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Tech Tip #75: Laptop Frozen? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Laptop frozen? Q: My laptop is frozen. Hold the power button until the laptop turns off for ten seconds and reboot. Category: Security, Problem-solving. I can’t even turn it off. What do I do? A: Do a hard reboot. If that doesn’t work, remove the battery, wait ten seconds, put it back, and start up.

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Three Laptop Charging Cart Challenges and How to Solve Them

EdTech Magazine

Schools might have had enough laptops for one class. Frequently, they are used as charging stations for laptops and tablets. Now, many schools operate under a one-to-one model, with a device for every student and, likely, a number of backup machines.

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Review: Microsoft’s Portable Surface Laptop SE is Scaled Down Yet Powerful

EdTech Magazine

As schools and parents rushed to purchase laptops during the pandemic, it’s entirely possible that some bought devices that were not designed for K–12 students. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop SE is the direct result of those efforts. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop SE is the direct result of those efforts.

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Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Makes Remote Learning More Reasonable

EdTech Magazine

A good laptop not only provides traditional educational benefits, such as running core educational programs and providing a platform to access the internet, but also empowers meaningful distance learning by supporting powerful remote collaboration tools.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Whether they’re using a laptop at home, an iPad in the classroom or a school Mac lab — the internet is often available everywhere. With the ever-evolving classroom, technology has become omnipresent in students’ learning. It’s vital to understand the risks and know how to keep students safe while maximizing technology learning potential.

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Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging College Student Success


But pandemic-era facilities shutdowns foreclosed that option, leaving students to make do as best they could with old desktop computers, affordable-but-low-powered laptops or even cellphones. But for some students, a new or even newish laptop is a luxury they can’t afford. Christopher Brooks, director of research for EDUCAUSE.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Your Laptop Can Do


Find out what your laptop can do for you in class and beyond.

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