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Tech Thursday!

Today I'm linking up with Teaching Trio to share with you my Tech Thursday!  The other day I blogged about teacher time saving tips and mentioned using music for my class center transitions. I set my teacher laptop up so that it plays Peanut Butter Jelly at Lunch time and as we transition from reading to math or science different songs play so students can move and get those mini brain breaks and save time! I wanted to share with you how you can easily do this and set it up on any computer Check out this tutorial I found online a couple of years ago! I hope this helps.

 To begin, you will have to first create a Basic Task using Task Scheduler. Bring up the Control Panel first. Type ‘Administrative Tools’ in its search option. Click on the link and from the list of tools displayed select ‘Task Scheduler’.
Task Scheduler - 1
Next, click on ‘Create Basic Task’. You’ll find two empty fields in ‘Create Basic Task Wizard’.
Name – Give your task a suitable name
Description – Here, type in a short description for you task. See the screen-shot below. When done, hit ‘Next’.
Create Basic task Wizard - 2
Then, under ‘Task Trigger’ window select triggering time for the task. For example, when you would you want the task to trigger.
Task Trigger - 3
Proceeding further, select the action for your task.
Task Trigger action - 4
Next, for starting the program you need to enter the script/address. Simply hit the ‘Browse’ button to look for the address. Then add arguments. Be sure not leave spaces between the path address.
start a program - 7
For this, search for the song of your choice, right-click it and select ‘Properties’.
Add Arguements - 5
Thereafter, copy-paste the address in the ‘Add Arguments’ field. Hit ‘Next’!
Add Arguements Address - 6
If you would like to configure some changes after finishing the steps required for creating a task, check ‘Open the Properties Dialog Box….’ option.
Click Finish and there you are!
If all looks fine click ‘OK’.
Finally, check the newly created task in the ‘Task scheduler Library’ and select ‘Run’ command from the ‘Action’ menu to run the task.
Run Task - 8

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