Toughen up your Passwords

If you take the time to follow some of these ideas, you can make it harder for your password to be hacked. Here are some tips for creating a solid password.
 1) Pick a sentence you can remember easily
 2) Combine word segments
 3) Capitalize two or more characters
 4) Use two or more special characters
 If we start with a simple sentence: The cow jumped over the moon...and select the first two letters of each word we get:
 Add a special character after the second segment
 Add a number after the third segment
 Even a short sentence with a number and special character is pretty hard to hack

" is now LinkedIn Learning"


You may have heard that was purchased by
 LinkedIn. On your MyCLU page you will see a new icon where Lynda use to be called "In-Learning" - this is the same great content from the library of with some changes in the interface. And don't worry, any courses you are currently working on will still be waiting for you where you left off.



Logging into LinkedIn Learning

When you login for the first time, make sure you use "Continue without LinkedIn" and you will be taken directly to the site. The interface has changed, but the same great content is there, with more being added. 

Google Sheets Intoduction


A Special Submission from student Samantha Hostetter

Internet of Things (IOT)
 The Internet of Things, also abbreviated as IoT, is becoming an increasingly important conversation topic for both the workplace and social settings. With Broadband Internet becoming increasingly more available for consumers, the cost of communication is widely descresing as a direct result. And due to that decrease, we as a society are finding more and more ways to make those connections between devices that we can turn on and off, making the Internet of Things, something that is highly integrated into our daily routines.


What is it?
 The Internet of Things can be described as a “natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and is able to transfer data over a network”(Margaret Rouse, This could be exemplified through a sensor that lets you know if another car is getting too close to your own while on the freeway or a heart monitor in a patient that is sending back data regularly to help optimize a person's life.
 In the most simple terms, the Internet of Things is the theory of connecting any and all devices with an on/off switch that would be connected to the Internet. This can be as simple as common household items such as our coffee machine, our dishwasher, a washing machine or even a fridge. It can be any item you could imagine and even more. And it is transforming the way we live our lives every single day, even if we don’t notice it at first glance. It’s impact is monumental and “the analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices... That's a lot of connections”(Jacob Morgan, Forbes).
 Whatever it is you may be using the Internet of Things for within your own daily life, it is important to educate yourself on the technology and be familiar with the changes that are happening in the world around us. Keeping ourselves informed will help us continue to stay connected.

More 30 minute Microsoft classes

8/23/19 PowerPoint - Making Presentations Move
 9/6/19  PowerPoint - Graphics
 9/20/19 Master Slides


Pearson Library lab 130. 11:30am to noon.

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Jokes from the bulletin board

Q: What's Forrest Gump’s password?
 A: 1forrest1

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