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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:


 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is this weekend’s challenge:


 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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“March Madness,” “Bracketology,” “the Big Dance,” etc….

Across North America (and indeed, much of the globe) the next several weeks are referred to as “March Madness.” Also called “The Big Dance,” “The Tournament,” “The Road to the Final Four,” and “The NCAA Tournament,” this phenomenon sees previously unknown college students (18-22 years old) become household names and even the most passive sports fan becomes a college basketball pundit. For those of us at NIS, it’s a chance to demonstrate newfound knowledge about basketball and share that with Andy, Kasson, Dan or Joe and say things like, “I told you that Middle Tennessee State University would beat your Hoosiers (Kasson’s team)” or “I guess your [Texas] Longhorns (Andy’s team) were no match for the Hokies” or “Wow, Joe, I thought you said your Michigan Wolverines were good.”

While a large amount of gambling takes place (more than 10 Billion USD change hands in bets based on this CNBC report), the most interesting part of this phenomenon is that there is sometimes much more focus on trying to accurately predict who will win or lose, that the games themselves are sometimes forgotten. Perhaps this is because it is so hard to accurately predict the winners, even for the most basketball-savvy individual (professors at Duke University have calculated that it is a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance). Billionaire tycoon Warren Buffett has offered a 2 million USD prize to his employees for the first one to get 76% of their bracket correct over the last few years. (To date there has never been a “perfect” bracket).

If you’ve read this far and are still interested in joining this phenomenon here, at NIS, please email Joe to join the NIS March Madness by Monday at 12/noon. (Please note that all betting proceeds will benefit our NIS charities; bragging rights are yours!)

For more information on this phenomenon, from a non-American perspective, check out this link.

Let the Madness commence!

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:


While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:

 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:

 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:

 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is this weekend’s challenge:

 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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Posting Information to Screens

Good morning,

Some of you may be wondering about how to get content from your classes, ASAs, etc onto the screens around the school. Here is a reminder about how to do that.

First, as they are horizontal screens, we would like to ask that any content you do submit, that you follow these protocols:

  • For all media submissions, please ensure that they maximize the horizontal perspective that the screens provide (i.e. landscape layout)
  • If you are submitting a single document (i.e. flyer) please make sure to make the text as large as possible (again using landscape layout) and high-resolution images (200dpi/A3 format would help ensure the size and pictures look correct)
  • Keep videos to 1GB or less
  • If you are unsure about how to make a slideshow, you can just put all the pictures in a folder and put your request to make a slideshow in your email
  1. Save all of these on the Large File Storage
  2. Send the link/folder location to it-help@nanjing-school.com
  3. Please put an appropriate subject heading (like Student Council poster, Swimming Gala, etc.)
  4. Please also include the duration that you would like your media to run (i.e. 1 week, 2 days, etc., keeping in mind that 2 weeks is maximum duration)

And don’t hesitate to ask us for help as well, if you have an idea but you’re not quite sure how to make it happen.

Second, here is the list of screens and their location:

  • 2nd Floor Cafe – the Centre (Pool/Activities)
  • Foyer Centre (Admissions)
  • Centre/Pool Hallway (Pool)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by the sliding doors (Admin)
  • Foyer/School Entrance – by Library (Library/Admin/Student Council)
  • Library (Library)
  • End of Hall by Green Gym – 70″ Screen (Design/Activities/PE)
  • 2nd Floor across from IT Office (MS/US/Activities/Counseling/IT)
  • 2nd Floor, end of MYP/DP Hall (Middle/Upper School)
  • 2nd Floor by Music Department (Music/Student Council)
  • PAC (Drama)

In parenthesis/brackets are departments with primary content oversight, though you can always send email to it-help@nanjing-school.com with your request and we can sort it out. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

All the best,

Your Friendly IT Department

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:

 

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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March Media Mentor Month – “DnD”

Today’s challenge is for those who want to have a little more control over the distraction their phones bring to their lives. Remember, even though most of these are worded for the Apple universe, many of these same features exist in the Android and Microsoft universes too!

