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It's running time! (Techie Thursday - May 30th)

Hi, Blog Followers!
After being out at on the Pathfinder trip last week and the memo from the tech department to back your stuff up, I can officially say that it is now running time as I buzz back and forth between schools to meet with everyone that needs me. Please be sure to make an appointment with me and ensure that it is long enough to cover everything that you need because that is the best way to ensure that I am available when you need me.

If you are panicked about backing up, PLEASE be mindful of that next year! What would you have done if your cup of coffee killed your laptop last week? Prepare for the worst and you won't have to stress. I have a link to Tyler's directions for backing up your laptop linked in the slide for this week's Techie Thursday below. If you need to meet with me, you can set up an appointment with me on my website at

You can see the tips from the past weeks by clicking on the slide below and then using the arrows to scroll through the other slides in the deck.

We're almost thereBlog Followers! Do let me know if I can do anything at all to make this insane time better for you.

Susie Simmons

Technology Coach for Bonny Eagle Middle School & High School
Pathfinders - Spring Girls Trip Leader (Grades 7-8)
Google Certified Educator Level 2 & Apple Teacher


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