Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Make Google Searches Awesome!

https://flic.kr/p/7eg4Ep
Look! by Mark's Postcards... via CC2.0


Searching the internet is not hard. 

It has actually gotten easier!



There are lots of ways to find your information faster... by knowing how to search.  In the slides below, there are lots of tips and information to follow to make searches:

  • Faster,
  • Easier,
  • and more accurate.

Take notes and do your own search here:
https://goo.gl/KKQs1p

What did you find helpful?  Make a comment below!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chromebook Troubleshooting


What to do when your Chromebook is not working correctly?

1) Turn it off and turn it on again. 

On & off again Meme image
Press & Hold the power key.

2) Try a Hard Reset

Screenshot hard reset instructions
Then restart with the power key.

3) Is it an Extension?  

Some extensions can cause issues. Did you just install an extension?  Do you have a million of them running? Chrome extensions can slow down your Chromebook.
Check by going to chrome://extensions

screenshot disable extension

4) Is it a Theme?

Did you just install a Theme, and your Chromebook is acting funny?  Go to chrome://settings and reset to 'Default Theme'
screenshot reset to default theme

5) Is it a Keyboard issue?

Some keyboard issues have been reported on the Lenovo Chromebooks. Others are working well. But, you might be able to solve it, if it is a International Keyboard setting.

Try toggling between INTL and US Keyboard.



Still not working?  Ask your teacher if you can have a pass to see Mr. Schultz in the library.  He might be able to fix it, but he may also have to send it for service.
If it is truly broken, let your teacher know about it!




Chromebook Troubleshooting


What to do when your Chromebook is not working correctly?

1) Turn it off and turn it on again. 

On & off again Meme image
Press & Hold the power key.

2) Try a Hard Reset

Screenshot hard reset instructions
Then restart with the power key.

3) Is it an Extension?  

Some extensions can cause issues. Did you just install an extension?  Do you have a million of them running? Chrome extensions can slow down your Chromebook.
Check by going to chrome://extensions

screenshot disable extension

4) Is it a Theme?

Did you just install a Theme, and your Chromebook is acting funny?  Go to chrome://settings and reset to 'Default Theme'
screenshot reset to default theme

5) Is it a Keyboard issue?

Some keyboard issues have been reported on the Lenovo Chromebooks. Others are working well. But, you might be able to solve it, if it is a International Keyboard setting.

Try toggling between INTL and US Keyboard.



Still not working?  Ask your teacher if you can have a pass to see Mr. Schultz in the library.  He might be able to fix it, but he may also have to send it for service.
If it is truly broken, let your teacher know about it!




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blue & White Football Game

Hi!  At the Blue & White football game, why not take a few photos, and share your experience!

Everyone is allowed to add photos from the game, their positive experiences in the crowd, and game time selfies. Please keep your images friendly to everyone.  Photos uploaded will show the user's name who uploaded them.




Watch the tutorial below.

On your phone, you can upload with the Google Photos app, or just upload them later from your computer or Chromebook.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Creating Passwords you can remember!

Passwords.


Everyone needs one, but can never remember one.  Then, you come up with one, and... you use it everywhere!  Then, whoops... someone got ahold of your password! Now, all of your internet stuff is out in the breeze.

How do I create a password that I can remember, and is unique for every site I go to???

Here is my tip:


If I follow this method, I can remember my password, and it can be different for everywhere I go!

My 'rootword' and 'suffix' can be the same for each site.  I just change the initials for each site I go to...

  • Try not to use a 'rootword' that your friends can guess about you.
  • Your number on your football, hockey, or other jersey might not be the best for your suffix.



Remember, a password is not a password if it is not private.  Be very careful with whom you share your passwords!

Do's and Don'ts of Creating Strong Passwords
Do's and Don'ts of Creating Strong Passwords by Common Sense Media













Question by Gregor Črešnar from the Noun ProjectNeed help changing your school email password?  See Mr. Schultz



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Logout Chrome on other computers

Occasionally students forget to logout of other computers, like the lab computers.

Here is how to logout of a computer remotely, using your Chromebook, or other computer.

First, login to Gmail on a computer or Chromebook.

Scroll to the bottom of the window, and look for 'Details'

Then press this button.


And... you are logged out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Student Video Contest

Wisconsin Team Nutrition and the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the Wisconsin School Meals Rock Student Video Contest. Teams of students are invited to submit an original video telling us why their school meals rock. The goal of the contest is to connect students with the school meals program and promote the positive practices of your school’s food and nutrition services. Video entries and the entry form must be submitted by October 31, 2016.


Anyone interested, needing advice, or equipment for the project... please see Mr. Schultz

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Chromebook Care and Use

Taking care of that Chromebook is important.  It is a tool for the classroom, that Waupaca Middle School is lending you to create opportunities in the classroom.  If it is not working properly, it can get in the way of you being able to do your work.  

Here are my tips for keeping it run properly.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Update to Google Docs

Google Docs now supports columns.  


Formatting your document has just gotten a little bit easier.

Select your text, Go to Format > Columns > and select your option!

Unfortunately, this does not work in Docs for Android or iPhone / iPad yet...










This is a feature that has been missing for a long time, and I am glad it is in there now!

Best of luck!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chromebook Audio

Photo by Art Schultz © all rights reserved.

Chromebook won't switch to your headphones?


Here is how you select your Audio output:

Can't see the Video? Here are the screenshots.

Select the icon in the lower right corner.

Select your Audio Device.

Change your Output to Headphones.


If it STILL won't work, try restarting your Chromebook. Try this procedure again.
If not, Mr. Schultz can send it for repair.



Friday, September 9, 2016

Syncing Google Calendar to Mobile Devices

Syncing your smartphone, iPod, or tablet with Google Calendar can keep you organized.

You can make events on your Calendar on your Chromebook, and it will flow onto other devices.

Some set up is necessary to receive notifications on your device.


Setting Event Notifications