• Technology Tips

    Your Computer is not Working Correctly

    There may come a time when your computer starts up and does not display correctly or just doesn't seem to be working right. Shut it down and restart it. You may need to hold the power button in for several seconds for the computer to completely shut down. This simple fix can work magic.

    Clear Your Cache

    The first time you visit a website the web browser will save pieces of the site in its cache. The cache files will load much faster than pulling fresh files from a server. The next time you visit that site, the cached files will help cut down the page load time.

    Websites get updated and those updates may not show when you load a page, or a website may not load correctly. This is when you will want to clear or refresh your cache. Once this is done, and you revisit a site, you will get the newest files cached in your browser.

    For directions on how to clear your cache click on the following link: Refresh Your Cache

    Having Trouble Connecting to a Website?

    If you are unable to connect to a website, first make sure the address is typed in correctly. The site's server may be overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or website maintenance is in progress. To test to see if the site is down, click on the following link:  Is it Down Right Now? Type the web address into the search box and select "CHECK". The "Is it Down Right Now?" site will check your website's accessibility and give you a report on what type of issue the site may have.

    Instructional Videos
    The following videos have been created to assist with the integration of technology in the classroom. 

    Friday Tech Tools - Lisa Lawson
    Friday Tech Tools (2/10/17)
    Google Training - Wendy Crocker