March 2012

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook see how you can enter text quickly, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about another menu area to access courses & groups, just one click away from learning, click here!
Want to go to pages or post using the dashboard,  just one click away from learning, click here!
A great website to remove all the side thumbnails of videos using YouTube Safe Share, just one click away from learning, click here!
Some inforation on a new item to checkout to teachers,  iPads, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

February 2012

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook use the locking and grouping feature, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about hiding some unwanted coomunity groups, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about using screen options for the dashboard, just one click away from learning, click here!
A great google site for a kid safe search, just one click away from learning, click here!
If you have a CPS iPad or want moe information about using them in your classroom check out iPads in CPS,  just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

January 2012

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook use some interactive dice, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about linking videos from your repository to wordpress, just one click away from learning, click here!
Want to link your newsletter to wordpress,  just one click away from learning, click here!
A great website for projects called museum box, just one click away from learning, click here!
Create and collaborate in real-time with Google Docs, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

December 2011

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook 10.8 a couple new great tools, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about adding the discussion forum components to your angel site, just one click away from learning, click here!
Want a new theme using artisteer software, just one click away from learning, click here!
A new look for the electronic resources area with a new snow den link, just one click away from learning, click here!
Just a reminder about a sub plans folder to place your plans in for sub access, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

November 2011

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook you can use  swipe gestures, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about adding components to your angel site, just one click away from learning, click here!
Best way to use the text widget, just one click away from learning, click here!
Some great sites for word clouds, just one click away from learning, click here!
Just a couple of tricks to save from the audio recorders, saving audio files as mp3 and using audacity too, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

October 2011

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

In SMART Notebook you may need to adjust the page width and like to show all links, just one click away from learning, click here!
Learn about using assessments in angel and other places to find tutorials too, just one click away from learning, click here!
Where do I find the title and tagline area to adjust in my wordpress heading, just one click away from learning, click here!
A reminder about the new filter that allows YouTube viewing by all users, just one click away from learning, click here!
To make sure you are saving to the correct location on your computer and you can find your files look at, saving to H drive, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

September 2011

Below find the links to short informative monthly technology updates!

SMART Notebook is missing the lesson activity tool kit, see how to add it quickly or update to 10.8, just one click away from learning, click here!
Use this area to find tutorials and other information for using programs in the classroom such as adding SMART Response. Go to Instructional Technology Resources and see about adding 10.8 and SMART Response, just one click away from learning, click here!
A quick review of how to access your wordpress site and  new wordpress navigation coming soon, just one click away from learning, click here!
Where do I find the advertised programs area, just one click away from learning, click here!
An awesome new way to mark on documents without the confusing ink layers, New  Ink Tools in Office 2010 products, just one click away from learning, click here!

Please contact Ken Koster with any questions or comments
 kkoster@columbia.k12.mo.us or leave a public comment below.

August 1 – Windows 7 2011

This month will be dedicated to Windows 7 updates. Please view the videos below in Atomic Learning by clicking on the links, to access them please login using:
Username – cpsmedia
Password - atomic
 
(Based upon the theme you use, some applications may not be available) Note: Windows Classic, the default theme, will provide the best load time. If you experience any issues with another theme changing back to Windows Classic should resolve the issues. 
Here is a pdf summary of some key changes based on the Windows 7 Aero theme, Windows 7 Wonders.

A. Introducing Windows 7 

B. Customizing Windows 7

C. Updated Features in Windows 7