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Posts with Tag: Windows

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 […]

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 […]

Command & Control-Keyboard Shortcuts

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For those staff members who use keyboard shortcuts frequently, the move from Mac OS X to Windows 8.1 may present the simple challenge of changing muscle memory. Rest assured that beyond that, your most frequently used keyboard shortcuts will easily transfer from one staff laptop to the next. On the Mac, the “Command” key was […]

Writing in Other Languages

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Living in a the small global community that exists in our world today requires most people to have proficiency in multiple languages and to be able to use devices across those languages. Previously, instructions have been provided regarding how to use Mac OS X in languages (Typing en EspaƱol and 1 Computer, Multiple Languages) other […]

Windows Updates

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Like our students with their Chromebooks, staff members are responsible for completing updates on their staff laptops when those updates are available. Updates on Windows staff laptops will prepare themselves in the background and will finish processing on either a shut down or a restart as pictured below. Typically, this is also how a staff […]



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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