Category: Technology

Recent KLOW/WordPress Training Resources

Click on the links below for resources handed out during recent KLOW/WordPress trainings.  Evaluations for each class are also linked below.  If you have any questions please email Janelle at Handouts: Basic KLOW/WordPress Evaluations: Cimarron Basic KLOW/WordPress Training  

Windows 8 and 8.1 Training Resources

If you are interested in learning more about Windows 8 or 8.1 or have patrons asking you questions these resources below are a great place to start.   They are also all FREE. Custom Guide Windows 8 Quick Reference Sheet – Great cheat sheet you can print out double-sided with keyboard shortcuts, tips, tricks, and other …

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KASL Workshop

Google Tools for Collaboration Janelle Mercer, Assistant Technology Consultant and Trainer, presented at the KASL District V Workshop on March 1 at Southwestern Heights.  Links to the slides and other resources are below. Link to Slides Resources: Group Reading with Google Documents Free Technology for Teachers Blog (great Google tutorials for teachers and librarians) Apps …

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Tablet Update Now Available

For those of you who have received Nexus 7 tablets there is a system upgrade available.  This will take your tablet from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4.  Android names its major releases after candy and this most recent version is called KitKat. Version 4.1 was called Jelly Bean. We recommend installing this update and any …

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Are the Links at the Top of Google Mail and Your Other Google Pages Missing?

You’re not alone.  It looks like Google has been doing some updates and changed the layout of some of their pages.  You probably all remember having a list of links at the top of your Google Mail where you could get to the calendar, drive, etc. You may have recently noticed that those are missing. …

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Zinio Launch

Today is the official launch day of Zinio for SWKLS libraries who purchased Zinio!  Here are some things to help you as your library gets on board. We recommend that you feel comfortable with Zinio before you launch it to your patrons.   We are offering several training classes over the next month which can …

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Gmail Help

If you are a Gmail user, Google has a lot of good resources out there to help you organize and utilize your Gmail. I recommend getting started on their Gmail Tips and Tricks Page.    The directions are easy to follow and also print out nicely. Here are some of the tips I recommend checking …

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TumbleBookLibrary eBooks for Kids – Available for ALL Kansas Libraries! The following information was taken from emails from Candace LeDuc and Lianne Flax from the State Library of Kansas. The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), and Tumble Puzzles …

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eBook Resources

SWKLS Tech Day 2013 John Blyberg via Compfight Step 1:  Know where to find help Kindle: Amazon Kindle’s Main Page, Kindle Support,–support Download a User or Quick Start Guide Nook: Nook Main Page,  They have user guides, videos, and quick start guides. iPad: Apple iPad Device Page, iPad Manuals, Kansas EZ Library: …

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Resources to Find Cheap or Free books for Kindle Devices

This post is a post from 2012 that was updated on February 14, 2013. We know a lot of you get questions about how to find cheap or free books for Kindles.  Recently we have discovered two resources that bring lists of free or cheap eBooks for Kindles to you.    You can find free or cheap books …

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