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Creating a Shortcut

Crash Plan Pro is an awesome new tool we have this year to automatically backup of our files from our computer just in case things go terribly wrong. But the hitch is that it won't save what is on your desktop. The technology staff has tried and it doesn't seem to do it. So, it is very important that people get in the habit of putting important things in to their documents instead of leaving it on their desktop. A nice and easy way to get to your documents is to make a shortcut, known as an alias on a Mac, on your desktop that would take you right there. Here is a video tutorial I did to walk you through the super easy process.


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Hide Dropped Students in Infinite Campus

I had a teacher ask me if there was a way to hide or remove students who are no longer in your class. The answer is maybe. It depends on if they are officially dropped from your class and appearing as red in your roster and gradebook. If not, then no, you cannot remove them until they have been unenrolled from the class. If the student is showing up as red in your gradebook though, you can hide them so you don't have to worry about them. Here is a screenshot to help you do it:

Keynote Interactivity (and my 200th post)

When I talked with teachers about Nearpod last week, there was a teacher at the highschool who really wants to keep his animations within Keynote while having the interactivity like Nearpod . I told him that I'd look into it to see what was possible. Short story: I'm not having any luck at all.

Build with Chrome (Lego Building Time!)

If you are like me, you spent countless hours when you were young building with legos . If you were a parent of kids like me, you spent countless hours vacuuming up those little pieces or hunting for them with your bare feet in the middle of the night (ouch!). When I heard about Build with Chrome yesterday, you can understand why my eyes lit up. What is Build with Chrome? It's this: