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Understanding Google Hangout and Email Features

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Information The Internet is an important resource for both children and adults and is an increasingly vital learning tool within our schools. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is continuing to partner with families to … Continue reading

The Red Page – I’m Blocked!

The content filter is set to allow sites based upon a policy attached to each user.  In the district we have four policies that impact the majority of our users.  Those are: Staff Policy, Elementary Student Policy, Secondary Student Policy … Continue reading

Oops! There is an Error!

Technology is often asked about issues with the content filter and why the “Oops Error” is appearing.  The content filter is based on user identification and if there is an error in that identification it can cause various problems.  One … Continue reading

Apps and Extensions Gone Wild

Google Chrome apps and extensions work like regular programs for desktop computers, but they only work on Chromebooks and the Chrome web browser.  The district manages student Chromebooks in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) console.  The admin console allows staff … Continue reading

Internet Offer for Families

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is partnering with EveryoneOn to increase home access to the Internet among families. EveryoneOn is a national non-profit organization created to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service accessible to all … Continue reading

YouTube – Understanding Restricted Mode

The Lee’s Summit School District is required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Board Policy EHB to have a content filter in place to restrict student access to content that is considered illegal for students.  YouTube moved content … Continue reading

Gone in a Flash

Google, who is the makers of Chrome web browser, Chrome OS for Chromebooks, and Android, is phasing out their support for Flash based websites, apps, and software. Flash player is becoming an obsolete media player due to security and compatibility issues … Continue reading

Student Problems with Chromebooks

As the district prepares for Day 1 of school tomorrow, we wanted to remind staff that student problems (damage, loss, etc.) with their Chromebook are processed at the logistics desk in each school.  Please do not enter a ticket into … Continue reading