Time to Stop Wasting Time


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Time to Stop Wasting Time

  1. 1. Multi-Tasking!Make the most of your taskbar:Easily get to multiple programs with a single click. Enable  Quick  Launch Right click in an empty area of  the task bar. Select Toolbars,  then Quick Launch
  2. 2. Drag and Drop Add to your taskbar: With mouse  Drag the  Left Click 1 time  pointer over the  program icon  on program icon  program icon,  down to the task  you want to put  Press and hold  bar and release  on the task bar. the left mouse  the button button. To remove an item:Select the program icon. Press and hold the leftmouse button, then drag the program icon to thedesktop screen and release.
  3. 3. Stop Minimizing!Here’s how:Minimize or restore to and easily view thedesktop. Click Show Desktop on the Quicklaunchtoolbar on the right-side of the taskbar. From the taskbar Or right click on the  task bar and select  show desktop Press the windows icon and letter D simultaneously.
  4. 4. Navigate Open  files Click once on any open file to navigate between files.
  5. 5. The mother-in-law keyTo minimize all Windows at once, press and hold the Windows key and the letter M. This is a Windows shortcut so it works  with everything regardless of what you  have open. Once your mother‐in‐law leaves, you  can maximize all those windows again  by pressing Windows + Shift + M.
  6. 6. The Start Menu Start here to organize programs and create shortcuts StartAll Programs Right clickSort by name
  7. 7. Secure it all Press Ctrl+Alt+Del +L
  8. 8. Some really coolInternet Explorer shortcuts Image source: http://www.deviantart.com/view/3084513
  9. 9. Baby got back! Create new pages and  go back and forth  between them Just press the new page  key for tabbed browsing  in the tool bar.
  10. 10. Let’s Play Favorites Quit searching for your favorites.Save them to the tool bar for easy accessibility.
  11. 11. Let’s Play Favorites Navigate to the site  Select Favorites Add to Favorites Bar
  12. 12. Ctrl + F is not a dirty wordTo search a web page for specific words type"Ctrl" + "F" on your keyboard (Command + "F"on a Mac)Type the word you are searching for in thewindow that pops up
  13. 13. Page down/up To scroll down a really long web page in Internet Explorer,  just press the  spacebar. To scroll up, press the shift key and the  spacebar. Image source: http://www.ed.psu.edu/etc/images/keyboard.jpg
  14. 14. Supersize Pressing the F11 key in  It hides (most of) the  Internet Explorer puts  toolbars and expands the  you into something  web page so that it fills  called “kiosk mode”  the entire screen.that’s like the maximized  view on steroids. You can hide the top  toolbar by right‐ clicking on it and  choosing Auto‐hide. To exit kiosk mode,  just press F11 again.
  15. 15. Planning EssentialsDid you know about the TONS of freeresources available from Microsoft?Teacher Guides
  16. 16. Planning Essentials Educator’s Reference Desk has morethan 2,000 lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information
  17. 17. Creative ToolsReady-to-use Web lessons, online quizzes, rubricsand more are here. Addition items include resourcesfor technology planning, and at-risk or special-needsstudents.Provides an explanation of the free resources and infoon how others are using them in classrooms.
  18. 18. Creative Photo Tools
  19. 19. FREE StuffFrom audio books to activity kits to freesoftware, you will find something on thissite that you can use with your students.
  20. 20. More Free StuffThis site is full of resources, ideas,clipart, activities and lesson plans. Allthe resources available here areabsolutely free.
  21. 21. Stuff to PrintGraphic organizers help students learn to analyze andprocess information. Great ones here.For more ideas check out their homepage too!
  22. 22. How do I…Not sure how to do something? The answer is here!Check out how to draw a dragon!
  23. 23. Free  Just add your  No need for  statistics of Link to multiple  URLs on the  multiple  how many websites with a  main page and  widows or  people have  single URL click “go” tabs viewed your  fur.ly Link to fur.ly
  24. 24. Shorten URL’s http://tinyurl.com/ http://goo.gl/ http://tiny.cc/ http://bit.ly/
  25. 25. Sign Up Here http://www.signappnow.com/ http://www.volunteerspot.com/
  26. 26. Corkboard.me creates a virtual corkboard of stickynotes OR CHAT! Changes are saved to yourpersonal, auto-generated URL, letting you shareyour corkboard with anyone.
  27. 27. What is Wallwisher?Wallwisher is an Internet application that allowspeople to express their thoughts on a commontopic easily..http://corkboard.me/simplehttp://www.wallwisher.com/
  28. 28. Imagine…all your files in ONE Place Create an account. Download Dropbox http://www.dropbox.com/ to your computer. http://www.4shared.com/ See step‐by‐step  instructions Find and download  the Dropbox app on  your iPad or iPhone
  29. 29. Great for interactivityGet student  Random Name Picker attention Arcade Game GeneratorEasy to use Source Analyzer FREE
  30. 30. Show Videos from http://www.zamzar.com/ step‐by‐step  instructions Converts more  than movies! Comes right to  your email
  31. 31. Communicate! http://todaysmeet.com/ http://www.polleverywhere.com/
  32. 32. Where’s My Phone?http://www.wheresmycellphone.com/https://www.mylookout.com/www.me.com/
  33. 33. Sign Generatorhttp://www.redkid.net/generator/sign.php
  34. 34. Travel Sites http://www.hipmunk.com/ hipmonk
  35. 35. Deal of the Day Woot http://www.woot.com/