Tech Tips!

February 26, 2016

Weekly Tech Tips

Has your teacher station PC ever shown a “Monitor going to sleep” message while booting up? To fix this quickly, try turning your projector on. If you see the logon screen, sign in. Sometimes the computer forgets which screen is which, but after logging in, it should detect both the monitor and projector again.

When you type in your username in various sites does auto fill display all your misspelled attempts, or worse yet, display your password that was mistakenly input? To remove those entries, highlight the entry by hovering over it and press shift-delete. It will no longer show up as an option in auto fill.

Fun Link of the Week!

Google Spell Up is a fun spelling game for any age. The program gives students words to spell, and the student spells the words out loud with a microphone or types them. To type, click on the gear in the lower-left-hand corner and turn the keyboard on. There is no log in required, but students can login through Google to save progress. The program requires a microphone to be enabled, but the student doesn't have to spell out loud if keyboard is preferred. Students move up levels as they build towers of words!

Need Help? Contact Us!

Let us know if you need additional 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. You can also call Tammy at x8979 and leave a voicemail.

Please let Tammy know if you need any help with portfolio-related items!