a little joy to our monthly update!
Resources for National Women’s History Month
March is National Women’s History Month; a month set aside by presidential proclamation to honor women’s contributions to American history.
We did some searching and found these fantastic resources to help you plan some powerful lessons.
- The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration Resources
- In Honor Of Women’s History Month, Celebrate These Pioneering Women In Tech
Spark Joy in Your Work
If you attended CLON and listened to the energizing keynote by Ingrid Fetell Lee, founder of Aesthetics of Joy, you heard her stress the importance of self-care (Hello walks, books, and saying “no” without the FOMO). Because you can never have too much self-care, here are some strategies to help you squeeze joy into every day!
First up, let’s focus on mindfulness.
- Take the time to pause, breathe and absorb what's all around you with this inspiring resource from Action for Happiness, Mindful March: daily actions to help you live more mindfully.
Joyful pro tips:
- When creating managed (“smart”) folders in LaunchPad, add bright, fun colors to spark joy.
- Brighten up your LaunchPad login page with a fun new look using the tips and how-tos from this popular CLON session, 10 Easy Steps to Increasing ClassLink Usage Among Students and Educators.
Watch for April’s joy feature, where we’ll highlight volunteerism.
(PS if you registered for CLON but missed Ingrid’s session, you can watch it here until the end of the month).
Tech Talk: Analytics Permissions
Have you added your district and school-level leadership to ClassLink Analytics? Usage data isn’t just for the tech department anymore.
Here a few ways usage analytics can benefit your school and district leaders:
- ownership of data
- visibility into what is happening in and out of the classroom
- the ability to plan better professional development
- tools to assist in budgeting for instructional resources
Now that you know the benefits, here’s how to add user permissions in Analytics.
- Go to Settings > User Permissions
- Click “Add Users”
- Find and add your school and district leaders
- Click the pencil > Choose Full or Custom permissions
- Go to the Management Console, assign the Analytics app to the appropriate users
Once you add your school and district leadership, ask them to watch one of our targeted webinars on Analytics, viewable from the 'Admin Webinar App' (inside your LaunchPad), to learn more.
Want more information on User Permissions? Check out our support documentation.