Teacher-authors

Teacher-Authors: What’s on my Ed Blog

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on my teacher education blog, Ask a Tech Teacher. 

Here are the most popular posts from my Ask a Tech Teacher blog for November:

I got an interesting complaint about my blog. The reader said they wished I’d make the font larger. I found out I agreed with him, went into customization and enlarged the font, but I wanted to solve his problem for all blogs and webpages where fonts are too small. This fix is quick, easy, and works most of the time:

Tech Tip #4: Zoom In and Out

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: I can’t read my internet screen. And I can’t find the zoom in menu command.

A: Hold down the Ctrl key and push + (next to the backspace key). That zooms in. To zoom out, hold down Ctrl and push the – (the minus sign next to the number zero; it looks like a dash)

One more way to fix this: Hold down the Ctrl key and roll the mouse wheel. That will zoom in or out.

To return to normal settings, just click Ctrl and then push 0 (zero).


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Man vs. Nature saga, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the acclaimed Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022

73 thoughts on “Teacher-Authors: What’s on my Ed Blog

  1. It’s amazing how fast our finger learn those shortcuts. What’s hard is getting our mind around what the fingers do so our voice can share the secrets with others. Thanks for making it easy!

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  2. Hi Jacqui – always interesting to learn some short-cuts … I’m just grateful my eyesight is still good … but I’d like to be able to use my m/c more effectively – but coping in my simple way makes life easy for me … cheers Hilary

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