Basics - Part II
Part II: Basic Technology Skills
This is a wonderful opportunity to build some important technology skills and basic
knowledge that will help you succeed in this 21things4teachers learning program. Some of the skills involve taking screenshots and using shortcuts.
You will be expected to create a Digital Portfolio to demonstrate your skills,
showcase your creative work, and to share your reflections as you complete the
different 21things. In Thing 2, Face of Your Classroom, you will be creating an
additional online presence where the target audience relates to your educational
role and setting. Examples of a target audience would be your classroom students,
parents, and/or colleagues.
To document some of your work for your Digital Portfolio, it is important to
know how to take a picture of things on your computer screen, such as a browser
window, image you are editing, or application. Are there times you wished you
could capture your computer screen to show others how to do something or
provide more personalized feedback? Show me videos can be extremely helpful
for learners, especially in this age of digital medium. A screenshot will be
saved as an image which you can then add (copy and paste or insert the image)
to your Digital Portfolio.
- You can click and download these screenshot directions for
the Mac, PC and iPad in this pdf document
- Screenshots with a Chromebook (at the same time press and
hold takes the entire screen, and for just part of the screen
you select )
- Another handy resource is from the take-a-screenshot.org site which
covers several different operating systems.
- An alternate option is to download a free program
called "Jing" by Techsmith for the Mac or Windows PC described below.
Click on the + to expand the content sections to view videos and
see newer resources for device and platform specific tips below.
Chromebook Keyboard and Screenshot tips
This demo contains the step-by-step directions to accompany the video.
Learn to discover how to locate keyboard shortcuts, take a screenshot of
your entire screen or just part of your screen.
- Step-by-step directions
- Direct link to Chromebook Demo video shown below (recorded using
the Screencastify Chrome Extension )
- Closecaption transcript of the video.pdf
- Educator resources for "Getting to know Chromebooks for Education" from Wicked Good EdTech" and Chromebook Essentials.
- Google Workflow Worksheet - a super reference for teachings using Google
iPad Screenshots and tips
Mac Screenshot tips
Windows Screenshot tips
Jing Another Tool for Screenshots
You can capture your screen, capture a photo of something you want to
annotate, or create a video of the steps your students need to follow
easily with free Jing software, and make it available for them to see online.
The maximum length of video you can make with this FREE program is
5 minutes. Jing does require that you download the software, which is
why we provide directions as well as additional options in the thing
titled, Blended or Flipped Classrooms. We suggest you go through
the Overview video and short tutorials on their site.
2. Basic Shortcuts
There are many keyboard shortcuts that you can employ when you are
using your device. Many of the devices have identical shortcuts which
makes it easy to transfer back and forth between devices. Each device
though has some unique keys which do different things.
iPad Shortcuts and tips
PC and Mac Shortcuts
Windows 10 Shortcuts
Windows 10 Shortcuts
New (2016) Windows 10 Snap Shortcuts
Assignment: Take a screenshot of a favorite shortcut you used
(e.g. copy and paste an image) and insert it into your Basics document.