21 Things - Basics

Q2 Image Capture

1. Basics

Direct link to the Secrets of Screenshot video file 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.

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

Screenshot: A screenshot is an image taken to record open items on your computer screen.

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.


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.

Chromebook Keyboard and Screenshot tips

Watch the demonsration 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 Screenshot Tips

iPad Tips and Tricks.pdf 

To do a screenshot on an iPad, press and hold the power key and home button at the same time. The screenshot is saved to the camera roll.

Mac Screenshot Tips

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

Windows Screenshot Tips

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

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 check this Quest off on your 21t4s roadmap when you have completed it.

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Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students

1. Empowered Learner

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

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. Same as MITECS