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Personal Learning Networks

Posted by Todd Wasil on June 4, 2012 in Year past 3rd grade |

Click here to view a page on suggestions on how to get started and to watch a 4 minute video of Will Richardson discussing Personal Learning Networks.    

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Starting a WordPress Blog through the District Software

Posted by Todd Wasil on November 3, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

Click Here to print out directions on how to get started.

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Smart Board Calibrating

Posted by Todd Wasil on October 21, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

Click here for directions

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Making Fun Crossword Puzzles

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

  This tip can be used for professional or even personal reasons. It is a free crossword puzzle site that I thought would be fun for the end of the year. As teachers, we all know that the last couple of days of school can be challenging when trying to keep the kids involved and […]

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Creating a Desktop Picture

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

You work hard and it seems like you just don’t get to see your family enough (at least that is how I feel). Wouldn’t it be nice to see a picture of your family, friends or even pets every time you turn your computer on? The first step is getting the picture onto the computer. […]

9,435

Moving Pictures in a Word Document

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

When you insert a picture into a Microsoft Word document the computer reads that picture as a text letter. This means that you can not freely move the picture anywhere you would like to. You have to just use the space bar or tab key to move it like it was a word or letter. […]

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Calculator on the Computer

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

Ever find yourself needing a calculator right away. Well, your computer has a calculator and if you shortcut it onto your task bar you are just one click away from accessing a calculator. I find myself using this calculator all the time. You can access the calculator by going to the start button and then […]

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Internet Shortcuts on Desktop

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

As a homeroom teacher, you are required every morning to use the internet when you take attendance and lunch counts. After you turn your computer on you have to click on the internet and then click on Progress Book to access the program. Well, let’s shorten that step to just one. You can put a […]

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Locking Your Computer

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

This is a great shortcut for teachers and staff around a building full of curious little minds. For example, you are in the middle of an email and something comes up (happens all the time to me) so you need to quickly (under two seconds-I promise) lock your screen and attend to the matter. By holding […]

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Keep Your Computer Running at Peak Performance

Posted by Todd Wasil on August 17, 2011 in Year past 3rd grade |

Here is the scenario-Your computer is slow and sluggish. You are frustrated and then you call your tech guy to help. Well, the first thing us tech guys do is clean up your machine, by doing an error check and of course check for viruses. You can do a lot of this yourself because the computer comes […]

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