TECH TIPS & TIDBITS

FROM ELEM ETS - ISSUE 2

Hoping these tips and tricks are helpful while you are working from home planning lessons for distance learning.

TWO SCREEN DILEMMA - SNAP WINDOWS

Have you ever wished you had dual monitors so you could see two screens at once? There is a trick to make that happen on your tablet!


Windows Key + Left Arrow and Windows Key + Right Arrow will snap windows to the left and right half of the screen respectively.

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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

DESKTOP SHORTCUTS

Creating desktop shortcuts is easy! Go to the website you want to save as a shortcut, drag the link to your desktop and now you have a shortcut. Want to rename it? Right click --> Rename
Creating a Shortcut

Online PDF Editor - PDF Candy

Need to only post 1 page of a 4 page PDF document for your students? Don't have fancy PDF editing software? No problem!!


PDF Candy provides absolutely free online and offline tools for working with PDF files (converting, splitting, merging, rotating, etc ).

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Tablet Troubleshooting - Won't Boot?

If the pen is attached to the case too close to the top, it can accidentally press down on the power/standby button, causing the device to either get stuck in standby or possibly prevent the device from being able to boot altogether. Make sure the pen is not pushing against that button.


Also, make sure you shut down the tablet when finished working as opposed to putting it to sleep. If it seems like it will not boot, and is adequately charged, hold the power button down for 20 seconds until it starts.

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District Voicemail Number

(832) 736-6199


You can call this number to retrieve your messages from your district phone extension. And you can give this number to parents to call you. They will need your extension.


How do you find your extension? It is listed in Outlook or Windows Mail. Click on your name in the email heading.


*Don't have an extension listed? Contact Gary McLeod (mcleodg) or Bo Barrios (barriosb) and they will make sure you are assigned one.


I will place a copy of all campus extensions in our Staff OneNote as well.


Great way to avoid giving out your personal number to parents. When you return phone calls remember to dial *67 before dialing the number and the call will show as "Private," "Anonymous," or some other indicator on the recipient's phone instead of your mobile number.

Finding your Work Phone Extension

SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

Online Textbook Resources

Student accounts are pulled into these resources from Skyward; however, there are still a few things you need to do on your end to make the resources available for student use.


Accelerate Learning - You need to create a class, move students from the main list into your class and choose which resources you would like to be visible to students when they log in.

Here are some instructions: click here


Pearson - Select your textbook and all classes and students will be there.

Here are some video instructions: click here


If you do not create classes, add your students and assign them resources they will not be able to view anything when logged into the resources.

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

I am available during the day to assist you in any way I can. I will have "virtual office hours" Monday-Friday from 1:00-2:00pm.


In addition, I am always available by email or if you need to call me I can send you my number.


Let me know how I can support you!!

Elem ETS Distance Learning Info & Resources Website

Contains our Distance Learning Professional Development Schedule, Resources from the Trainings, Resources for Teaching Online, Resources for Students Learning Online and Resources for Families! Check it out!!!

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