Reaching your “h drive” at home

While you can’t actually “reach” your h drive at home, you can sync it.  Here’s how:

From school, open My Computer, and right click on your H drive. Select “Make Available Offline.” When you shut down your computer at the end of the school day, it will sync your H drive contents. Then from home, you’ll just open My Computer and can work on your H drive materials. When you log back in at school, it will sync again.

Thanks, Pam, for these directions!

Adjusting the power scheme on your laptop

Adjusting the power scheme on your laptop:

  • right-click on your desktop background
  • choose Properties
  • click the Screen Saver tab
  • click the Power button
    • click on the drop-down arrow for the Power schemes (presentation works well)
  • view the different schemes and settings
  • make any changes you desire
  • click OK

This will keep your computer from going to sleep too often.

Installing a network printer

Installing a network printer:

1. Click on the Start button
2. Click on Run
3. Type this: \ps and click OK
(the ps stands for print server)
4. Scroll down to the printer names that begin with “e” for East or “g” for GWC
5. Double click the printer you wish to install
6. When the small empty print window opens, you’re connected. Just click the red x in both open windows to close them.
7. Now your printer should be available to use from any program.

Just be aware that this is user specific. If you log as yourself on a computer that you have never used before, you will need to install a printer before you can print.

Thanks, Pam, for these simple directions!

Quizdom PRS (Clickers) Tutorials

I know lots of teachers have wanted to use the Quizdom Personal Response System (clickers) this year but haven’t found the time to sit down and “play around” with the software. The software is installed on teacher laptops, so if you want to look at it over the summer (or just remember this post for next year), the Quizdom website contains some step-by-step tutorials you can check out to help. An example of one is below.  To see more, click here.

When visiting the site, I suggest you focus on the tutorials under in the middle of the page:

Please let you know if you create anything! It would be nice to gather a collection of Quizdom activities to be used across the division!

Upside down and Sideways Computer Displays

I’ve had a few questions lately about upside down and sideways computer screens.  There’s an easy fix to this problem!  The following keystroke combinations will change your computer display:

  • Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow — right side up
  • Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow — sideways 90 degrees
  • Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow — upside down or 180 degrees
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow — sideways 270 degrees