Tech Tips!

May 9, 2016

Weekly Tech TIps!

In Windows 10 you can create multiple desktops that may come in handy if you want to separate your different classes. All you do is click the Windows key + Tab key together then choose ‘New Desktop’ in the bottom right. A second desktop will appear where you can create a separate lesson. To switch back, just hit the Windows key + Tab key again and choose the desktop that you want display.


On any school phone, the Directories button, which looks like an open book, allows you to easily call someone or look up information by name or extension. To find someone within the district, tap this button, then scroll to and select “Corporate Directory”, or press 5. Use the number keys to type a portion of the target’s name or number, tap Search, scroll to the correct contact, then lift the receiver to call them.

Helpful Link of the Week!

This week's link is to Ten Marks. Ten Marks is a math site where students can get individualized math help. They get feedback on how they've done. There are videos and hints for help if students are stumped. TenMarks has a quick video about how it works. There are lots of features for free. Click here for a full list of features.

This Week's Digital Daredevils!!

Let us know how we can help you use technology in your classroom!

Let us know if you need training on any technology-related item. Tammy May can meet with you at a time and place that fit your schedule. She can even work alongside you in the classroom to help you implement technology or to guide your students through a new tool. Many tools will work with what you are already using to make your job easier, such as Flubaroo, mentioned above.

You can email Chris or Tammy, or you can use the technology PD request form, also found below. You can always call Tammy at x8979 and leave a voicemail.

Please let Tammy know if you need any help with portfolio-related items!

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