Keep these up your sleeve like a magician and bring them out when you want to show off to others. You can help by sharing these tips with friends and family once you learn them. Scroll below for shortcuts and tips for the Mac, PC, Windows 10, and Chromebook.

I Can Statements

  • do shortcuts on my computing device
  • teach three shortcuts to others
  • split my screen to see more than one window or application at one time

Key Vocabulary

Shortcuts: Shortcuts are keystrokes that command your computer and are a quicker way to move through tasks. Here are four common ones to drag and match. 

Individuals: Individuals are each distinctive person in your class

Split Screen: Being able to see more than one window or application on your screen at the same time.

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link


Complete the steps for the content block appropriate to your computing device.

Note: Expand the applicable content boxes below using the + symbol on the menu line.

Do you already know four basic shortcuts? Try dragging the correct shortcut to the action.


Chromebook Shortcuts

Completing this Quest

Teach at least three shortcuts to two other individuals (a relative, classmate, friend, etc.).

Write up a short tip report. (Rubric for the tip report)

  • Include the names of the individuals you taught them to and which shortcuts you taught them,
  • Explain any observations you made of your teaching session. Was this a new shortcut for them? Did they like learning it? Did you enjoy teaching it?

Try this 3-question knowledge check



Check with your teacher for further directions about saving and sharing your work.

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MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students

Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner
d. same as above