Student Laptop Orientation

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For new students in Catlin Gabel's 1:1 student laptop program.

For new students in Catlin Gabel's 1:1 student laptop program.

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  • 1. Welcome to Laptop Orientation!
  • 2. Tonight’s Agenda
    • How we use laptops
    • Basic laptop care and feeding
    • Network use
    • Hands-on fun!
  • 3. Research
    • Term papers, projects
    • Google Search
    • catalog.catlin.edu
  • 4. Network
    • Email subject experts
    • Connect with classmates to collaborate on projects via email, IM or discussion forums
  • 5. Create
    • Edit photos in Adobe Photoshop
    • Create Video presentations
    • Create Podcasts
    • Create Powerpoint Presentations
    • Create websites
  • 6. Experiment
    • Science probes on laptops
    • “What if?” variables using Excel
    • Exploring math concepts with Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • 7. FUN!
  • 8. Software Preloaded
    • iWork (owned by Catlin)
    • Inspiration (owned by Catlin)
    • Geometer’s Sketchpad (owned by Catlin)
    • Fathom (owned by Catlin)
    • MathType (owned by Catlin)
    • Symantec (owned by Catlin)
    • Microsoft Office (owned by you)
  • 9. www.catlin.edu inside.catlin.edu Moodle Drupal
  • 10. Computer Care and Feeding
  • 11. How Fragile? Avoid extremes - heat - cold - impact - pressure http://flickr.com/photos/zen/974023/
  • 12.  
  • 13. Physical Care Carry with two hands Close before carrying Avoid table edges Watch for projectiles http://flickr.com/photos/35977753@N00/531954398/
  • 14. Maximizing Battery Life Avoid extreme heat/cold Charge/discharge regularly Each battery has cycle limits (200-300 cycles) Only warranted 1 year
  • 15. Security
  • 16. Physical Security
    • Lock lockers
    • Keep laptop on you
    • Remove from car
    • Know your insurance coverage
    http://flickr.com/photos/philipbowman/140241853/
  • 17. Don’t leave laptops lying around!
  • 18.  
  • 19. Password Security
    • A good password is:
    • - easy to remember
    • - difficult to guess
    • - complex (4%D)l18
    • not written down!
    • 8 characters
    • - changed annually!
    http://www.uwgb.edu/sis/Images/password1.jpg
  • 20. Computer Security
    • Security icon in System Preference
    • Password protect screensaver
    • Logout after inactivity
    • File Vault (pros and cons)
  • 21. Virus and Spyware Infections Computer running normally? Antivirus running? Definitions up-to-date? Scan for spyware? Avoid suspicious links http://www.uwgb.edu/sis/Images/password1.jpg
  • 22. Internet Policy
  • 23. Plagiarism
    • Educational Fair Use
    • - for instruction
    • - small portion
    • - not used annually
    • - does not replace purchase
    • Cite, cite, cite!
    • Do not install limewire and other illegal software on your machines
    http://fairuse.stanford.edu / http://ikonexpress-uwm.com/images/copyright_symbol.bmp
  • 24. Confidentiality Email is like a postcard Do not assume privacy http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~evolve/images/emailIcon.png
  • 25. TIME TO OPEN YOUR LAPTOP BOX!!!