Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Where did the icons go?

One day you come in to school and boot your computer up and realize that it looks very different that the last time you opened it. You try to figure out what is wrong and then it dawns on you that all of the icons have disappeared from the dock! YIKES!  You need these!

Fear not!  The district has change the profiles so that teachers have more rights to add and delete the icons on the dock that are most useful to them. It is very simple to add these back to the dock. 

Click on the finder: 

In this new window, click on the left  on Applications.

Find the app icon that you want to have on your dock, click and drag it to the dock and let go!

It is that simple!  Have fun customizing your dock to meet your needs!

If you have any questions or would like me to come and teach you, please email me at:

Remember:  Use me, abuse me, keep me busy!  I love teaching teachers and students!


Spring Break News!

Spring Break NEWS

I know with this crazy weather that we are extremely excited about the upcoming break.  Here are things that you need to do TODAY!

1:   LAPTOPS should be fully charged, shut down, unplugged and locked securely in the safe or the cart. The laptop cart should be locked up in the computer lab or library (or other designated storage room that has the deadbolt lock.)

2: iPADS should be fully charged, turned off, unplugged and securely locked in the safe or the iPad cart. If you are in a portable and you have a rolling iPad cart, please move it into the building and store it in the library, lab or the designated storage room. It is not to be plugged in.SAFES should be unplugged from the wall, locked up and the key taken with you.

3: SAFES should be unplugged from the wall, locked up and the key taken with you.

4: TEACHER iPADS: If you do NOT plan on taking yours home over the holidays, please make sure that it is fully charged, turned off, unplugged and locked securely in the safe, cabinet, or turned in to the office where it can be securely locked for the duration of the break.

5:  DESKTOP COMPUTERS:  If you are in a portable, you may want to bring your teacher computer in to the library or computer lab.  Please check with your PRINCIPAL to see if this is a necessity for your campus.  (Some campuses have theft problems)

6: Please follow any specific rules that your campus issues.  Please do not take these electronic rules for granted. There are many devices stolen in the district annually.  We do not want to increase this number  by being careless with these items.

Most of all, RELAX and ENJOY your spring break! I look forward to working with you after the break.