Elm Tech Tips

Quick ways to make tech easy

Muting the Ceiling Projector

Did you know that you can blacken the projector screen without turning the projector off? This not only saves the expensive bulb but also allows you to have something ready to project but hidden from the students. Continue reading

January 5, 2011 Posted by | Equipment | , , | Leave a comment

YouTube Videos with No Ads or Comments

Isn’t it annoying to see comments and ads when you want to show a really great YouTube video to your students? Now you can make them vanish. It’s incredibly easy. Continue reading

December 7, 2010 Posted by | YouTube | , | Leave a comment

Scanning from the copier to an email address

It’s really easy to scan a document on the copier and send it to an email address. Continue reading

October 27, 2010 Posted by | Copier | | Leave a comment

Saving Google Calendar

Have you ever worried about not being able to access your Google calendar if Google or the Internet goes down? It’s easy to export your calendar to iCal on your computer. Continue reading

August 24, 2010 Posted by | Google | , , | Leave a comment

Google Notifier

Set Google Notifier so students can’t read your email! Have you ever been using your computer with the projector and all of a sudden Google Notifier opens showing part of your latest email? You can change that in Google Notifier settings. Continue reading

August 24, 2010 Posted by | Google | , | Leave a comment

Trackpads on MacBooks

You can set the trackpad on your MacBook with some cool features. I love using Tap to Click and just lightly touching the trackpad. There are quite a few options. Watch short videos showing the different features. If you don’t like something, just change that setting. Continue reading

August 24, 2010 Posted by | Apple | | Leave a comment

BrainPop

You can set BrainPop to show full screen and with closed captions so students can read along with the audio. Continue reading

August 24, 2010 Posted by | BrainPop | , , , | Leave a comment

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that will save you time. Once you start using them, you’ll love them! Continue reading

August 22, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Shortcuts | , , | Leave a comment

Screen Shots

Here’s a quick way to do a screen shot from your computer to put in a document. Continue reading

August 22, 2010 Posted by | Shortcuts | , , , , | Leave a comment