Sunday, February 13, 2011

Technology Time Savers

Have you ever wished for extra time? A 25th Hour? If so, these tips are for you!

1. Manage Files Online.
If you work on files at home and school sometimes it’s hard to keep up with which file is the most current. Solution? Use a site like Drop Box as an external drive online. No need to email yourself or keep up with a flash drive.

2. Organize bookmarks.
Using a social bookmarking site such as Delicious or Diigo, you can access your favorite internet sites anywhere you have access to the internet. You can even share your sites with friends and colleagues.

3. Give your mouse a rest… use keyboard shortcuts.
Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+C Copy text
Ctrl+V Paste text
Ctrl+X Cut text
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+B Bold text
Ctrl+U Underline text
Ctrl+I For italic text
Ctrl+Shift+> Increases the font size by a half point
Ctrl+Shift+< Decreases the font size by a half point

Tip of the Week: 
Use Alt+TAB to cycle through open items.

Web Resource: Common Craft
Common Craft is one of my favorite sites. The creators of Common Craft explain technology concepts in plain English. No need to speak techie. Check out their site for short, simple explanations of technology concepts like Social Bookmarking, RSS Feeds, and Blogging.

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