Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Chromebook Usage Tips and Tricks
The Ginormous Cursor
High Contrast Mode
When the Chromebook is in "High Contrast Mode," it means the majority of the screen will show as black and the text will be a white or lighter color. Sometimes students use this because it is easier for them to see. But, again, it isn't for everyone! If you'd like to change this option, navigate again to the lower right hand corner and click Settings or Accessibility. (the same screen to change the mouse cursor). You will then see that "High Contrast Mode" is checked and you can uncheck it to return to normal viewing.
Help! The Screen is Upside Down!
This is one of the more "advanced" tricks that can be used. If a student wants to play a joke on their friend, an easy way is to rotate their Chromebook screen. This is an easy keyboard shortcut fix. But, you must be signed in for this to work. To remedy this, in combination, click "ctrl + shift + (chromebook refresh button)." Then, rotate it until it is in a normal position and continue use.