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Welcome to Laptop Orientation!
Tonight’s Agenda <ul><li>How we use laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Basic laptop care and feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Network use ...
Research <ul><li>Term papers, projects </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>catalog.catlin.edu </li></ul>
Network <ul><li>Email subject experts </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with classmates to collaborate on projects via email, IM o...
Create <ul><li>Edit photos in Adobe Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Create Video presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Create Podcas...
Experiment <ul><li>Science probes on laptops </li></ul><ul><li>“What if?” variables using Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Explorin...
FUN!
Software Preloaded <ul><li>iWork (owned by Catlin) </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration (owned by Catlin) </li></ul><ul><li>Geome...
www.catlin.edu inside.catlin.edu Moodle Drupal
Computer Care and Feeding
How Fragile? Avoid extremes - heat - cold - impact - pressure http://flickr.com/photos/zen/974023/
 
Physical Care Carry with two hands Close before carrying Avoid table edges Watch for projectiles http://flickr.com/photos/...
Maximizing Battery Life Avoid extreme heat/cold Charge/discharge regularly Each battery has cycle limits (200-300 cycles) ...
Security
Physical Security <ul><li>Lock lockers </li></ul><ul><li>Keep laptop on you </li></ul><ul><li>Remove from car </li></ul><u...
Don’t leave laptops lying around!
 
Password Security <ul><li>A good password is: </li></ul><ul><li>- easy to remember </li></ul><ul><li>- difficult to guess ...
Computer Security <ul><li>Security icon in System Preference </li></ul><ul><li>Password protect screensaver </li></ul><ul>...
Virus and Spyware Infections Computer running normally? Antivirus running? Definitions up-to-date? Scan for spyware? Avoid...
Internet Policy
Plagiarism <ul><li>Educational Fair Use </li></ul><ul><li>- for instruction </li></ul><ul><li>- small portion </li></ul><u...
Confidentiality Email is like a postcard Do not assume privacy http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~evolve/images/emailIcon.png
TIME TO OPEN YOUR LAPTOP BOX!!!
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Student Laptop Orientation

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

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Student Laptop Orientation

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

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