Introduction to year 9


1. Using the school network, correct settings
2. Printing and emailing
3. Using your Google Apps account
4. Mac shortcuts
5. Setting up a blog
6. The Ninja program (Black belt, Master)


1. Using the school network

  • Access to your P drive
  • Able to access, use your Google Apps account at BIS
  • Access the internet (home & school)

2. Printing & emailing

  • Ensure you have the correct print drivers installed (colour and black & white)
  • File Compression
  • CC/BCC
  • Attachments
  • Flagging
  • Priority
  • Subject
  • Address book
  • Contact groups

3. Google Apps


  • Signing in
  • Creating folders, uploading and organising your work
  • Sharing your work

4. Mac Shortcuts


Force quit
Command-Option-E
Cut File
Command-X
Copy File
Command-C
Paste File
Command-V
Undo/Redo
Command-Z
Find
Command-F
Spotlight Search
Command-Spacebar
Open Selected Item or File
Command-O
Print
Command-P
Save File (Application)
Command-S
Quit (Application)
Command-Q
Minimize Window
Command-M
Minimize All Windows
Option-Command-M
Close Window
Command-W
Close All Windows
Option-Command-W
New Finder Window
Option-Command-N
Change Finder Views
Command-1, Command-2, Command-3, Command-4
New Folder
Shift-Command-N
New Smart Folder
Option-Command-N
Rename Folder/File
Select Folder-Press Return or Enter
Select All
Command-A
Deselect All
Option-Command-A
Open Quicklook
Select File Then Tap Spacebar
Zoom In/Out (Quicklook)
Command-Plus Symbol (+) or Command-Minus Symbol (-)
Move File to Another Location
Command-Drag File
Copy File to Another Location
Option-Drag File
Send File to Trash
Command-Delete
Empty Trash
Command-Shift-Delete
Switch Open Applications
Command-Tab (Forward) Shift-Command-Tab (Backward)
Open Help
Command-Shift-?



5. Creating a Blog


What is a blog?
What makes a good blog?
What should your blog include?
What should you not include?

Setting up your blog using Blogger
Title - this must contain your preferred name. For example Vanessa's blog.
Address - your real first name and initial of your last name. For example vanessat
If at any time you are asked for an email address, use your school email address, not a personal one such as gmail.
All posts should include a suitable post title and you should always use appropriate labels. For example, any post for ICT should be saved with an ICT label. All posts for Music should be saved with a music label.


Your first post
Post your answers to the four questions above (what is a blog etc). You may wish to reference information, but do not copy and paste.
You may also wish to embed videos, upload relevant images.

How to Embed a Google Doc into your Blog posts




6. The Ninja Program



BIS Google Ninja Dojo An overview, plus a link to current results

Searches
As year 9 students, you will be expected to take the White Belt to start with, quickly progressing up to Green Belt and beyond.
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