How to Delete Your Deleted Emails (Empty the Trash Can)

Good morning!

I had a request to talk about deleting emails and “emptying the trash can”  (or deleting all the deleted emails).  It is important to delete your “Deleted Items” folder frequently because viruses or other malware could be lurking (and when any email folder gets too large, it can start causing wonky things to happen in Outlook).

How to Delete Email and Empty the Deleted Items Folder (3:17)

If you prefer, you can also adjust your Outlook settings so that the Deleted Items folder will delete automatically every time you exit out of Outlook (if you want to save emails in case you need them later, create a new folder and save trusted emails there).  Here’s how:

With Outlook open,

Go to File  –>Options –>Advanced

Then check this box, and click “OK”

Hour of Code (HOC) Update

Hour of Code (HOC) Update

Check out these screenshots showing some of the coding activities in (it really does feel like playing games and solving puzzles).

53 OUESD teachers of all grade levels have already signed up and the list is still growing!   That’s a 1,325% increase from last year!  Woo hoo!

For more information, check out the Suggested Plan or explore on your own with any of these Hour of Code activities from various organizations.

If you are participating in any Hour of Code activity (from any organization or company, or designing something yourself), please be sure to sign up so your class can be counted too!


OUESD Staff Quote:

“It was so fun, the kids were so engaged.  Many students can’t wait to get home to play again!”

Alyssa Trop, Laurel Elementary, 4th Grade (after taking her class to the Laptop Lab last week to get a head start on the Hour of Code)

Two Free Virtual Conferences This Weekend- You’re Invited!

Simple K12 is presenting a free, online conference, “Transform Your classroom with Google Chromebooks on Oct. 22 from 7am-12:30pm (PST).  Here’s a link for more information and to register  Sessions include the following topics:  10 Tips for Using Chromebooks in the Classroom, Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Students, Time-Saving Surveys and Quizzes with Google Forms, and more!


Discovery Education is hosting its Fall VirtCon 2016 this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Here’s a link for more information and to register.  Topics will include Literacy, Student Ownership, Collaborative STEM, Professional Learning Strategies.