Introduction to Windows 10 Devices in the Classroom

Windows 10 devices allow for powerful multi-tasking, live collaboration (OneNote, OneDrive, Office 365), and on-screen inking. Windows 10 Education provides powerful learning experiences with a wide range of tools for education. The education-ready Windows Store has a broad selection of apps to provide rich resources for researching, teaching, and learning. (*Students can not use the Windows Store)

Clear Targets:

I can
  • learn to login in to student computers
  • navigate throughout the Windows 10 environment
  • use and customize the start menu and taskbar
  • be more productive using Windows 10 tools and apps

Logging on to a CMCSS Windows 10 Device:
For Teachers
Username: or CMCSS\first.lastname
Password: MyLogin Password (email password)
For Students
Username: first.lastname### (#'s are the last three digits in the Powerschool number)
Password: FL#### (#'s are the last four digits in the STATE PIN)

Management Tips and Look and Feel of the New Machine

1. Start Menu
  • Tiles and Apps - visual view quicker and easier for students
    • Live Tiles
    • Resizing Titles
    • Group and Arrange Titles
  • Pin to start
  • Pin to task bar
  • <-- Back to exit All Apps
  • Customize the Left Sidebar's Shortcuts
  • File Explorer
  • Settings
    • Account Settings Follow the User on all devices
    • Printing
    • Wifi Connections
    • Connecting To Projector with Media Connect
  • Power icon

2. Search - name and contents searched/returned
  • apps and programs
  • Desktop Programs (used for rich tasks) vs. Universal Apps (for the completion of quick tasks)
  • Internet
  • documents/folders
  • My Stuff
    • This Device
    • OneDrive

3. Cortana
  • Locate Cortana by clicking in the Seach box next to the start menu then click on the eyeglass directly above the Windows logo.
  • Find Files
  • Ask Questions
  • Set Reminders and Meetings
  • Becomes customized depending on the user

4. Edge Browser
  • Very speedy browser
  • Reading View (book Icon) located in the hub upper right corner
  • Annotate on Webpages (pen and paper tool)
  • Make comments on the webpage and save to Onenote or Email
  • Take Screenshot from the browser and paste to anywhere
  • Add to Favorites (star)
  • Settings to adjust reading modes based on users
  • Select unknown words, right click, and "Ask Cortana" to define words or concepts

5. Working More Productively

6. Action Center
  • See all recent actions coming across the computer
    • Tablet Mode
    • Emails
    • Updates
    • Restarts Needed

7. Microsoft APP Store

8. Sanitizing Your Device - Directions Here

9. Connecting to the server (Can be done from school or away) - Directions Here

10. Connecting to School's Server (Can only be done within the school network) - Directions Here

11. Adding a Wireless Connection to a Printer -
  • How to Find Your Printer's IP Address (on most Lexmark Printers)
    1. Press the MENU button.
    2. Use the arrow button to find and press either UTILITIES or REPORTS (depending on the model of your printer).
    3. Use the arrow button to find and press "Print Network Setup" or "Print Net Setup".
    4. A report will print out. Look halfway down the page for the listing labeled "IP Address:". It will have a number that begins with a "10" such as (not an actual address).
  • How to Add the Printer

Help Tutorials

How do I adjust my basic settings?

How can the Edge browser make reading from the web easier?

How can I use my touch screen for digital inking?

What are universal apps?

How can I share and collaborate?

How can I multi task with side by side windows?

How can I use the task view for multiple desktops to be more

Test Your Skills

You have now completed the Getting Started with Windows 10 Class! Visit the Educator Website to Test Your Skills

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Overview of Blended Learning - Khan Academy video tutorials featuring content from the Christensen Institute

Common Sense Media

SOS Strategies - For a great list of classroom strategies shared by Discovery Education, visit