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Twain Runs Brooklyn Half Marathon
The race started near the Brooklyn Museum, went past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. Then, after a loop around the park, runners headed onto Ocean Parkway toward Coney Island for the finish line at the boardwalk, just blocks from Mark Twain. Congratulations to all the participants, especially those associated with our school including our principal Karen Ditolla and my two computer teacher (yes you heard that right computer teacher / marathon runners) colleagues on the far right.
You can see them by clicking the link on the right hand side ----->
Microsoft Office Now Available to All NYC Students
The families of all NYC students can now claim free Office 365 accounts by visiting https://studentoffice.net with the child's date of birth and the parent phone number registered with the DOE. Typically it's the one you used on the Blue emergency home contact card and if that doesn't work, look up the email in your child's bio via PupilPath. You'll be able to install this on up to 5 family computers (Windows or Mac) and up to 5 mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows) however the iPad from Twain will be one of those 5 mobile installs. Mark Twain has no immediate plans to embrace Microsoft Office vs. the Google Apps for Education accounts students already have access to but there's absolutely no reason not to get this excellent software package for free. Ditto Apple's equivalent products like Pages, Keynote, etc. Once we see what sort of questions arise, we'll make some technical documentation available to help. And it's still unclear how our staff will get Microsoft Office but they will get it. And yes, where possible all the school's computers will be updated too. Make sure you keep track of your chosen email/password for the Office 365 account or you'll struggle to get technical support from Microsoft down the road.
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