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Windows 8-Adding School Printers

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By default, all staff laptops will automatically receive all of the major printers for the school to which the computer and staff member are assigned. Nevertheless, there are times that a staff member will need to individually and specifically add another school printer to her or his computer. These times include: Working at multiple schools […]

Taking Screenshots in Windows 8.1

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There are a variety of reasons why staff members need to take “pictures” of all or part of the screen on their laptop computers. Important on-screen items that staff members might take screenshots of include: a graph in Inform to be included in a year-end team summary or a student’s IEP a screenshot to illustrate […]

New Tools for Staff

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Notice the touch screen? Great possibilities for learning & assessment!   Long, early process Beginning last fall, School District 21 worked with vendors to identify a wide range of potential devices to replace the current staff laptops, which have successfully completed their planned four-year lifespan and are ready to be replaced. With over 20 models […]

New Staff Laptops–Files in Google Drive

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The key element in this transition is that, at this point, all staff members should have moved their files to Google Drive and should be working in Chrome for everything from email and chat to word processing and spreadsheets. Moving forward, as determined by the staff committee during the 2012-2013 school year, staff laptops will […]

New Staff Laptops-What to Expect

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With the new staff laptops about to be distributed, this post provides an overview of what staff members can expect during the distribution process. Multiple days for each staff member! Each staff member will participate in two days of transition to her or his new laptop. (We anticipate that the Info Services team will be […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga-Playing a DVD in Windows 8.1

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Nearly all of the machines reviewed by the Staff Laptop Committee no longer included a CD/DVD drive. In our personal lives, many of us only watch and listen to digital audio and video content without the use of any physical media. The same will be true at school, though it may take schools, and their […]

HDMI-VGA Adapters

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Both student Chromebooks and staff members’ Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e laptops are equipped with full-size HDMI ports for displaying video on other displays. While HDMI has become a standard for high definition video, classroom projectors in School District 21 are set-up for more traditional VGA connections. As a result, students and staff members do need […]



Each District 21 school is named after an American author, and learning and literacy is at the center of our Professional Learning Community. The Modern Pen provides a collaborative location in which District 21 teachers can come together to learn the skills that will enable their students to learn new skills and to understand concepts at an even different level than before.

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