Welcome to TEKTOK April 4, Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. ~ Booker T. Washington

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Welcome to TEKTOK

April 4, 2016


Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

~ Booker T. Washington _____________________________________________

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SHEG: Document Based History: Reading Like a Historian: Pocahontas Students use primary source documents to investigate central historical questions. In this investigation students use evidence to explore whether Pocahontas actually saved John Smith’s life, and practice the ability to source, corroborate, and contextualize historical documents.


NOVA: Pocahontas Revealed: Images of a Legend

Watch a slideshow of images of Pocahontas, whose significance as an American icon has been interpreted in many different ways over the years.

Includes an engraving of Pocahontas, thought to be the only portrait of her made during her lifetime.


History Tools: John Smith’s Account of being Rescued by Pocahontas

Primary source article with updated language on John Smith's account of being rescued by Pocahontas.




Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone for Maximum Battery Life Performance If the average iPhone user has a complaint about their device, it’s almost

always that the battery of iPhone doesn’t last as long as they’d like it to. While this is less of a concern with the larger iPhone Plus models, the fact is that all iPhones can run out of battery during the course of usage throughout the day, though depending on individual usage the iPhone battery life may drain down faster, or slower too. There are no shortage of tips to preserve battery life of


iOS devices, many of which actually work, but another option is to use Low Power Mode, which is an excellent feature included in modern versions of iOS.

With Low Power Mode enabled, the iPhone battery life can be extended to impressive lengths, easily lasting an entire day if not notably longer. Toggling this feature on only takes a moment, and while there are a few tradeoff, most users won’t mind, particularly if their goal is to maximize how long their devices battery is going to last on a single charge.

How to Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone

You can turn on Low Power Mode at anytime in iOS, but for maximizing battery life the earlier you enable it the longer the battery will last on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Here’s how you can quickly turn on this great feature:

1. Open the Settings app and scroll down to the “Battery” section 2. Flip the switch alongside “Low Power Mode” to the ON position

3. Exit out of Settings, you’ll notice the battery icon switches from green to yellow to indicate the feature has been enabled

It only takes a moment to enable, but the difference it will make in battery life can be astonishing. You’ll notice a nice side effect is the battery percentage indicator turns on in the iOS status bar too, which many will appreciate as well.

Once turned on, use the iPhone as usual, the battery will last notably much longer, sometimes with truly impressive gains. This setting alone can make an iPhone that dies by the end of the day easily last well into the evening, so if you’re having any issues with battery lasting a long time, this feature is highly recommended to use.

You can turn off Low Power Mode at any time by returning to iOS Settings >

Battery > and switching Low Power Mode to the OFF position.

What does Low Power Mode in iOS actually do?

OK so if this is such a great iOS setting that works battery magic, what is it actually doing? A few things; it dims the brightness slightly on the screen, it throttles processor speed down a bit, and then it disables some system level iOS functionality. This includes disabling Mail Fetch, Hey Siri, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and various gaudy visual effects, which frankly most of those won’t be missed perhaps with the exception of Mail fetch (which grabs mail on the iPhone without you having to check it yourself in the Mail app) and Hey Siri (which allows you to activate Siri by voice only).

You can turn Low Power Mode on anytime you’d like, but rather than wait until


the battery is running down low when a notification will be triggered

automatically by iOS, you may just want to turn it on earlier yourself. For me personally, I actually use Low Power Mode nearly every day and I turn it on first thing in the morning if I know I will be out and about or away from a charger.

Sure I have to manually check email since Fetch is disabled, but that doesn’t bother me at all given how much longer the iPhone ends up lasting.

Use this in conjunction with lowering the devices screen brightness quite a bit, and you can easily end up with some truly impressive results

To be clear, the Low Power Mode function of iOS works not only on iPhone but also exactly the same on iPad and iPod touch as well, where it also

undoubtedly boosts how long a single charge will make the devices battery last, but since most users seem to primarily have issues with their battery lasting all day on an iPhone, we’re focusing on that here.


Apple Hints/Tips

Reboot your iPhone

Many times, a sluggish iPhone can be fixed by simple rebooting it. Do this by holding down the Home button and Power button at the same time. Keep holding them down until you see the Apple logo. You can then release them.


Riddles You Can Tell in Class

(Write Right!) 1. Don't abbrev.

2. Check to see if you any words out.

3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4. About sentence fragments.

5. When dangling, don't use participles.

6. Don't use no double negatives.

7. Avoid alliteration. Always.

8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

9. Contractions aren't necessary and won't be as effective.

10. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

11. One should never generalize.

12. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

13. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

14. Be more or less specific.

15. Understatement is always best and generalizations must always be eliminated.


16. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

17. Simplify! How? Eliminate one-word sentences.

18. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

19. The passive voice is to be avoided.

20. Go out of your way to avoid colloquialisms, ya' know?

21. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

22. Who needs rhetorical questions?

23. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

24. Just between you and I, case is important.

25. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

26. Don't use commas, that aren't necessary.

27. Its important to use apostrophe's right.

28. It's better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

29. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.

30. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized.

31. a sentence should begin with a capital and end with a period 32. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just where two-words are related.

33. In letters compositions reports and things like that use commas to keep a string of items apart.

34. Watch out for irregular verbs which have creeped into our language.

35. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

36. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

37. Don't write a run-on sentence you've got to punctuate it.

38. A preposition isn't a good thing to end a sentence with.

39. Avoid cliches like the plague. They're old hat.


This Day in History

Birthdates which occurred on April 5

1588 Thomas Hobbes England, philosopher 

1827 Joseph Lister England, physician (founded aseptic surgery) 

1856 Booker Taliaferro Washington pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp) 
 1900 Spencer Tracy Milwaukee WI, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib) 
 1901 Melvyn Douglas [Hesselberg] Macon GA, actor (Hud, Ghost Story) 

1908 Bette Davis Lowell MA, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel) 
 1916 Gregory Peck La Jolla CA, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur) 

1922 Gale Storm Bloomington TX, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show) 
 1928 Tony Williams Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights) 
 1934 Frank Gorshin Pittsburgh PA, impressionist/actor (Riddler-Batman) 
 1937 Colin Powell Bronx NY, General/advisor to President George Bush (Nat Security Affairs)/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)/Secretary of State 


1941 Eric Burdon England, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun) 
 1957 Vince Gill Norman OK, country singer (When I Call Your Name) 

2173 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek) 

 On this day:

2348 -BC- Noah's ark grounded, Mount Ararat (calculated date) 
 1603 New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London 

1614 Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe 
 1621 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England 

1792 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto 

1896 1st modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens 

1923 Firestone Company puts their inflatable tires into production 
 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in the 100 & 200 meter freestyle 
 1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death 

1967 Philadelphia '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds 
 1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike 

1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19) 

1974 Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories) 
 1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421) 

1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo 
 1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity 

1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan ____________________________________________

Doug Yonce

Apple Distinguished Educator STAR Discovery Educator Doug.Yonce@ svusd.org yonce@mac.com


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