Tech Time Newsletter

February 2, 2016

Classroom News

  • Kindergarten will finish and print their Valentine's card.
  • First grade will begin their All About Me booklets.
  • Second grade will explore Google Docs.
  • Third grade will finish their Excel unit.
  • Fourth grade has program practice.
  • Fifth grade will type and publish their conference Weebly.
Big image
Google Keep

Even More Ways to Use Google

All staff and students have a Google account through their school email addresses.

Google Keep... AKA Digital Sticky Notes

If you are a sticky note addict you are going to LOVE Google Keep!

What is Google Keep? Keep is a FREE way to save your thoughts. You can create, share, and collaborate on notes and lists and even set reminders and save the notes to your Google drive.
  • It works on Android, iOS, and the web.
  • Best part- it syncs across all your devices!
  • Think digital sticky notes!
Google Keep is a great app for creating to-do lists and reminders. Google Keep lets users share notes just like sharing Google Documents. In that regard it’s great for keeping track of to-do lists in team projects. In the video embedded below Richard Byrne demonstrates how to use, create, and share notes in Google Keep.
Click the link below the video to try Google Keep.
How to create and share notes in Google Keep

How to Enable the God Mode Control Panel in Windows by Aseem Kishore

Windows has a vast amount of settings that can be configured to adjust how Windows operates. However, adjusting these settings is not the easiest thing to do. The majority of them must be adjusted using the Control Panel, found by going to Start > Control Panel.

Although the Control Panel is a good tool, it can sometimes be difficult to use. For the most part, when using Control Panel, you must toggle back and forth between numerous different windows to setup everything. Sometimes it’s also hard to find a specific setting that you are looking for. In addition, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 have two places for adjusting settings: via the Control Panel and via the Settings app.
However, there is one other way that you can adjust settings on your Windows computer, which gives you all adjustment options in one place: God Mode or the Master Control Panel. No one is really sure why it’s called God Mode because it’s basically just a list of all the possible settings in one place and you don’t have to name it God Mode!

To get to this Master Control Panel, you need to first create a new folder on your desktop. To do so, right click on your desktop to bring up the secondary menu. From the secondary menu, choose New > Folder. This will add a default folder to your desktop which will be named something like New folder, or New folder 2, etc.

Next, you need to change the name of the New folder that you just created. First copy the text below that starts with GodMode.(E…}. Now right click on the folder and choose Rename.


Paste this text as the name of the folder and then press Enter. Now, the folder should have changed from the default blank folder icon to a Control Panel looking icon with the name GodMode. Note that you can change that beginning text to anything you like, it doesn’t have to be GodMode.

Double click on the icon to open it up. You will notice that it looks similar to the Control Panel window, with all options placed in list format. This is a great way to see all the available adjustments for Windows in one spot.

Now, you can jump to a certain setting and configure it easily, without having to go through a bunch of different Windows. When you click on a listing within the “God Mode” window, you will be able to go straight to the configuration page.

The main convenience of GodMode is that you can see all the settings without having to know what to search for.

Again, this little trick works on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Enjoy!

Big image
Thanks to Jeff Koterba color cartoon for 2/1/2011 "Groundhog" for the cartoon.