Key Board Short Cuts 1Windows system key combinationsF1: HelpCTRL+ESC: Open Start menuALT+TAB: Switch between open programsALT+F4: Quit programSHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanentlyWindows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without usingCTRL+ALT+DELETE)Windows program key combinationsCTRL+C: CopyCTRL+X: CutCTRL+V: PasteCTRL+Z: UndoCTRL+B: BoldCTRL+U: UnderlineCTRL+I: ItalicSHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in theRecycle Bin
Key Board Short Cuts 2General keyboard-only commandsF1: Starts Windows HelpF2: Rename objectF3: Find all filesF10: Activates menu bar optionsCTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select anitem)CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select thetaskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)Natural Keyboard keysWindows Logo: Start menuWindows Logo+R: Run dialog boxWindows Logo+M: Minimize allSHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize allWindows Logo+F1: HelpWindows Logo+E: Windows ExplorerWindows Logo+F: Find files or foldershttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449
Google DocsGoogle Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet andpresentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store andshare instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You cancreate new documents from scratch or upload existing documents,spreadsheets and presentations. Theres no software to download, and allyour work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html
How 2.0 Use Google Docs with Your StudentsO Write a collaborative story. One student writes the beginning and then another add the second paragraph. The third adds to it and so on and on.O Group planning for projects or lab report documentation become simple and transparent. Each member can contribute their information and the teacher can view the revision history anytime.O Google Docs is great for collaborative brainstorming - every idea is included.O Instead of saving Word files onto a jump drive or emailing back and forth, the student can work on a document on Google docs and access it from school and home. They will always have access to it and as a teacher you wont hear "I forgot it at home" or "I have a different program at home".O Have your classroom create a class newsletter. Invite various students to work on the document at the same time.O If all students have access to the same document, you could use it for class announcements or assignments. This is much easier than making and maintaining a class webpage.O Collaborative note takingO Insert photos onto a Google Doc to share with classmateshttp://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ideas-for-using-google-docs
iGoogleO You and your students can collect useful content from across the web and see it all in one place on iGoogle. From current events provided by numerous news providers to local weather and your schools events calendar, you can select any number of customized items and place them on a page thats specific to all of your own personal interests. Here are a few of the hundreds of features that are available for your homepage:O A date and time clockO Your class calendar, easily accessed by studentsO Bookmarks for quick access to your recommended sites for studentsO Headlines from a variety of trusted news sourcesO Link to your class Blog with messages to students or familiesO Access to searchable elections videos through Googles Elections Video Search.Your students, meanwhile, can get organized and stay that way by easily addingmultiple gadgets to their personalized homepage that will help them with their studiesand schoolwork. Suggested gadgets for students include calendars, to dolists, maps, blogs, weather, Gmail, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, and news andelections videos from various accredited sources.To use iGoogle, all you and your students need is an email account.http://www.google.com/educators/p_php.html
BloggerBlogger makes it easy for teachers and students to share work, class notes, andpictures online. And with new access controls, educators can even make private blogsfor their classes’ eyes only.As a teacher, Blogger can help you stay connected to your students, their parents, andthe rest of the school. With Blogger you can update parents about their childrensprogress and keep them posted on upcoming events; publish a class or schoolnewsletter; share photos and student work; post course documents, projects and results;and easily assign collaborative group projects online with an easy way to track students’progress.Students can use Blogger to communicate ideas, photos and class notes, improve theirwriting skills, and even jump right into web publishing without having to learnHTML. Free blogs, accessible from any computer that’s connected to the Internet, canhelp students easily create hubs for collecting information for both long and short-termprojects; store information as unpublished drafts; collect feedback on their work fromclassmates, teachers and parents; and take on collaborative projects where multiplestudents can work and comment.http://www.google.com/educators/p_blogger.html
JINGJing is free image and video capturing software that you can shareinstantly over the web, email, or even just save to your desktop. Yousimply download Jing to your desktop and it will sit at the top of yourdesktop.If you want to use Jing for video capture, you simply take your mouse,click and drag the area of the screen you want to capture and click. Thenselect to “Capture Video.” You can either record with narration or not.Once you’re done recording, it will automatically upload your video toScreencast – where you can store up to 2 GB of storage, and accessdirect links and embedding code for your videos.If you want to use Jing for image capture, you simply take your mouse,click and drag the area of the screen you want tot capture and click. Now,instead of click “Capture Video,” you’ll click “Capture Image.” Jing allowsyou to add text, arrows, boxes, and even highlighting areas to your image.You can save it, copy it to the clipboard, or send it to screencast.
How 2.0 Use Jing With Your StudentsYou can create training videos for quick and easy access for students.Have your students record themselves making presentations and then post on yourclassroom wiki.You can give feedback to your students.There are a few things to remember while using Jing:You don’t have to click and drag for the video capture – Jing will also automaticallyregister the size of the browser (if you’re using a browser)Jing does not resize videos like YouTube or Vimeo would do. Keep that in mind whenselecting the size of your video.Use Jing instead of Print Screen! That way you don’t have to do all that cropping – youcan just select what you want. You can also spice up your image capture with the text,arrows, highlighting, etc.Remember that on the free version of Jing, each video can be a maximum of 5 minutes.http://blog.simplek12.com/education/how-to-use-jing-in-your-classroom/