Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Saxon Math Shortcuts

Here is a video showing how to add Saxon Math to your PC.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Google Meet (Hangouts but Easier)

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool that can replace Hangouts and is much easier to use.  Any Google User can join a meeting as quickly and easily as clicking on a link in an email.

In our school, we can easily meet on Chromebooks or PCs and if you want to get fancy, we have conferencing carts with big screen TVs.

Here is a link to instructions on how to use it and a video will be added below.!/section-1-1

Video Tutorial:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Create Videos in Google Classroom on your Phone

Here is a link to a video tutorial covering how you can add videos to your lessons in Google Classroom quickly and easily using your phone.

How To:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Open .rtf File on Chromebook

Many of our students take online classes through CCC which require the downloading and manipulation of documents that come in an .rtf format.  This stands for Rich Text File and is commonly used with Microsoft Office documents.  Since we don't have the Office Suite, we must create a workaround.  Below is the workaround, which brings the file into Google Docs and works great.

1.  Download the file.
2.  Open your Files app, which should have the recently downloaded file in the Downloads folder.
3.  Drag the file to your Google Drive.
4.  Open Google Drive and open the file from there.
5.  Choose open with Google Docs and you will be able to work with the document.

Below is are directions for another way to do this:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


To make a video presentation on your Chromebook, you must first record the video using an app such as Clipchamp or Screencastify.  Here, you will see how to use Screencastify to record and upload a video.

1. Search Web Store for Screencastify and add it to your Chromebook.  Click add to Chrome and it will be added as an extension in the upper right corner of your browser.
2.  Click on Screencastify to begin recording a video.  It will open a prompt like the one below.
3.  You can record your desktop or you can use your built in camera.  If you are wishing to record yourself speaking (like for Speech Class), click on Cam.  Then just hit record webcam and stand in front of your Chromebook.  Make sure you click, show preview window if you wish to monitor the scene.
4.  The video is automatically stored in a folder on your Google Drive named Screencastify.  Now you can open Youtube, upload the video and edit or share with others.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PowerPoint Extends Screen (I Don't Want That)

If you have trouble with your display settings changing to "extended" after viewing a Powerpoint presentation, follow these instructions.