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What is ransomware, and what can I do about it?

Ransomware acts much like a virus, but is specifically designed to encrypt your files, and hold them for ransom. Typically, users are instructed to call a phone number, and pay a fee to have their files unlocked.

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Cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs

Students writing research reports, analysts crafting whitepapers, and others looking to credit their sources can now insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button in Explore in Docs on the web.

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Prodigy – The most engaging math platform in the world!

Our teachers at KIS love using Prodigy with their students for math practice. Here’s more about, and when you’re ready, head over to Prodigy and check it out for yourself! Best of all, it’s free, and already used by more than 300K teachers!

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Getting Started with BookFlix / K-3 Resources

Listen and read. Storybooks, e-books, videos, games, and more. PreK-3. All Ohio K-3 students and their parents, as well as K-3 educators, can use the state-funded INFOhio Resources free-of-charge.

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Pixel Art – Getting Creative with Spreadsheets!

Using pixels to create art beckons back to a simpler time, with less sophisticated graphics, but it’s a good place to start when learning about things like computers, computer animation, graphics, and yes, spreadsheets!

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21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs

Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular, the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.

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iPad / iOS Basics

In these iPad tutorials, you’ll learn the basics of operating and getting the most out of the Apple iPad running iOS.

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3 text to speech tools and 5 ways your students can use them

Many times people are accused of talking to their computers. Well with text to speech tools, your computer can talk back. Google Chrome has several extensions that will read web pages and Google Documents aloud, often with a variety of voices and adjustments for speed and volume. Read more to learn 5 ways to implement these tools with your students!

6 awesome uses for Revision History

It used to be that all we had was the final version of a student’s work. We couldn’t see revisions, trial and error, and collaborate work with others. However, with Google Apps that is not the case. Google provides you with your own personal time machine in a tool called Revision History, which lets you see every change ever made to a document, when the change was made, and who made the change. This powerful tool is available in Google Documents, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings.