Basics

Basics - Part II

Technology Skills

Part II: Basic Technology Skills   basic technology

This is a wonderful opportunity to build some important technology skills and basic
knowledge that will help you succeed in this 21things4teachers learning program. Some of the skills involve taking screenshots and using shortcuts.

You will be expected to create a Digital Portfolio to demonstrate your skills, 
showcase your creative work, and to share your reflections as you complete the
different 21things. In Thing 2, Face of Your Classroom, you will be creating an
additional online presence where the target audience relates to your educational
role and setting. Examples of a target audience would be your classroom students,
parents, and/or colleagues.

Steps:

1. Screenshots

To document some of your work for your Digital Portfolio, it is important to
know how to take a picture of things on your computer screen, such as a browser
window, image you are editing, or application. Are there times you wished you
could capture your computer screen to show others how to do something or
provide more personalized feedback? Show me videos can be extremely helpful
for learners, especially in this age of digital medium. A screenshot will be
saved as an image which you can then add (copy and paste or insert the image)
to your Digital Portfolio. 
 

  • You can click and download these screenshot  directions for
    the Mac, PC and iPad in this pdf document
  • Screenshots with a Chromebook (at the same time press and
    hold chromescreenshottakes the entire screen, and for just part of the screen
    you select chromebookpartialscreenshot)
  • Another handy resource is from the take-a-screenshot.org site which
    covers several different operating systems.
  • An alternate option is to download a free program
    called "Jing" by Techsmith for the Mac or Windows PC described below.

Click on the + to expand the content sections to view videos and
see newer resources for device and platform specific tips below.

Chromebook Keyboard and Screenshot tips

This demo contains the step-by-step directions to accompany the video.
Learn to discover how to locate keyboard shortcuts, take a screenshot of
your entire screen or just part of your screen.

 

iPad Screenshots and tips

iPad Shortcuts and Tips

Steps

1. Open this shortcuts document (PDF, Google doc)

2. Open a word processing document on your iPad

3. Watch the video below and pause it while you try at least five
of the shortcuts out

Video Document (direct link)

 

 

Mac Screenshot tips

Screenshot directions for the Macintosh.pdf

The demo video below shows how to do a screenshot with a Macintosh
computer. 

Direct link to the recording 

Windows Screenshot tips

This demo shows how to do a screenshot with a Windows PC using PrintScreen,
Alt PrintScreen, and the Snipping Tool.

Direct link to the Screenshot Demo video.

Step-by step directions for using PrintScreen, Alt PrintScreen, and using
snipping tool. 


Jing Another Tool for Screenshots
 

Jing

You can capture your screen, capture a photo of something you want to
annotate, or create a video of the steps your students need to follow
easily with free Jing software, and make it available for them to see online.
The maximum length of video you can make with this FREE program is
5 minutes. Jing does require that you download the software, which is
why we provide directions as well as additional options in the thing
titled, Blended or Flipped Classrooms. We suggest you go through
the Overview video and short tutorials on their site.


2. Basic Shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts that you can employ when you are
using your device. Many of the devices have identical shortcuts which
makes it easy to transfer back and forth between devices. Each device
though has some unique keys which do different things.

Chromebook Shortcuts

Chromebook Shortcuts

Shortcuts for the Chromebook (a Google doc), pdf version

 

iPad Shortcuts and tips

iPad Shortcuts and Tips

Steps

1. Open this shortcuts document (PDF, Google doc)

2. Open a word processing document on your iPad

3. Watch the video below and pause it while you try at least five
of the shortcuts out

Video Document (direct link)

 

PC and Mac Shortcuts

Steps
 

PC and Mac Shortcuts

1. Open this shortcuts document (PDF, Google doc).

2. Open a word processing document (Word or Google doc)

3. Watch the video below and pause it while you try at least five
of the shortcuts out

Video Document(direct link)

 

Windows 10 Shortcuts

Windows 10 Shortcuts

New (2016) Windows 10 Snap Shortcuts 

 

reminder 

  Assignment: Take a screenshot of a favorite shortcut you used
(e.g. copy and paste an image) and insert it into your Basics document. 


Next Step is to move on to Implementation