It's Tech Twednesday!
Feb. 17, 2016
Preventive Computer Maintenance:
While this is not technically considered maintenance it goes along with the idea of keeping your computer healthy and running its best.
Power as you know is critically important to the health of a computer. While most people have surge protectors on their computers, surges are only one problem. Brown-out are also a concern for computers, especially if you leave your computer running all the time. If your house lights ever dim, or your computer mysteriously reboots during the day, or your lights flicker when the AC unit comes on, then your house has brown-outs. If your computer is on the same circuit as other major appliances, hair dryers, curling irons, clothes irons, your computer is most likely suffering through brown-outs. It is recommended if you leave your computer on all the time that you install a back-up power solution. Both APC and Trip-Lite are major brand names in the back-up power industry. They both have units sized for home computers. A $50-$100 addition can potentially save you hundreds of dollars and hours of time replacing/repairing your damaged computer.
Door 24 Plus sends students on a mathematical adventure! Students will take a quick assessment and then head into either Snargg Splatt to work on fact fluency or Victor Fixer to work on computational fluency. Available for free on the App Store, this iPad app for grades 1-8 establishes students' fact fluency and then builds computational fluency by providing practice problems using basic facts, number sense, and algebraic thinking.
Like Remind, Bloomz is a techer communication app that provides real-time updates, event and volunteer coordination, and community building tools to engage with parents. Bloomz is built for the K-8 environment and enables teachers to save time in their communication with barents by easily sending messages, sharing pictures, scheduling parent-teacher conferences, and even sighning up for volunteer opportunities. Find out more.
Adobe announced the availability of Adobe Post, a free iPhone app that lets users turn words and images into beautiful designs that are instantly sharable across social channels. Thee app features design filters that automatically arrange images and text in a few taps, as well as responsive text that adjusts when moved or resized. Color palates provide color schemes and an Inspration Wall that presents layouts and designs.