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Windows 10 & Inking Workspace

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 3:30-5:00

Place: Riverdale Library



This session will begin by covering the basic layout and user interface of Windows 10, focusing on the desktop features as well as helpful shortcuts and gestures. You will then explore laptop connectivity, the Workspace Inking features, and focus on its instructional use in the classroom. 

Bell Work:

Click HERE to open this session's padlet and answer the Bell Work question. Also, use this to post questions you have about Windows 10/Laptop Connectivity anytime during today's session.


Know The Basics

When your PC goes to sleep, hit enter to get to the login screen

Ctrl+Alt+Del to sign out


Your Desktop
Personalize tiles by dragging apps into the tiles section. 
Personalize your task bar by right clicking on apps to add or remove them.
Task View Option
File Explorer
 Allows participants to access Desktop documents that won't be visible in Tablet Mode.
Personalizing Your Desktop - Start Menu

Search bar activity:

Search “Word” – notice you get access to the program and to recent documents. 

Search “student”.  It will search for the word in your documents as well as on the internet.



Tablet Mode Tips

  • ·         When you’re in a program in tablet mode, swipe up from the bottom to reveal the taskbar.

 ·         In tablet mode, the entire desktop becomes the start menu.  Use file explorer to access desktop files.


·         Go to Settings – System – Tablet Mode to personalize


·         If you go back to desktop mode but do not see your desktop, you may need to switch back and forth between modes once or twice. Sometimes it gets “stuck” in tablet mode. 

Touchpad Gestures
Select an item: Tap on the touchpad.
Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically.
Zoom in or out: Place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out.
Show more commands (similar to right-clicking): Tap the touchpad with two fingers, or press in the lower-right corner.
See all open windows: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them away from you.
Show the desktop: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe them towards yourself.
Switch between open windows: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.
Some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads, so don't fret if a move won't work for you.
Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts
If you do not see this icon on the right side of the task bar, right click on the task bar and select "Show Windows Ink Workspace button"
Inking Activity
Click HERE to go to a Map of the US & Capitals. Once on the map, open Windows Ink Space by clicking "pen" and select "Screen Sketch."
Notice: the menu bar sits on top right of your screenshot and you are not marking on a live page - you cannot scroll or change views within the inking workspace.
Name as many states & capitols you can by writing directly on top of your screenshot.
What are some possible adaptations to running a lesson with this?
Inking with Microsoft Office

Task 6:  Inking with Microsoft Office

Open a blank PPT presentation or one you have available


Above the ribbon in your Office products, you can engage the touch layout:



You can also use the Draw tab on the ribbon to use Inking features in Office product. 



If you do not see the Draw tab, right click on the ribbon, and select “Customize Ribbon.”  Check the box to show “Draw” in your ribbon:


Practice in tablet mode – Draw on presentations.  Be sure not to save the PPT with the drawings, as they will remain on the presentation.


Connecting Laptop to Projector/TV

Basics: must have a Windows 10 laptop & Wireless Display Adapter installed on projection device.

First, direct your display device to the source where your adapter is connected. Projectors, use your Source Search. TV's use your various input jacks.


Second, select your Action Center and select "Connect"

Third, select the appropriate device from the list that appears and wait for it to connect.


Troubleshooting: this process works 90% of the time, but several factors play a role. Let's talk about some troubleshooting we can do to ensure we can use this in class.


Closure Activity

Click HERE to access the Session Evaluation!