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Chrome Extension: Keep Awake

I have had several people ask me, “What can I do about my computer and/or SMART Board going to sleep during a lesson?  I really hate having to stop, go over to my computer, and put in my password a million times!”  How often does this happen to you?  One adjustment you might make is to make sure your computer is plugged into power.  However, this will only extend the amount of time your computer is awake before it goes to sleep.   Luckily, there is actually a Chrome extension that you can use to tackle this problem without having to adjust the power settings on your computer or visit the tech office!

The Chrome extension is called “Keep Awake.”   With a few clicks, you can override the power settings on your computer.  Now your computer will not go to sleep and the monitor/projector will not go black (unless the battery goes dead… Don’t forget to watch your battery level!). Note:  Your computer MAY NOT sleep and the monitor MAY STAY ON EVEN when you close the lid.  Make sure you switch your settings for Keep Awake to normal power settings once you are ready to put up your computer.

For more information on how to install this extension and the three settings available within Keep Awake, visit these Google Slides.

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