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Connecting to Wireless

We’ve been getting plenty of questions about connecting to wireless. Here are a couple of handouts and tips for making it easier to connect:

Connecting to DeForest-Guest: This network is for student devices and devices used by students. Find the DeForest-Guest network and connect >> Open a Browser >> If you don’t see I Accept Terms, click/press Refresh >> Accept. You should see the DeForest web page and then you are connected. Wireless Guest Access

Connecting Your Xoom to DASD-1

Connecting Your iPad/iPod to DASD-1




Tuesday Tech Tip: Filter Overrides & YouTube Videos

Today’s tip will allow you to make your away through the tools Lightspeed provides to get access to web content you need.Access Denied

  • Have you ever been suddenly blocked from viewing sites you usually have access to (like YouTube)?
    Have you ever wanted to check out a site for possible student use or research?
  • Are you interested in being able to open a site for multiple computers in order to meet your instructional goals?

Here’s the full story on how to navigate Lightspeed.Educational Video Library

  • Do you want to allow students to see a specific YouTube video without seeing the comments and having full access to YouTube?

Here’s how to create a library of videos for students to view.

***If you’re interested in Moodle training on March 10, please let Christine know!***

Tuesday Tech Tip: Compatibility Pack & Avatars

Today’s Tip and Tool include:

Your tip:
A short (less than 2 min) video showing how to install the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack (in case you need to open newer versions of Word or Power Point files).
Written directions can be found here
A few fun tools:
If you use Moodle, you already know there’s a feature that allows you to use a “profile picture.”  If you’re interested in creating an avatar instead of posting an actual photo of yourself, here are four web tools that allow you to create a “cartoon-ified” image of yourself!
  • Build Your Wild Self (animalize yourself, then “print”, then right click to save the image as a jpeg)
  • Make yourself a LEGO character (customize your LEGO, follow the directions to “How to Save”)
  • Make yourself an M&M character (you must register to save your character)
  • Create a Mii (just like on the Wii) (create, then EXPORT your character)

Last week’s winner for the Thinkfinity drawing was Aimee Glennon! For all those who sent me links, thank you!

School Fonts

We know that many elementary teachers find school fonts very useful! If you find that those fonts are no longer available, here’s a solution:

  1. Click on Start >> Troubleshooting >> School Fonts.
  2. The fonts should install.
  3. Click on Start >> Settings >> Control Panel. Double click on Fonts.
  4. Now you’ll have to confirm the fonts. Double click on a school font. A new window opens.
  5. Click Done.
  6. Repeat for each new font.
  7. Close the open windows. The School Fonts should be available!