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Posts with Tag: Staff Laptop

Name Change? School Change? 2019 Edition

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Changing schools for 2019-2020? Changing your name? If either of these pertain to you, there are a variety of computer-related implications, particularly for certified staff members with a staff laptop.   School changes Beginning the week of June 17th, the Information Services Department will start updating the user accounts of all staff members who are […]

Leaving School District 21? Information about what’s in your CCSD21 Google Apps for Education Account

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At the end of each school year, students and teachers ask questions about taking their School District 21 materials with them. Due to issues of ownership, there are actually different rules about how students and teachers can take their documents with them.   What happens to the account when I leave? School District 21 has […]

UPLOADING FILES AND FOLDERS TO GOOGLE DRIVE

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All staff members should store their work related files and folders in Google Drive, and should be utilizing Chrome for everything from email and chat to word processing and spreadsheets. Please be sure, if you have not already done so, to upload all work related files and folders to Google Drive that are currently being […]

Name change? School change? 2017 edition

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Changing schools for 2016-2017? Changing your name? If either of these pertain to you, there are a variety of computer-related implications, particularly for certified staff members with a staff laptop.   School changes Beginning the week of June 26th, we will start updating the user accounts of all staff members who are changing schools for […]

Leaving School District 21? Information about what’s in your CCSD21 Google Apps account

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At the end of each school year, students and teachers ask questions about taking their School District 21 materials with them. Due to issues of ownership, there are actually different rules about how students and teachers can take their documents with them.   What happens to the account when I leave? School District 21 has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Google Drive: 2 Ways to Navigate

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Nearly all of the time that School District 21 staff members interact with their Google Drive, they do so in the Chrome browser. This is the best way to use Google Drive and will work for nearly everyone, nearly all of the time. Additionally, during the laptop set-up process, all staff configured Google Drive in […]



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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