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Weekly Orientations to Hapara Tools

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Hapara Teacher Dashboard 2.0 Orientation

Please join us for a basic introduction to Hapara Teacher Dashboard.  This orientation will cover basic tools in the Hapara Tool Suite 2.0  to include:

The Student Tile

Root Folder

Color Groupings

One Click Email

Smart Copy

The Sharing Tab

Unshared subtab

All Docs subtab

In order to prepare for your Teacher Dashboard rollout, please access the presentation, “Preparing for Hapara Teacher Dashboard” by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:

 You spoke and we listened. New times for orientations below.

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Intrinsic Schools Taps Hapara to Help Connect Classroom with Digital Dashboards

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July 22, 2014

Palo Alto, Ca – Intrinsic Schools, a Chicago-based non-profit network of public charter schools,  has engaged Hapara Inc., edtech maker of Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps, to provide Intrinsic teachers crucial access to Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps. Intrinsic Director of Technology, Marcos Alcozer, says, “We believe that technology is the key to bringing true differentiation into the classroom to allow our teachers to provide the right level of instruction to each student. Hapara Teacher Dashboard allows our teachers to easily group students and distribute the resources that they need when they need … Read the rest →

Google Groups, Organization Units, and Subdomains – Explainer

Technology directors and facilitators new to the Google Apps game must master a new vernacular. When managing a Google Apps domain, three things you must quickly learn about are groups, organization units (OU’s), and subdomains. Each has a host of different applications, some overlapping, and can be used to assist a school system with data maintenance and customization.


Google Groups are structures that associate a group of users together. Once enrolled in a group, a user can access discussion forums associated with the group, and send and receive emails that are addressed to the specific Google … Read the rest →

An Interesting Perspective on the Cost of Google Apps

Allison Mollica, Google Certified Trainer, and active thought leader, recently shared this post about the cost of Going Google Apps. In brief, she cautions school innovators not to sell Google Apps as a free alternative to prior information and knowledge management systems. The piece is very supportive of Google Apps as a transformative tool set, while at the same time offering a thoughtful rationale for not touting the platform as free. Have a read.… Read the rest →

Tell Your Story at ISTE 2014

The Hapara Team will be hosting a theater at ISTE in Atlanta this year. We know that our most valuable asset is you, our community of solution oriented school leaders. In our last monthly email update, we asked for volunteers to present at this largest of global education technology conferences. Many of you submitted your proposals, and they all look fantastic. There is still space for more.

The conference will only last three days this year; Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, June 29-July1. If you are already planning on attending, please consider giving a 20-minute presentation in our theater. Here is … Read the rest →