Friday, December 16, 2016

Mercury Reader

Most online articles are filled with so many random and unrelated pictures that it can be hard to find the right information. Mercury Reader is a chrome extension that allows you to get rid of these annoying images. It gives you a way to easily read any article. Doing research for your projects with this extension enabled makes focusing on your work a breeze. You can also choose to change the font and the text size. This makes it great for personalizing any article to your liking.
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By Tom McDonagh

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Last Pass

Have you ever forgotten your password for your email or any other website that requires a login? If so LastPass is the chrome extension for you. It allows you to save all of your passwords in one easy to reach place. Even though you could go through the process of resetting your password, it is an inconvenience that is easily avoided with LastPass. It is easily installed from the google chrome store and lets you create a new password for each website with only having to remember your LastPass password.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

New WiFi changes coming for 2017

Over Winter Break, District 219 will be upgrading the wireless network. What this means to you:
  • Current settings on Chromebooks, phones and other devices will not work when you return from Winter Break.
  • You will receive an email from “Aerohive” on December 28th, 2016 with instructions on how to connect to the new WiFi using a unique private access key. This access key will enable you to connect up to two devices at any given time. Do not delete the email!
  • The email will look like this:
  • The NTHS-CLASS-20XX network you connected to will be gone and all students will connect to NTHS-STUDENT.
  • For students that did not get their access key via email and/or having issues using the key, there will be a temporary WiFi (NTHS-STUDENT-TEMPORARY) that will allow them internet access without the use of your access key for the first two weeks while their issues are getting resolved.
  • If a student believes someone else got a hold of his/her key, the Student Help Desk can reset and re-issue the Key, as needed.