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  • Writer's pictureLori Shelton

Zoom Tech Tips for the "Not So Savvy"

I must be honest and admit that I have never considered myself to be technologically savvy. In fact, I dare say that any of my co-works would use that phrase to describe me – quite the opposite, I’m sure. Actually, my own kids have always referred to me as a “struggler” in the area of technology. The truth is, I’ve always been a little afraid of it. Afraid that if I clicked the wrong button the computer might just blow up; or worse yet, I would lose all my hard work. Of course, I can use Word, email back and forth with attachments, text friends and create a pretty impressive power point. All of these "techy things" turn out great if I’m wearing my glasses. lol! However, I was completely caught off guard when Covid-19 demanded that we go home and teach virtually. The word “virtual” intimidated me terribly. At that time, I had not actually heard of Zoom. ZOOM …… what in the world is Zoom?

So, I did what I always do when I need to teach myself something new. I went to I found a plethora of tutorials on You-tube about Zoom, and I spent countless hours watching and learning how to utilize the virtual platform. Also, I insisted that one of my daughters, the main one that always called me a "struggler", give me a Zoom lesson. Now, I am happy to say that I find it fun and convenient to use Zoom for teaching, training, or for a presentation. So, I would like to share links to some tutorials as well as an article that has links embedded as Zoom resources for you - any of you, that is, who can admit that you're somewhat of a “struggler”. Happy Zooming!!!

Creating a Free Zoom Account Tutorial

How to Download the Zoom App to a Laptop/computer Tutorial

Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts Tutorial

How to Share/Stop Share Your Screen During Zoom Tutorial

How to Enable Breakout Rooms in Zoom Tutorial

Using the CHAT Function during a Zoon Meeting/Lesson Tutorial

Article (Zoom Blog)

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