Game: Walk Across the Room… Two lines – one on each side of the room No talking – just listen and either stay or walk – LET YOUR FEET DO THE TALKING Questions?
Walk Across the Room if… You like to play computer (or Wii/Xbox/etc) games You have an email account You have a Facebook page You wish you had a Facebook page You don’t care about Facebook You don’t know what a Nobi is You can’t wait to get your Nobi You have an older sibling at SPA You have a cell phone of your own You have an iPod or another MP3 player
Walk Across the Room if… You like to type You like to draw You like Cheetos You have a dog, cat, rabbit or other non-human furry critter at home You have used Windows 7 You think you might like tech class You know how to do a disk defrag You’re getting sick of walking across the room
You’re probably wondering… When do I get to use a Nobi? Can I install software? What if it breaks? Can I play games? What about homework? What’s the case like?
SPA Middle School SPA Middle School Technology expectations… Technology expectations…
Technology is a tool for learning. tool Remember! 1
The condition of the tech is responsibility. your your 2
Save your work properly. 3
Computers will be used under direction of an adult. 4
Print as directed by your teacher (and only when necessary). 5
Password management Remember, a password is like a toothbrush – don’t share!
You already know the AUP… Be respectful of others. Publish ethically. Use computers in a lawful manner. (Copyright) Communicate ethically. (Language & Content) Use the Internet responsibly.
You already know… Be responsible for your safety. Give priority to students doing academic work. Use the school’s network responsibly. Be a helpful, positive member of the school community.
10 Things to Know… Before You Start Doing Anything with A Laptop
1. Computers don’t get sick days. It’s expected that your computer will work every day for any class in which it is needed.
2. The dreaded drop… Shut your computer down before it goes in your case. Dropping will cause damage, even if you don’t see it right away. How hard drives work
3. May the force never be with you. Never force a port, cord, cable, or drive. If it doesn’t fit, it’s probably bent.
4. Super hero, yes. Indestructable, no. Use the bag you’re provided, but use common sense, too.
5. Your laptop doesn’t get hungry or thirsty; don’t feed it. Keep food and beverages out of spillable distance from your computer. Avoid foods that might leave particles or stain your computer.
6. The power trip… Be careful how and where you plug in your laptop. Choose a safe spot to charge – away from pets, siblings, vacuums, traffic.
7. Prevent laptop meltdown. Shut down your computer before it goes in your bag. Understand your power settings.
8. Don’t let your laptop leave home unexpectedly. Your computer belongs with you or in your locked locker. Let us know if you lose your name tag.
9. Be careful what you install. Read and think before you click. Don’t install anything; force quit if you have to. Read All The Screen
10. Wellnology tips… BACK UP - Backup your files regularly. ERGONOMICS – It shouldn’t hurt to use a laptop. PASSWORDS - Passwords are like toothbrushes – don’t share. COMMUNICATE - Never communicate electronically what should be said face-to-face. POSTING - Once it’s online, it doesn’t go away (even if you might think it does). BALANCE - Don’t allow your technology dominate your life!