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How To's for Parents & Students

Here you will find videos and step sheet pages made by our talented teachers and Genius Bar students to help you with the new computers. Also be sure to check out the Genius Bar's website as they add lessons weekly!



Creating and Organizing File Folders

Keeping computer desktops clean and organized will help students be able to quickly find files needed for individual class periods. The document below will teach you how to create individual folders, as well as organize the items within the folder. There is also a video on how to move and arrange files once they are on the desktop. 

Arranging Your Sidebar

The "Finder" Application contains all files located on the computer. The video below will help you arrange your sidebar so that you can easily access applications, videos, pictures, movies, and documents.

Taking a Screenshot

To take a screenshot of part of your screen, press Command (⌘)-Shift-4. Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot. Then, drag to select an area. When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. You will find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop. Watch the video below to see this in action!

Tiny URLs

Sometimes webpage links can be really long. You can make them shorter by using www.tinyURL.com

Adding Articles to Your Online Reading List

The video below will show you how to view online articles as well as add these articles to your online reading list. 

Indenting/Grouping Slides in Keynote

Check out the video below to learn how to better organize your slides in the Keynote application.

Air Drop

Air Drop is a quick and easy way to share files with other computers, especially when they are too large to send through email.