Tech Tips!

May 23, 2016

Weekly Tech Tips!

You can snap two different windows side by side on a Chromebook similar to the way you can with windows. Just click and drag the title bar to the left or right edge and release. That window will now take up the left or right half of your screen. Repeat on the other side, and you now have two windows visible at the same time.


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!

Since summer is creeping up on us, this week's links are for some tech-related summer camps.


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 nawinter@microsoft.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.

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.

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.

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