At Mater Christi we have a 1:1 Technology policy and students are encouraged to use and develop their skills in this area.
This page has a collection of expectations when students are using their laptops to ensure that it is a positive environment.
All Year 9s MacBooks will have the following applications pushed out to them:
The Following Applications will be available for download on Self Service:
The easiest way to do backups is to do them at least weekly. Having multiple copies of the same piece of work is one way of creating backups that might save your sanity if something happens to your laptop. The important thing is to make it a habit.
Students are asked to charge their laptops at home every night. Make this a part of your pre-bed routine.
No powerpacks will be permitted at school or in classrooms (OHS issue). Students can charge their laptops at the secure charging tower in the Learning Commons.
Students are asked to be mindful of their power usage throughout the day:
If your laptop is not cooperating, then your first step should be to document what the problem is. Write it down! What were you doing? What should it have done? And then take a screen shot of what the error message was. Command+Control+3
The more information you can provide ICT Services or your teachers, the easier it will be for them to diagnose and solve your problem.
ICTServices@materchristi.edu.au are happy to receive emails with Questions and requests for password resets.
One of the advantages of composing work on a laptop is that if you can type as fast as you can think, then you can easily transcribe your thoughts into an electronic environment. Ideally, you would want to do this with minimal error.
There are lots of web sites that can measure your typing speed: Speed Typing Online is just one of them.
If you want to increase your typing speed, then 10 minutes of lessons a day will help you to become proficient in this skill.
A template is a sample document that has already some details in place.
In the case of school work, your template might have your name already written on it, or the page numbers or perhaps a date. You can make as many template documents as you want, it is quite easy and it will save you from forgetting to put important details into your documents that you sometimes forget.
Create a template with your name and Tutor group that you can use every time a teacher asks you to word process a document.
Are you up for a challenge?
Your electronic folders should be organised to suit the subjects you are studying.
Ask your subject teacher to show you ideas on how to organise files for specific subjects. Consider organising both your virtual and physical books and files in the same way. For example: You can colour code your electronic folders to match your physical folders.
Each piece of work should have the following information:
Don't be surprised if your teacher refuses to correct your work if your name is not on your work.
A quick print can be achieved via Followme Printer (Default Double Sided).
A custom print can be achieved by printing to a specific printer (For example: The Learning Commons Printers LC-1, LC-2) and checking all the settings.
Use your student number and pin number to release your job at the printer.
Hold for Authentication
If your laptop isn't printing, look to see if the print job is "Holding for Authentication". This means that you have to re-enter in your student number and password.
A shortcut is a quick way of doing something on a keyboard.
What other shortcuts can you use to make your life easier?