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Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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Leaving School District 21? Information about what’s in your CCSD21 Google Apps for Education Account

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At the end of each school year, students and teachers ask questions about taking their School District 21 materials with them. Due to issues of ownership, there are actually different rules about how students and teachers can take their documents with them.   What happens to the account when I leave? School District 21 has […]

Google Apps on your mobile device

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A number of years ago, CCSD21 had hoped to be able to provide access to CCSD21 email, calendar, and contacts to CCSD21 staff members on personal mobile devices. Technical and policy issues were examined and preparations were made. ¬†Ultimately, there was no way around the fact that School District 21 would have needed to invest […]

Leaving School District 21? Information about what’s in your CCSD21 Google Apps account

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At the end of each school year, students and teachers ask questions about taking their School District 21 materials with them. Due to issues of ownership, there are actually different rules about how students and teachers can take their documents with them.   What happens to the account when I leave? School District 21 has […]

Google+ Photos: Now in Drive

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This week, Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Apps for Education domains. Google+ Photos will now appear in Google Drive on the left side titled as “Google Photos” as pictured below. There are some great benefit to this feature, and staff members also need to understand the distinction between the storage of […]

Google Hangouts: Getting Things Done

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Beginning today, Google Hangouts is enabled for all CCSD21.org users, students and staff. (Hangouts was originally opened as an option to staff only when it became mostly compliant with Google Vault.) Google has recently made Hangouts fully compliant with Google Vault, the service that School District 21 uses to necessarily archive email and chat messages. […]

Organizing Your Google Drive

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As staff members move to the new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e staff laptops, the only way to safely store and back-up files is in Google Drive. There, in addition to Google’s server infrastructure, School District 21 also has three additional services providing back-up and security for both our productivity as a school district as well […]

Google Classroom–Now Available!

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Throughout the summer, we’ve shared information about Google Classroom, and we’re excited to announce that, in response to educators from around the world, Google has doubled-down its efforts in order to get Classroom out even earlier than had previously been announced. We’re pleased to share that Google Classroom is now available for teachers throughout School […]

Google Classroom & Differentiation

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With the launch of Google Classroom, School District 21 teachers have another tool to make the science and art of differentiation more powerful and more seamless in appropriately challenging all of our students. Google Classroom allows teachers to create as many classes as they might like. So, while parents, students, and even the team of […]

Google Classroom in Authentic Learning

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An Authentic Learning unit delivers the curriculum to students in a meaningful and engaging manner by challenging them to solve a real problem with a real product that serves a real audience. Authentic Learning units prepare students for the world of today and tomorrow by requiring collaboration, creativity, and communication. Additionally, successfully solving such problems […]

New Google Drive launches

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Since June 2013, School District 21 staff members have been transitioning from local file storage and Office 2010/2013 (Windows) and Office 2011 (Mac) to Google Drive. This move has gone tremendously well thanks to the efforts of students and staff members. Throughout the organization, staff members are collaborating in Google Drive, and the tools provided […]



Each District 21 school is named after an American author, and learning and literacy is at the center of our Professional Learning Community. The Modern Pen provides a collaborative location in which District 21 teachers can come together to learn the skills that will enable their students to learn new skills and to understand concepts at an even different level than before.

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