Tech Time Newsletter

April 5, 2016

Classroom News

Kindergarten will continue lessons on coding.
First grade will continue lessons on coding.
Second grade will continue to create their Google slides.
Third grade will continue to create their animal magazine in Publisher.
Fourth grade will work in Microsoft Excel.
Fifth grade will finish their iMovie book trailers and QR codes for them.

Coding in First Grade

This month Belmont first graders are using iPads and laptops to learn about computer coding. They are being exposed to words such as algorithm, computer programmer, and sequence. On the iPad, they are using Scratch Jr. and on the laptops, they are using Kodable. Check it out!

How do I use Problem Steps Recorder?

Wouldn't it be great if you could just show K12 the problem you are experiencing on your computer? Or if you are showing students how to access a website and then 5 of them ask you how you perform the operation again and again? Now, the solution is available to you with Problem Steps Recorder.
You can use Problem Steps Recorder to automatically capture the steps you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a picture of the screen during each click (called a screen shot). Once you capture these steps, you can save them to a file that can be used by a support professional or someone else helping you with a computer problem or to share with your students who can watch the steps you take over and over again!

  1. Open Problem Steps Recorder by clicking the Start button , and then typing psr. In the list of results, click psr.

  2. Click Start Record. On your computer, go through the steps on your computer to reproduce the problem. You can pause the recording at any time, and then resume it later.

  3. Click Stop Record.

  4. In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save (the file is saved with the .zip file name extension).

    To view the record of the steps you recorded, open the .zip file you just saved, and then double-click the file. The document will open in your browser.

How to send recording in an email.

After recording and saving a .zip file, click the help down arrow , and then click Send to E‑mail recipient. This will open an e‑mail message in your default e‑mail program with the last recorded file attached to it.


When you record steps on your computer, anything you type will not be recorded. If what you type is an important part of recreating the problem you're trying to solve, use the comment feature described below to highlight where the problem is occurring.

HELP! I am so busy, stressed, overwhelmed, tense, etc.

Please let this little sign be a reminder to STOP, and just pause and enjoy!
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