Microphone Not Recording
Look at the light on the microphone mute key, on the keyboard. (light on = mute on)
Turn the microphone back on by pressing the "fn"+"f8" keys at the same time.
**If the microphone is enabled but not working, try disabling them and re-enabling them.
No audio is playing.
Look at the speaker icon in the bottom right hand of the screen (an "x" by the speaker symbol means mute is on).
Turn mute off by clicking the speaker icon in the bottom of the screen and then clicking on the speaker icon in the volume bar or by using hot keys.
**If the speakers are enabled but not playing, try disabling them and re-enabling them.
The device cannot seem to connect to the internet.
Make sure the wireless light on the keyboard is on. If not press the wireless button on the keyboard to quickly turn the wireless back on. If the light was already on, try turning wireless off and then back on. (There might not be a light on the keyboard; for example, the HP 360s have a light on the lid of the computer)
Click the wireless icon in the bottom right hand of the screen, and turn wireless on if necessary. You may need to select the wireless network you would like to connect to. (If wireless is on but seems to be running slow or stalled out just on this device, try disconnecting the wireless and then turn it back on.)
Click the Notification icon in the bottom right hand of the screen and make sure that the tile is blue and that you are connected to the right network.
IF the wireless appears to be connected but a specific website/page is not loading, try a different web browser. If that does not work, the website/page may be broken.
IF the wireless appears to be connected and all other remedies have failed, there could be a problem with the internet provider.
(In that case, the wireless appears as being connected because your device is still able to connect to the access point; however, the access point is not able to connect to the internet provider.)
*Remember: some updates take longer than others. Try to update it at a time when you will not need to use your computer. Some updates might require a restart.
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We have all heard that we learn the most about a topic/subject when we have to teach it to others. I think as teachers we all understand this as well. I remember learning something new, every time I dug into my content and worked on creating lessons or when a student asked a question I didn't know. At times we have students help others and take on that teacher role in more of an informal setting, but why not take it a step further. Why not have students be tutorial makers for others?
It may seem a little scary and daunting at first, but many of us have the needed tools around us. Think of the following scenario for 1st grade math talking about shapes:
Students used the camera tool on their pc to record themselves talking about shapes while using a whiteboard and a marker to explain their thinking and also provide a visual prop for their audience. After the student recorded them the teacher went through the video and checked for errors and worked with students to correct any that were found. After that, she took the videos the students created and added them to a class page where the students and even parents could watch the tutorials.
In the example the tools the teacher needed were:
The following video tutorial was created by a first grader on how to tie a shoe:
In the video, there is not a title screen or other transitions, but it is still a good tutorial made by a first grader. As students get older, you may want to have them create storyboards for their tutorials. They may also want to start adding title pages and transitions like they see in other video tutorials. Making tutorials may also be a great enhancement opportunity for those quick learners.
MathTrain.TV is a website was created by a teacher to host all the math tutorials that he had students create. Most of them are older students who have created these videos.
Besides learning the material at a deeper level, student-created tutorials help students feel a greater sense of ownership over their learning. Depending on where and how you share a tutorial people around the world may be viewing it and finding it helpful. They can also help those who are watching the video because they may find out they learn better from a peer video than a teacher video or they learn best from a certain personality.
If you think you are ready to start using this technique with your students, you can reach out to your building instructional technologist for help.
Quality Tutorial Designer's Checklist – by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Video Tutorial Project – A Student Favorite – by Julie Reulbach
Logging in to Office 365
Sharing Documents in Office 365
You can collaborate on any of the following files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Forms) and folders. Other files you might have saved in your OneDrive will not sync like the Microsoft files will. If you make changes, you will have to upload them again (for example, picture files, pdfs, or InDesign documents).
Importing Bookmarks to Chrome
Importing Bookmarks to Edge
Creating Bookmarks in Chrome
Creating Bookmarks in Edge
Creating a File Folder Organization System
Creating Start Tile from Edge
Now it is a tile on start menu, but the downside is that it will have the Edge icon not the icon from the website.
Creating Desktop Shortcut in Chrome
Creating Desktop Shortcut in Internet Explorer