Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teacher Tech Check

With the first day of school three weeks away and the open house in less than two weeks, I want to remind teachers to check your technology equipment before you need it.

  • Turn on your projector and see if it lines up with your SMARTboard. The focus handle is right behind the lens.
  • I also recommend aligning your board, since things may have been bumped during the summer cleaning. Hold down the two buttons by the eraser. Use a "marker" or your finger to touch the screen and "draw" to the middle of the plus signs. Let go when you get to each sign.
  • Scott asked everyone to store microphones out of the chargers for the summer. When you plug them back in, please charge them for at least 10 hours before use.
  • Directions were given to turn off and unplug your printer and document camera. Please plug them back in and test them before school starts.
Thanks for checking these things now, before any problems would be emergencies. Let me know if you need any help or have any problems.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you have given us ways to get our boards working before we need to "bug" you, although you never make us feel as if we are bugging you. Those are very appreciated tips.

    I like the books I use in class section, very cool. You are an outstanding teacher and tech. person. Great job!