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Need a quick answer to your how-to questions? We hope you'll find the answer here as well as lots of ways to use technology in your schoolwork. Don't see what you need? Email Mr. Nesbitt or Mrs. Arrington and we'll help you find it.

For New Students

General Technology Information for New Students in Grades 9 - 12

Email and office365

Student Email Link
Office365 Q & A
Setting Up Your Email on Your iPhone or iPad
Getting Your iPad Ready for the First Day of School


Getting Your Laptop or Tablet on the TVS Student Wi Fi (gr 9 - 12)
How to Find the Wi Fi (MAC) Address of Your Wireless Device

The Student Portal

Logging in to the Portal

New Technologies

Web 2.0
Texting to Wiffiti Screens
Collaborative Mind Mapping with MindMeister
A Short List of Web 2.0 Resources for Teachers
Web 2.0 (Powerpoint)
Creating Free Videos with Animoto
Using Google Reader to Subscribe to Blogs and News Feeds
How to Make a Prezi
Social Bookmarking with Delicious
Pecha Kucha - How it Can Help Your Students
Wordle - Create Word Clouds

Intro to Podcasting
Create your Own Podcast with Audacity
Exporting your Podcast as an MP3

Wikis in the Classroom (Powerpoint)
Wikis in the Foreign Language Classroom (Powerpoint)
Wikis in the Classroom (list of resources)

Microsoft PhotoStory
Microsoft PhotoStory (by David Jakes)
Adding Title Slides to your PhotoStory

Windows MovieMaker
Making Movies with Windows MovieMaker (video)

Microsoft Office

Sorting (Alphabetizing) a List
Dragging and Dropping Text
Changing the Default Font
Making Labels
Spell Check and Thesaurus
Finding More Clipart
Basics of Using Tables
Numbered and Bulleted Lists
Outlines Made Easier
Creating a Game Board
Using the Draw Tools
Using Word Art

PowerPoint Basics
Tips and Tricks in PowerPoint
Make a Quick Photo Album in PowerPoint

Excel Basics
Creating a Quick Bar Graph
Formula Basics
Conditional Formatting in Excel
Using the Format Painter
Using the Function Wizard
Hiding Rows and Columns
Merging and Sorting
Protecting a Spreadsheet/ Freezing a Row or Column
Create a Picture with Pop-up Comments in Excel

Desktop Publishing

PrintShop Basics
Doing a List Merge

MS Publisher
Basics of MS Publisher
Quick & Easy Web Pages with Publisher

Other Software

Resizing Multiple Images for the Web
Editing Images

Inspiration Basics
Kidspiration 3 Basics
Using Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (Powerpoint)

MapMaker's Toolkit
Using MapMaker's Toolkit

General Productivity
Scanning to Email with the Photocopiers
Creating a New Folder
Organizing Your Documents in Folders
Keyboard Shortcuts
Scanning Basics

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