Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why You Should be Using Google Chrome (If You’re Not Already)

As you know, Warrior Run is a “Google School,” meaning we utilize Google Apps for Education (GAFE), meaning we have access to the entire suite of Google tools.  The Chrome browser is optimized to support these Google tools, which we use and teach our students to use.  Google tools work best on the Google browser; it’s that simple.

Logging into Google is a daily task.  When using the Chrome browser, you’re logging into all of Google all at once.  You only need to remember one username and one password.

As the use third party web tools increases among students and teachers (Shmoop, Piktochart, Weebly, or, for example), so too do the opportunities for a “single sign on,” or SSO.  An SSO allows users to log in to a web tool using their existing Google account information -- with the click of just one button.


Of course, there are other reasons why Google Chrome is the superior browser.  Google itself extols its benefits:

The ease of access in and connected to Google gives the Chrome browser the most bang for your buck.  If you’re not using Chrome already, make the switch!  Click the button below to download the browser now.

Works Cited

Google. "Explore the Chrome Browser." Google Chrome Browser. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Shmoop University. Login Screen. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Keyboard shortcuts

Many people use shortcuts to save time.  Some favorite keyboard shortcuts include copy (ctrl+c), paste (ctrl+v) and undo (ctrl+z).  But these are just the beginning!  Here are some other keyboard shortcuts you may find useful:

Ctrl+right arrow
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+left arrow
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+down arrow
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+up arrow
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Select all items in a window or section
Lock your laptop or desktop - very useful if you are leaving your computer unattended

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcome to our blog!

We will publish tech tips and tricks for saving time and for classroom integration once a week on Wednesdays.  Be watching for our first post this Wednesday!

You can contact the blog authors anytime with questions.

Greg Alico - Technology Coordinator
Liz Brobst - High School Librarian
Theresa Bartholomew - Middle School Librarian
Megan Munyat - Elementary Librarian