May 23, 2016
Weekly Tech Tips!
You can have a caps lock key on the Chromebooks. Just click on your picture in the lower right. Then click on settings. Next, click on "keyboard settings." There you will see the keys you can change. The search key is the name of the key where caps lock typically appears. Just change that key from search to caps lock, and it will now function as caps lock. (This is a repeat for those teachers who have just gotten their Chromebooks!)
Helpful Link of the Week!
Microsoft is offering a YouthSpark coding camp at the Microsoft Store in the Fashion Mall in Keystone. There will be two different groups of campers each day.
·The same material will be covered two different times each day.
·The morning camp starts on June 6th at 11:00 am.
·The afternoon camp starts on June 6th at 3:00 pm.
·These camps are two hours long, Monday through Thursday.
·There will be different topics each week throughout the Summer.
·Parents or guardians are required to stay in the vicinity of the store during each camp session, and registration is required on the above site. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Nanette Winter at email@example.com or if you have trouble getting registered.
Next is to an article on 9 online summer camps you can share with your students and their parents. Many are free, including Camp Google, which features four weeks of fun on the topics of oceans, nature, music, and space. The article is from Common Sense Media. The article describes each camp and gives the price, if any.
This week's Digital Daredevils are Mrs. Loos and her Ridge View ( and HMS, too!) music students! They have been using Google Classroom to access assignments.
Fifth grade students tried a new video-recording tool on the Chromebooks. Mrs. Loos also communicates with students and families through her blog and other sites.
Let us know how we can help you use technology in your classroom!
Please let Tammy know if you need any help with portfolio-related items!