21 Things - Basics

Q2 Image Capture

1. Basics

Direct link to this video that will let you view it full screen.

You can pause the videos while you try the techniques demonstrated. When you are done viewing the screenshot demos, try it out at least three times to save the technique to your own memory cells! 


This activity will help you learn to do two different types of screenshots, sometimes called screen captures. Directions are provided for Chromebooks, iPads, Macintosh and Windows PC computing devices.

I Can Statement

  • take a screenshot on my device

Key Vocabulary

Copy: To copy is to move files, folders and selected text to another location.

Paste: To paste is to insert copied information into a new location.

Screenshot: This is when you capture an image of the display on your screen.

Upload: To upload is to transfer an image, document, or file, from your computer to a website.

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


1. Watch the applicable screenshot tips section below by expanding the content box using the + symbol.

2. Practice the screenshot skills by doing a screenshot of this page or an alternate your teacher suggests.

3. Paste your screenshot image into a document (such as Word, Pages, Google Docs, or add to your blog or website).

4. Save your Basic Screenshot document as evidence. Remember to name your file so it can be shared with your teacher.

Note: Check with your teacher on the type of document to use when you paste your screenshot (word processing, Google document, or other), and where to save it when you are done.

Creating a second browser or application window on your device can be extremely helpful as you take screenshots. This can be really helpful when you want to capture (take a screenshot) of something and paste it into your word processing document, or into a presentation.

Seeing more than one window or application at a time, for splitting your screen

Windows 10 Creating two browser or application windows

Digital Trends How to Split the Screen in Windows 10

Creating a Split Screen

Chromebook Tips

Two Ways to Split Video

Chromebook Tips

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet

How to use Split Screen YouTube Video

Ultimate tips and Tricks for Mastering Microsoft Surface Pro 7


How to use Split View on your Mac — Apple Support YouTube 

Hover your pointer over the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window. Or click and hold the button.

Choose ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen” from the menu. ...

Click a window on the other side of the screen to begin using both windows side by side.


How to Multi-task with 
Split View
(Apple support on YouTube)

Open an app.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Dock.

On the Dock, touch and hold the second app that you want to open, then drag it off the dock to the left or right edge of the screen.


Watch the demonstration video or read the step-by-step directions to discover how to use keyboard shortcuts, take a screenshot of your entire screen or just part of your screen.

iPad Tips and Tricks.pdf 

Taking a screenshot with your iPad OS 13 

  1. Do one of the following:

    • On an iPad with a Home button: Simultaneously press and then release the top button and the Home button.

    • On an iPad with Face ID: Simultaneously press and then release the top button and the volume up button.

  2. Tap the screenshot in the lower-left corner, then tap Done.

  3. Choose Save to Photos or Delete Screenshot.
  4. If you save the screenshot, you can view it in the Screenshots album in the Photos app, or in the All Photos album if you’re using iCloud Photos.

  5. If you would like a copy of the iPad Screenshots download these directions or make your own copy. 

Instructions for the iPhone and iPad

  1. To take a screenshot with an iPhone use these directions iPhone Screenshots
  2. To take a screenshot with an iPod touch iPod Touch Screenshot.

Watch the demo video or read the step-by-step directions provided to learn how to do a screenshot on a Macintosh computer. 


Watch the demonstration video to learn how to do a screenshot on a Windows PC using PrintScreen, Alt PrintScreen, and the Snipping Tool.

Direct link to this video


Windows on a PC comes with a Snipping Tool. It can take still screenshots known as snips of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen.

Completing this Quest:

When you have completed this Quest, consult with your teacher for a location to securely save your files, post (upload) them online, or to a digital portfolio.

Remember to save the results for your  portfolio or share the results with your teacher.

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MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
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