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Power Up Chrome for the New School Year

Welcome back to school!

We’re incredibly excited to welcome all teachers and students back for the new school year. To help you get started, we wanted to share some easy things you can do to work smarter (and more efficiently) in Chrome.


 

Stop Forgetting Passwords

Elkhart teachers can now use password management extensions in Chrome. This is a really powerful way to free up some brain power during the day. Introducing: LastPass.

LastPass is a secure way to manage your passwords in Chrome. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Download the LastPass extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Create a new account and set your master password. This password unlocks all saved passwords in your account, so make sure it’s strong and that you can remember it.
  3. Log in and you’re good to go!

LastPass pays attention to login fields on websites. When you log in, you will be prompted to save the password. Click “Save Site,” make sure the username and password are correct, and then save. Next time you log in, LastPass will fill in those credentials for you.


 

Follow the Instructional Leadership Team

Did you know we have a few outlets where we’ll continually publish tips, how-to’s, and help:

Long story short – we want you to be able to find information wherever you’re comfortable.

A bookmark is one way to save pages you want to visit. Remember, to bookmark a page, visit the website and click the star in the address bar. It will add a link to your bookmarks bar in Chrome that you can use to jump right over to see what’s new.

If you want to get really advanced you can use another Chrome extension to subscribe to this blog. When new posts are published, you’ll get a notification prompting you to check out the post.

  1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and install the RSS Feed Reader extension.
  2. Open the extension by clicking on it and click “Get Started.”
  3. Add a feed by putting the URL of the blog into the box. This blog’s address is: http://elkhartprolearning.blogspot.com/
  4. Once the feed is added, click the checkmark in the top right. You’re all set!

Once you’re subscribed, you’ll get a notification on the extension that there is an unread post you should check out. If you have other sites you like to read, go ahead and add them with the extension so you’re notified automatically. As you add sites, the extension will keep a count next to each one so you don’t have to figure out which one has new content.


Are there other things you would like to know? Other power ups you want to share? Leave a comment in the box below!

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