How to find the GPS 6 server folder on a Mac

GPS 6 is a shared folder on the GPS network. It is used in certain circumstances, including the AP Exams for language classes. Directions Open Finder from your doc . On the Finder menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Go > Connect to Server Type this server address: smb://gps6 and click the […]

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Ransomware and other Online Threats

Beyond the constant threat of new viruses, many other types of threats on the Internet are now becoming much more common. Anyone that is not alert today can suffer from threats ranging from unintentionally putting their work colleagues in difficult situations to downright extortion. In the last few years, we have seen these online threats […]

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How to collaborate with Padlet – a virtual bulletin board

What is Padlet? “Padlet is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.” Uses in the classroom Teachers and students […]

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How to update the software on your Mac

Apple continuously remedies security holes that could allow hackers to attack cellphones, iPads or laptops, so it’s very important that you keep you computer updated with the latest software updates. Even in the latest operating system from Apple, Sierra, security holes have been discovered that allow hackers to listen in to FaceTime conversations that seem to have […]

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How to clear your browser cache & history

Clearing your browser cache can be a quick solution to internet browsing and page loading problems, whether it is Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. This article will provide examples of browser cache problems and how to clear the cache in three common browsers. Examples of browser cache problems When logged into MyGPS, the message in Figure 1 appears. […]

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How to use Vocaroo to Create Audio Recordings

Vocaroo is a basic online audio recorder, uploader, and audio sharing website.  Instructions for Recording Go to http://vocaroo.com/ on your Browser (Chrome is recommended). Create a new audio file (Go to #3) or upload an existing file: Click the “Or upload?” button to open an existing file from your computer. Click the “Click to Record” button. […]

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Free up space on your laptop

Read first: It is highly recommended that you create a backup of your MacBook Air before deleting files on your computer. Instructions for how to backup your computer with TimeMachine can be found here: Backup your laptop with Time Machine. A full startup disk is something that every Mac user will experience. And luckily, it’s a […]

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How to Install, Use, & Export Audio Files with Audacity

Audacity is used to record the speaking section of World Languages AP Exams and is an excellent in-school recorder. Install Audacity from the GPS Self-Service app If you do not have the Self-Service app, click here for installation directions. In self-service, click the install button under the Audacity icon. If you are not able to […]

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How to connect to GPSWireless on Windows 7

Due to some of the settings that are unique to Windows 7, there is a more complex process for getting your computer to connect to GPSWireless. Follow the steps below and you should only have to perform these steps once. Windows 7: Click Start. Search for “Manage wireless” and select “Manage Wireless Networks” Click on […]

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How to connect to GPSWireless

Mac OS X Click on the WiFi logo in the menu bar at the top of your screen as pictured above. From the drop-down menu, click on GPSWireless. When asked for a username and password, enter your GPS email address without the @gps.edu. For example if your email address was jdoe@gps.edu you would only enter jdoe. […]

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