And remember to check out the rest of the calendar for a challenge you might have missed.

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March Media Mentor Month

Following on from the Weekly Bulletin post about March Media Mentor Month, here is today’s challenge:

While the original post was primarily for parents, teachers are also encouraged to try some of these with their students as well. Try and complete as many of the activities in the calendar as you can throughout the month of March and if you would like to share with our community, make sure to mention @nischinaorg (on Instagram) or @NISChina (on Twitter or Facebook) so we can follow your progress! Together we can mentor each other to be more mindful and purposeful users of technology!

The rest of the calendar can be found below:

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Digital Citizenship Meeting Reminder

Good Morning,

Please remember that our first meeting this afternoon will be around our Digital Citizenship Philosophy at 1430 in the PAC. All you need is a (non-digital) writing implement. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Limited Wifi Connection on Sunday 24 February

Good Morning,

Please note that Student, MYP DP Student, and VIP Parent networks will all be down this coming Sunday, 24 February, as we upgrade our overall school network. There will be no connection from morning until evening on these networks. Teacher and AdminStaff networks will remain active and should not be disrupted by this upgrade. Please make alternative plans as necessary and thank you for your patience as we work to make everyone’s connection better and more stable!

The NIS IT and Operations Teams

Largestorage and Fileserver update reminder!

Happy (Chinese) New Year and Welcome Back!

We recently upgraded the access protocols to our Largestorage and Fileservers at NIS, so if you’ve been experiencing problems connecting to them, that is why. But don’t worry! Here are the instructions for updating the settings on your computer if you access from school:

  1. CMD+K keyboard shortcut will open the Connect to Server window below:
  2. For LargeStorage  access: smb://192.168.30.10/    OR  smb://largestorage.nanjing-school.com/
  3. For FileServer access: smb://192.168.30.12/     OR  smb://fileserver.nanjing-school.com/

Note that the SMB part is quite important and the main difference.

If you are trying to connect via the links on the school website from home, come and see us in IT for help, or, if you are so inclined, follow the (slightly) more complicated directions below:

  • While at school you need to download the new SSL VPN Client Software by doing the following:
    1. Connect to  https://218.94.153.195:4433 with a web browser

    2. Type your username and password (i.e. your Veracross login information)

    3. Choose the correct installer for your operating system (MacOS version)

    4. Save the file to your computer

    5. Click install.

  • Once installed:
    1. Select the WatchGuard Mobile VPN with SSL from your Applications
    2. When asked for server, type 218.94.153.195:4433
    3. Enter your username and password (same as before)
    4. Click the Connect button, and the VPN connection should be established.

Congratulations, you should now be able to securely connect to the Fileserver and Largestorage servers from home using the SMB protocol.

Once again, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us in IT!

Thanks,

The NIS IT Department

What’s the NIS procedure/policy/guidelines on…?

Weclome to the Year of the Pig!

Have you ever wondered about who your budget head was? Or what the Code of Conduct is for visitors to NIS? Trying to figure out if the photo you took of your students building with lego is appropriate to Tweet out? Well, all of these things and more can be found within our O365 Sharepoint server located, living and continuously updated online.  Some further dissemination of these important tidbits of information are outlined below:

  • The Staff Folder is where the majority of policy documents, procedures and forms live
  • Want a car loan? A soft copy of the yellow form? NIS Letterhead or branded Powerpoint slides? -> Check out the Resources folder
  • Forgotten where to find that Curriculum Mapping Template? Or curious about what ATLs look like in the MYP? Check out the Curriculum Development folder
  • Missed the Monday Morning Briefing? You’re in luck because you will also find a link to the OneNote document on the left-hand side (as seen below) – or click here and bookmark the page!

While you’re visiting, your friendly IT Coaches and Staff remind you to bookmark this page! (That’s the Command + D keys or find it under Bookmarks in the menu). Happy surfing!

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