Recovering the Acer C710

Recently we ordered roughly 75 C710’s for our high school. All but one of the devices came pre-enrolled and every time we tried to enroll it we got an error that it could not be completed. We tried power washing the Chromebook and still had no luck. The only option we had was to restore the device and re-install the Chrome OS. Here is how we did it!

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Create an MP3 with Garageband

As we search for different ways for students to validate learning objectives via technology more and more teachers are searching for technology tools that can assist in the classroom. A great way to record auditory skills such as podcasts, foreign language, instrumental, and music is a free tool installed on OSX called Garageband. This is a quick tutorial on how to create a MP3 recording using Garageband.

 

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RIP Google Reader, Now What?

Yesterday Google announced that it will be shutting down Google reader as of July 1st 2013. I used Google Reader to keep track and follow all of my favorite blogs online I also used it to archive my content via IFTTT and Diigo. Although I am a little upset about Google’s decision I realize that they were providing a free service and beggars cant be choosers. Below I walk you through how to export your Google Reader subscriptions and add them to Netvibes as well as getting started with Feedly which is an online magazine style RSS reader.

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Navigating Print Options in Google Presentations

Sometimes you want to create a handout from your presentations or you want to make the pages portrait instead of landscape. This is very easy to do in Google presentations.

To get started click FILE and choose Print Settings and Preview 

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From here you can change your print options for your handout to several slides per page.

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You also have several other options like hiding the background and changing from landscape to portrait. When you have made all of your selections simply click the Print button.

 

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If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email.

 

Thanks

TJ