In my current role helping teachers and learners to become more digitally literate. I am always amazed to see how few people integrate shortcut keys into their daily routines. Whilst it doesn’t seem to make much difference at first. Once you start to string them together and commit them to your long term memory and string groups of them together, the time savings can be astronomical. Here are a couple of my favorites.
The normal ones that a lot of people know
Copy (Ctrl C)
Cut (Ctrl X)
Paste (Ctrl V)
Refresh Browser (Ctrl R)
Select All (Ctrl A)
Paste without Formatting (Ctrl Shift V) – Amazing!
Bookmark Webpage (Ctrl D)
Windows Key Shortcuts
Split Screen Left (Windows Key Left Arrow)
Split Screen Right (Windows Key Right Arrow)
Zoom in on section of screen (Windows Key +)
Zoom out of section of screen (Windows Key – )
Lock PC ( Windows Key L)
My advice would be to experiment with these over time and try to add them to your normal routines on the keyboard. It will make you far more efficient when getting tasks done.
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Learning how to Mindmap is a Fantastic way to reflect on and remember things you have learned about. This post is going to be all about getting better at doing just that.
- Find a Ted Talk that you find useful and inspiring and make a Mindmap of that talk to retain the knowledge it contains.
- Use the app Mindmup, which you can add to your Chrome Browser by clicking here and following the instructions that follow.
My Simple MindMap of the above Ted Talk