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Visit our website   |   DECEMBER 5, 2019
Volume 20, Issue #15

Holiday iPad Giveaway Coming Soon!

This year, the CPSB Technology Department is holding a Holiday iPad Giveaway where one lucky teacher will win an iPad! Details will be sent soon.

Digital Citizenship Corner:
Media Balance Matters

Media balance is important in a device-centered, connected world. Check out the Common Sense Education video My Media Balance. Share the video and tips with students for balancing the media in their lives. 

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade Deadline is December 20, 2019

The deadline to upgrade CPSB Windows 7 machines to Windows 10 has is December 20, 2019. On January 6th, all remaining Windows 7 computers will be kicked off the network and disabled because Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January 2020. It’s important to upgrade all capable Windows 7 machines to Windows 10 NOW!!!

All eligible computers have been queued for imaging; therefore, no Tech Help (Footprints) ticket is necessary. For steps on how to upgrade your computer, click here. You MUST backup to OneDrive any files, bookmarks, downloads, fonts, that you want to keep. The computer will be wiped clean during the re-imaging process. If you need instructions on backing up files, go to https://www.cpsb.org/windows10. Select Backing Up Your Files from the Navigation menu.

After the upgrade, any software/printers will have to be reloaded; therefore, you will need to submit a ticket for temporary admin rights to install. Many district-wide applications have been added to CPSB Software Center, so be sure to check there first.

Any computer not upgraded by January 6, 2020 will be remotely taken off the network due to the security risk and will be disabled. At that point, you will have to submit a ticket to get your Windows 7 computers updated. Here are some resources that will help you with the transition to the Windows 10 operating system: http://help.cpsb.org/documents.aspx?subDir=Windows%2010. As always, if you experience issues during this process, please submit a Footprint ticket to footprints.cpsb.org.

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Annotate Over Any Website Using Microsoft Edge Browser

The Microsoft Edge browser enables users to annotate over any website with its built-in tools. To do so, first launch Edge. Next, click on the pen icon found in the upper right of the window. Use the provided tools to annotate over the site with the pen or highligher and insert comments. Snip to save portions or save the annotated site in Edge's Favorites or Reading list.

Microsoft Photos App for
Windows 10 to Create Videos

Create videos quickly and easily using Microsoft's Photos app for Windows 10. Videos can be created automatically or customized. Follow the steps above to get started.

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