Handling multiple screens

If you use a projector with your laptop, you are already using multiple screens! Here are some tips to get the most out of them. Definitions Mirroring or Cloning – Show the same content on all of the screensSpanning – Treat each screen separately. One screen can be showing your Gmail while the other screen is showing […]

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Don’t save files on the Desktop!

  The staff and students of the University of Wellington learned this lesson when maintenance on the computers and network went terribly wrong: A grad student reported that not “only files on the desktop were gone” but “my whole computer had been reset, too,” which would be consistent with an AD operation removing her user […]

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Beware of scammers!

It seems that every month or so some scammer on the internet gets the bright idea of send emails to staff members. The scammer usually tries to impersonate a principal or the superintendent. This scamming technique is called a phishing attack. The attacker will try to get you to do something, and make it seems […]

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Create memorable passwords and save them

After our nice password reset, I thought it was time to cover some of the basics of password creation and usage.  Important password tips: Never write them down Do not use family/pet names or other identifiable information NEVER USE THE SAME PASSWORD ON MORE THAN ONE SITE/SERVICE Creating a secure password Just like shot put […]

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Sept. 2020 PD Videos now available

I’ve put up the videos from the various sessions of our Tech PD Day 2020 from September 14. You can access the videos from the Tech PD Day website: go.kcs.me/techpd2020. Scroll the page to the bottom, and I’ve added a video link to each session: Click the link to view the video. You will need […]

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Taking screenshots for tech support

Here’s a tip to help us better support you and your students. When sending in a screenshot, take a screenshot of the entire screen. vs The latter tells us a lot more about the state of the computer. For example, the first shot doesn’t include the address of the web page.  If you want to […]

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Fixing student issues with watching Youtube

Youtube access at school is filtered, but teachers can approve videos for students. The problem arises when students are using a brand account instead of their Kenton City Schools’ account. Google is phasing out brand accounts which will fix this issue, but until then, the student will need to switch Youtube back to their KCS […]

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