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Mr. Mamontoff’s Blog moves to Tech Paws

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Ms. Jost and Mr. Mamontoff have moved their blogs to techpaws.wordpress.com to better support our students and teachers.

The Tech Paws blog will be maintained by us and our student-techs, also known as “Panther Techs” or “Tech Paws”

We look forward to a really cool year technologically speaking.

See you over at the new blog.

Mr. Mamontoff

Paint – Drawing and Saving

In this computer skills lesson we will learn how to:

  • Open and resize the Paint window
  • Resize the canvas
  • Make the tool and color boxes visible
  • Draw with tools, including line, curve, shape, and eraser, and change their properties
  • Select colors and paint with the bucket tool inside closed figures
  • Use Edit > Undo instead of the eraser
  • Move parts of the drawing on the canvas
  • Save to the local drive or to the network
  • Find the teacher folder and create a student folder on the network

In the next lesson on Paint we will learn how to:

  • Capy images from Google searches into Paint
  • Change the size and file types of images we find on the computer or the Internet
  • Create posters and graphic organizers
  • Capture any image on the desktop
  • Copy images from Paint into Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Please let me know what other features you would like to learn about Paint.

Enjoy the lesson!

Mr. Mamontoff

Video-Based Mini-Lessons on Software Skills

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Video-based mini-lessons on software skills will be posted on-line so students can review the lessons at their own pace, pausing and trying on their own as needed.

A central theme of the lessons is how to use software so that text and image files may be exchanged between programs to aid in research, organize information, and work on projects.

Video-based mini-lessons will be posted on the following software:

  1. Paint
  2. Word
  3. Internet Explorer, Google and Bing
  4. Windows Explorer
  5. Excel
  6. PowerPoint
  7. Windows Live MovieMaker

Computer Basics and Safety

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This week we will learn about computer basics and safety.

Students will complete a card matching activity and self check after watching a trailer.

Students will then pick three vocabulary words from the activity to reflect and write about in their on-server journals.

Students will complete skill mini-lessons and answer the hot questions.


  1. Technology
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input Device
  4. Output Device
  5. Operating System
  6. Software
  7. Folder
  8. Cyber Bullying
  9. Private Information

Hot Questions

  1. How do you create, name, and save a file?
  2. What is software? Please explain and give examples.
  3. How do you keep safe online?