Tech Tuesday: KISS Series, Part 1

Each Tuesday, pleasureinlearning brings you Tech Tuesday.  Come back each week for more ways to become efficient and effective in your use of technology. 

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My co-writers on this blog have fabulous insights into teaching.  I’m going to make a confession right now.  I sometimes I don’t make it to the end of their posts.  If you want, you can call me a part of the millennial generation and deride my short-sighted desire for instant gratification.  Of course, you could celebrate the millenials as Joel Stein did in a TIME headline article back in May.  He declares that “millennials are just adapting quickly to a world undergoing rapid technological change. They’re optimistic, they’re confident and they’re pragmatic at a time when it can be difficult just to get by… even if it means they spend too much time on their phones.”  For the sake of your pleasure in educating, I hope your perspective aligns with Mr. Stein’s.

Tech Tuesday posts have been a little long lately too.  In honor of Mr. Stein’s article, this multi-part series brings the KISS principle to Tech Tuesday posts.  (I bet Gen X didn’t have an encyclopedia with and entire article dedicated to the KISS principle.)  Throughout the series I will give you the shortest, quickest tips possible.  Feel free to share your quick tips in the comments.

Here goes.

Did you ever notice that your Start Menu/Screen is searchable?  If you’re using Windows 7 or an older version, just click the Start Button and start typing.  In Windows 8, access your Start Screen by clicking in the bottom left corner and start typing your search term.  Windows searches programs, files and settings all at once.  In any version, pressing the Windows button on your keyboard will access your Start Menu/Screen.

Bam.  Done.

Click here to go to the next post in this series.

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14 comments on “Tech Tuesday: KISS Series, Part 1

  1. Brian says:

    This is hilarious and reminds me of eating (most things do). Some articles are snack length, as few as 100 calories. There’s also the modest meal. Traditional fast food and workforce lunch pails typified this, before the super-sized era. So you’re saying that it’s good to know if readers want an article super-sized. 10-4 on that. I pick my own reading spots for leisurely, multi-course meals, which are occasional. Referencing Anne Stahl’s article on omnivores in learning, I see that grazing sized portions may work better. We’re not like lions any more. They eat a large kill and then nap for hours or days until the next meal. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with being a hummingbird.

  2. allishalee says:

    Love it! I think of myself as a Cusper. I am in between two generations and could easily fit in with the Millennials or Gen X depending on which book you read. I follow the KISS method quite frequently.

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