As schools are opening, many teachers are returning to new computers on their desks or in their classrooms. Not only do these new computers have nice new monitors and clean keyboards, they are likely coming with Windows 7, which is very different in look and feel from older Windows XP computers. For many, this may be the first time you’ve used Windows 7.
We replaced computers in two of our district’s schools over the summer, giving us roughly 50% of the teachers using Windows 7 while the other half are using Windows XP. Talk about training trouble!
To start the year, I sent an email to all of my schools using Windows 7 and provided some links to some online tutorials around the changes in Windows 7. Most users are OK after about an hour of so of using Windows 7, but you may find the tutorials useful for your colleagues and staff.
Some of you may be using Windows 7 for the first time, so I wanted to put together a couple of quick resources that might be useful to you. The links below are specific to Windows 7 (not Office 2010, but I’ll get those together too!) and show you how to do some of the same things you have done in the past on Windows XP.
Feel free to share a link to this page and help out your staff, fellow teachers, or even family members!