Surface Tablet info

Microsoft Pro User Guide PDF- en-us_Surface_Pro_User_Guide



Windows 8-


Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Surface For Dummies

From Surface For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Andy Rathbone

No matter which version you’re using — Microsoft Surface RT, Surface Pro, Surface 2, or Surface 2 Pro — to get the most out of your device, you’ll want to keep your system updated and know how to navigate your tablet using the Charms bar in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Keep Your Surface Current via Windows Update

Your Microsoft Surface automatically downloads waiting updates from Windows Update, but it doesn’t always install them until you restart your Surface. To be on the safe side, follow these steps to download the latest updates and restart your Surface.

  1. From any screen, slide your finger inward from the screen’s right edge to fetch the Charms bar, and then tap the Settings icon.

  2. When the Settings pane appears, tap Change PC Settings.

  3. At the PC Settings’ screen’s bottom left edge, tap Windows Update.

  4. Tap Check for Updates now, install all waiting updates, and restart your Surface, if requested by Windows Update.

Navigate Your Surface with the Windows 8 Charms Bar

The Charms bar, an icon-filled strip that appears along the screen’s right edge, works throughout your Microsoft Surface, from the Start screen to the desktop. You’ll find yourself constantly summoning the Charms bar to move quickly from one place to another, as well as to search and send information other places. To summon the Charms bar, slide your finger inward from the screen’s right edge. The Charms bar appears, with its five icons:

  • Search: Tap this, and a Search pane appears. Type a word in the Search box, and your Surface lists any matching apps, files, or settings, as well as a list of websites dealing with your search term.

  • Share: When you want to share what you’re seeing with friends, tap the Share icon. The Share pane appears, listing all the apps capable of sharing what you’re seeing.

  • Start: Tap this for a quick way to return to the Start screen.

  • Devices: This gateway to devices attached to your Surface offers three options: Play lets you stream music or video to other computers; Print sends documents to the printer, and Project sends your screen’s contents to an attached projector or TV.

  • Settings: Tap this to see all of your settings, different ways to change either the app you’re seeing, or your Surface’s general behavior.

All of the Surface click-on keyboards include keys dedicated to the Charms bar’s all-important icons. Look along the top row for keys dedicated to Search, Share, Devices, and Settings.

New email & Webtop

Your “access” mail is being phased out…  your new address drops the “access” for just “” mail… Change it by watching this tutorial….

Office 365 email Setup


WVDE Info on new mail & Office 365


Step by step-  New Email PDF 


The WVDE Webtop initiative provides WV educators with 21st century tools.  It combines third party tools such as the Google Apps suite, as well and WVDE developed web applications.  Any teacher is invited to sign up and create a webtop and instantly gain access to all of the tools.  You can watch the presentation “Webtop Overview“, make sure you see the Speaker Notes.

Webtop Online Tools

WVDE Google Apps

  • Google Calendar – Track events, coordinate schedules, share everything online.
  • Google Sites – Create and manage with others online content.
  • Google Docs – Online word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool.
Personal Webtop Space – save files and access them from anywhere.  Create online backups of your documents.Webtop Communities – Online social networking.  Maintain a personal blog, or a community blog.  Share pictures, create relationships with other teachers around the state.  Use it as a teaching tool.  Create a community for your class.Epearl – Student Eportfolios
Epearl was developed by Concordia University and it is a free, bilingual, web-based electronic portfolio software. Based on sound research evidence, coupled with feedback from the field, ePEARL has been designed to encourage self-regulation in learners within student-centred curricula.  More InfoManhattan Virtual Classroom
Manhattan is a web based learning platform that helps you to manage blended face-to-face and electronic classroom.  It has 17 different modules to help you migrate part of your class into the electronic realm.  Some of these are Assignments, Handouts and Notices, Class Discussions, Team Discussions, Podcasts, and more.  Teacher ManualWebtop Dropbox
The webtop dropbox is an attachment personal attachment area.  Each user can upload their files to their dropbox and easily share those files with anyone via email, google sites, or any other online tool.Webtop now gives you licenses to Microsoft Office software to download to your personal computer- Here is a guide to show you how to access this!InstallSoftware-PC_002


Office 365 email Setup


Educator Goal Setting

Goal setting for student learning is an important process for every West Virginia educator. Goals provide a clear path for the educators and students to succeed. For the Educator Evaluation System, educators establish goals for themselves by November 1st of each school year. For more information on Goal Setting within the Educator Evaluation System, please review the following resources.


Evaluation Rubric

elal rubric


WVDE Evaluation Website–

WVDE support page-


AFT Eval infoAFT – WV Eval system

wvea eval info

WVEA- Info

wvea eval info—Learning/Evaluation.aspx


Click the following link to view information and tutorials regarding the WV Teacher Evaluation Program.

Teacher Evaluation Resource page

Video available to demonstrate how the Teacher Evaluation program works:






Workshop3-Handout smart work

smart work 2

smart 4

smart 6

smart goal guide ed update- goals S

MARTGoalSMARTObjectives 10thGradeSocialStudiesStudentLearningGoalFinalCopy_002





review student goals



Goal Setting wvde ppt


SafeSchools Training

Instructions for SafeSchools Online Safety Training

Much of the training that we’re required to complete this year is available online for all staff. Follow these simple steps below to complete your safety training requirements:


How to log on to the online training program:


  1. Using your web browser, go to the web page

(No “www” is necessary.)

  1. To access your assigned training, enter your username, which follows the following format: Employee ID#

EXAMPLE: 920001234


  1. Select any course by simply clicking on the name of the course. The courses have audio so turn up your speakers if you wish to hear the narration. Complete all the training scenarios and the assessment to receive completion credit for the course. You will have the option to print out a Certification of Completion once you complete the course.