Introduction


After you finish this unit, you will be assessed on many of the skills below by means of a practical test. Click here for the assessment rubric or download from the bottom of the page.

File management and introduction to the School Network


Objectives:
  • To better understand your Mac and be aware of some shortcuts
  • To understand what settings you should be using at school
  • To create a folder structure and be able to add, edit, delete and copy folders
  • To use suitable file names
  • To know what you should and should not do on your laptops/network/internet. BIS responsible user agreement
  • To create a secure password for use on the school network/ your laptop
  • To understand why a secure password should be used



Useful resources (especially for teaching) on managing passwords
http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/safetysecurity/lessons/9-12/managing_passwords/

Test the strength of your password
https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx




Using Email and Printing


Objectives:
  • File Compression
  • CC/BCC
  • Attachments
  • Flagging
  • Priority
  • Subject
  • Address book
  • Contact groups
  • Printing and printing preferences

Google Apps Account


Objectives:

  • To access your account and create a suitable password
  • To use Google Drive to save and share work

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-?
Screen Shot (whole screen)
Shift- Command - 3
Screen Shot (select area)
Shift - Command -4


Blogging

Step 1: Brainstorm - blogging

A Google Doc has been shared with you "Blogging". Access your Google Apps account - google.com/a/bisphuket.ac.th
Access Drive and click Shared with me. You teacher will allocate you a question to work on.

Example blogs

National Geographic kids blog
Movie Blog
BBC blogs

Step 2: Setting up your blog using Blogger. Help

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.

Step 3: Your first post

Post your answers to the four questions from the Google Doc you created earlier.
You may also wish to embed videos, upload relevant images.
Some of you might find it easier to copy / paste the information from the Google Doc, others might prefer to create a new Google Doc and embed into the post (see video tutorial link below)



How do I?

Check the video tutorials on this page.

You will find help on;



End of unit revision exercise






Introduction - assessment rubric





Ninja training (white and green belt)


Google Ninja Training and assessment

How to reference? What is referencing?