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Welcome to the new home of the edTechCCPS blog.  We have changed blogging platforms to bring you the reader a more refined experience.  Come back here in August for amazing content. Until then check out the archives on the old blogging platform here.

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Your End-of-Year Tech List: Closing Out Your Digital Classroom

Your End-of-Year Tech List:
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✔ Task Tips Helpful Links
Google Classrooms Archive your Google classrooms to prevent students from unmonitored posting.   If you delete a class, you no longer have access to posts or its associated resources. Written Video
Edmodo Classrooms Archive your Edmodo classrooms to prevent students from unmonitored posting. If you delete a class, you no longer have access to posts or its associated resources. Directions

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