Tech Tips

March 17, 2015

#1 Desktop Links – Easy Shortcuts to Websites!

  1. Minimize and/or arrange browser window so you can see both the browser window and the desktop.
  2. At the top of the browser window, locate the icon to the left of the web address.
  3. Drag the icon to your desktop.
  4. Rename and put into folders, as desired!
Scholastic Learning

Looking for quick, engaging, and education activities online? Well, Scholastic has the solution with a section of their website that offers 50+ one-stop learning activities in a fun and easy-to-use interface! The activities don’t require any prep and can be done in 15 – 20 minutes.

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#3 Random Name Picker

Class Tools Random Name Picker

This is a web tool that selects a random word from a list that you provide. When used with a projector, it is a great way to review vocabulary words, important dates, or concepts — or use it to randomly pick a name from your student list.


To use the Tool:

  1. Enter some names or words in the provided area.
  2. Click either the typewriter or the fruit machine button to randomly pick one of the names from your list.
  3. Optional: In the “Edit Words” area, click the floppy disk icon in the lower left corner to save a file with you students’ name