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Teacher's Corner 2015

  • [aKBC] aKBC 2.0: Anticipatory Design Fall 2015 for USD

  • IDEA SLC Meeting 02.03.2015 "Resources @ WA" Google Presentation
  • Technology Resources Newsletter 01.26.2015 Google Document
  • [aKBC] Linux Software Refurbishing Instructions Page
  • [aKBC] USD Talk on Asynchronous Knowledge Building Communities July 2014
  • --------------------------------------------------Useful Sites ----------------------------------
  • [aKBC] Edmodo - Social tool for maintaining community communication across multiple platforms.
  • [aKBC] Schoology - Edmodo competitor
  • [aKBC] Prezi - Animated slide shows, good for showing connections. 
  • [aKBC] Lucidchart - Powerful tool for creating diagrams and flow charts. Also on Android/ChromeOS.
  • [aKBC] Engrade - Competent online grading/asynchronous learning platform. 
  • [aKBC] Classdojo - Somewhat gimmicky but nevertheless colorful and catchy classroom management tool
  • [aKBC] Popplet - Tool for creating collaborative knowledge maps.
  • [aKBC] Wikispaces - Tool for creating knowledge stores for communities and sub-communities.
  • [aKBC] Google Drive - Multi-tool for student and teacher virtual artifact synthesis.
  • [aKBC] Animoto - Tool for creating animated videos based on user-provided images, comments & sound
  • [aKBC] Asynchronous Knowledge Building Community Wiki : kbc.wikispaces.com 
  • [aKBC] Adobe Flash Settings
    • For R180, set https://h100000969.education.scholastic.com in Always Allow fields
  • [aKBC] Tech Notes Page :
    • Due to the potential for misuse, this page is locked and may only be accessed by authorized personnel. If you believe you qualify as an instructional leader for your institution, please send an email to Kevin Chow through the "Contact Me" form on the left.
  • --------------------------------------------------Offline Software / Hardware ----------------------------------
  • [aKBC] FreedomPop - Free 500MB / mo Wireless Internet USB Modem
  • [aKBC] xNote Stopwatch - Freeware timer/stopwatch for Windows
  • [aKBC] Imageburn - Freeware CD/DVD/BD burning software. Also creates images.
  • [aKBC] IrfanView - Free image editor/resizer. Can also create PDFs from certain files.
  • [aKBC] VLC Player - Free video player. Supports variety of formats include H. 264 and DIVX.
  • [aKBC] Internet Download Manager - 25-day trial, not free. But the most powerful and reliable downloading tool for ripping video off of sites like Youtube and for downloading both large and small files.
  • [aKBC] LiLi USB - Free and all-in-one tool for creating bootable CD/DVD/USB for Linux builds and diagnostic software.
  • [aKBC] Memtest - Freeware memory tester. Now with an all-in-one *.exe that creates a bootable USB for you (use with caution, make sure you select the right drive). Tests your system's RAM.
  • [aKBC] Prime95 - Freeware CPU tester. 
  • [aKBC] MSI Afterburner - Freeware computer video processor tester. 
  • [aKBC] Clonezilla - Freeware from Taiwanese Government for creating clones of hard drives, bit by bit.
  • --------------------------------------------------LAUSD - Specific ----------------------------------
  • [LAUSD] LAUSD Digital Benefits Page: http://achieve.lausd.net/itdiscounts 
  • [LAUSD] LAUSD Certs Page : use "Trusted Root Authorities" store
  • [LAUSD] ITD Ticket Creation Page: ITD page
  • [LAUSD] R180 SAM Teacher Panel: https://h100000969.education.scholastic.com/scholasticcentral
  • [LAUSD] Smarter Balance Secure Browser
  • --------------------------------------------------WAPHS - Specific ----------------------------------
  • [WAPHS] Classroom Facility Repair Request Form (AC / ELECTRICAL / CONSTRUCTION)
  • [WAPHS] Technology Service Request Form  for 2014
  • [WAPHS] Plant Manager Help Request Form for 2014 (AVAILABLE SEPT 2014)
  • [WAPHS] Ms. Kantor's Library Site
  • [WAPHS] Product Key Record for Vista / W7 / W8 2014

LAUSD Root Certificate

posted Oct 10, 2012, 12:13 PM by Kevin Chow   [ updated Dec 6, 2012, 12:10 PM ]


posted Aug 20, 2012, 5:11 PM by Kevin Chow   [ updated Aug 20, 2012, 5:18 PM ]

Scholastic Achievement Manager



WEST ADAMS PREPARATORY SENIOR HIGH’s unique Master Username and Password has changed

Your SAM username is 8748WAPHS and password is e*****1


RETURNING TEACHERS (same site) - Your username and password credentials are still active. If you have forgotten your logon credentials, please email me and I will reset them so you can have access.  Do not attempt to create a new account as this will create duplicate entries and affect your Interactive Teaching System (ITS) access.


NEW TEACHERS - You will need to create a new teacher account. Once you have set up your account, use your own username and password to log in to SAM. Attached are directions for creating your log on and setting up your classes.


STUDENT ACCESS - Each of the student programs: Read180, System 44, rSkills, SRC, SPI and SRI will launch from the following web link and should be bookmarked on all student computers. 


Golf 2012 Contact Info Registration (Students)

posted Mar 13, 2012, 2:30 PM by Kevin Chow   [ updated Mar 13, 2012, 2:34 PM ]

Golf Final

posted Feb 3, 2012, 10:25 AM by Kevin Chow

There will be no golf final. Class will be in Mr. Chow's room until 12:34pm. 
Certain students are going to Mulligan's after school. This is a non-official event and students and parents are responsible for their own transportation, etc. 

11.28.11 Week 12 & VHS Golf Christmas Party

posted Nov 28, 2011, 10:32 AM by Kevin Chow   [ updated Nov 30, 2011, 2:11 PM ]

Monday - Westchester
Tuesday - (Professional Development Day; dismissal at 1:30pm) - Meet in Mr. Chow's Class
Wednesday - Weight Room
Thursday - Play Penmar
Friday - Penmar
(from Mrs. Tsukahira's newsletter)

Christmas Party:
At: Mary Harper's House (address TBA)
Date: Dec. 8, 2011 (needs verification)
11607 Clover Ave
Los Angeles, 90066

Secret Santa: Mr. Chow has a spreadsheet with all the assignments. Ask him if you forgot who you have. Spending cap is $10 (needs verification)

Golf Closet:
Keys to the Golf Closet (all four) are finally acquired. Golf Closet will be opened each day at 7:20-ish each morning. Place in there at your own risk as the door will be unsecured. Kevin Cullen has volunteered to lock the door each day before 8am.

Note: Semester 1 Final for 6th period is February 3rd. 

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