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Making Order Out of Chaos: Managing My Desktop

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This is an opportunity for the Level One (Adoption and Knowledge Level) person who uses technology but may not be able to organize it effectively nor manage their virtual desktop. Are you constantly trying to find that file you know is right where you left it last night and now it is missing? Create a folder of your organized folders and walk away with some strategies so you are in more control of your files and computer. You will learn some simple troubleshooting techniques that you can use before calling for technical support.

Purpose 
to be able to organize files and folders in a systematic fashion and troubleshoot minor software and hardware problems
Objectives
  1. organize folders
  2. customize desktop
  3. create and use shortcuts or aliases
  4. basic troubleshooting including checking connections
  5. distinguish between software and hardware problems
  6. know how to report problems and install software
NCATE Standards
1.1.1, 1.1.3, 3.2.6
 

ISTE Standardsand Performance Indicators
I.A. and B.

Suggested Length and Types
  • three to five hour hands-on workshop in a small group with others at the same level  with one hour follow up (online discussion group) or
  • two hour coaching session one-on-one
Prerequisites
Basic Computer Operations or its equivalent and using more than one application

Our coaches can prepare your coaches to provide this service onsite for a separate fee. This eCoach opportunity can be bundled together with other opportunities in an institute with a focus on a specific curriculum area or as coaching onsite as part of your staff devlopment program. Our coaches will include relevant eCoach guides as part of any opportunity or purchase guides or any resource separately.

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