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LS Mid-Term 1

part of RWG, PC Take Home & Downloading Media Notes

Legal ways to download media pay for media form a legitimate company like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play download freeware media from a trusted site
Burning copies of DVD/CD’s copyright of DVD/CD purchase gives you rights for private use only this means you can make a digital version as long as you keep the digital and original versions of the media
Is Karaoke legal? yes, it is okay because the karaoke company is following copyright laws and are the ones ultimately responsible, not you
using songs in movies you can use a song in a personal or private movie for school or personal use (private showing) You cannot use a song in a movie if you plan to post it online (like on YouTube) for public viewing without getting the copyright owners permission
P2P P2P is a Peer to Peer network this is when users connect with other uses to share media
Torrent is a collection of computers that is used to download big files (usually media like music and movies) much faster than normal uploading or downloading
Are P2P and Torrents Legal? P2P sites and torrents are not illegal but how people use them are usually illegal generally people use these services to illegally download media from other users on the internet
Downloading music from YouTube using a YouTube downloader/converter is illegal because you are not purchasing a copyrighted media and breaking copyright laws
Consequences for downloading music illegally Criminal penalties: up to 5 years in prison up to $250,000.00 in fines Civil penalties: legal fees and damages into the thousands lowest penalty is $750 per song
Tablet computer a Convertible laptop computer that uses a digital pen to ink can also be used as a regular laptop computer
Tablet care - cases must use your computer case in school and to/from home to protect your computer as much as possible
Tablet care - cleaning do not use any cleaning products on the screen; simply clean with cotton material like a t-shirt with a little/tiny bit of water when the computer is turned off
Tablet care - where is your computer computers should be in your lockers during lunch make sure to only touch your own computer including tablet pen
Safety of tablet computer you must have your computer with you at all times during school day or it must be locked in your laptop locker do not leave laying in classrooms or commons areas
safety of tablet computers at sporting events if you are in a sport, DO NOT take your tablet with you unless there is a trusted adult (parent, teacher) who is willing to watch your computer while you play your sport/game
Tablet Rules - software no installing of software without talking to Ms Garza first
Tablet Rules - viruses especially never will be allowed to install Limewire, Frostwire, or any software with the word “Torrent” in it; these programs are full of viruses and spyware which is bad for your computer
Tablet Rules - screensavers Never download screensavers; they are full of viruses and spyware. Use Bubbles instead
Tablet Rules - web browser software Printer, IM (including Skype), web browser software are all allowed
Tablet Rules - blocked sites Facebook, MySpace and other blocked sites at school are not blocked at home but it is up to your parents/guardians if you should be going to them
Tablet Rules - behavior Remember if your online behavior at home affects life at school in a bad way, there may be consequences at school
School Hours School hours are: 8:30 am to 3:20pm
Tablet Rules DURING SCHOOL HOURS no games of any kind no music or videos should be played on your computer unless it is required for that particular class including use of your web cam no IM’ing or video chatting during school hours EDUCATIONAL purpose, not RECREATIONAL
Daily Tech Points for Ms Garza you will earn 5 points for coming to class prepared with your computer case (with computer in it) computer computer was charged and ready to be used and you didn’t have to be reminded to get your tablet from your locker
OneNote a digital “trapper keeper” or portfolio your documents
Benefits of OneNote automatically saves as you work you can send any document from any program into OneNote you can Ink or type information into OneNote
Lasso Tool in OneNote allows you to select ink to move, resize, or convert to typed text
Audio Notes in OneNote allow you to record voices into your notes so that you can listen to them later
Video Notes in OneNote allow you to record video via your webcam into your notes
Rules for Audio and Video Notes in OneNote must have permission of anyone you record (other than yourself) should generally not be done in classes more of a home use tool #1 rule for using a webcam: You must wear clothes
Windows Updates - microsoft “fixes” to Microsoft software for Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office
Windows Updates updates are fixes to newly discovered problems from Microsoft program should be done regularly (at least once every couple of weeks) to keep your computer in good working order
Lenovo System Updates - ThinkVantage “fixes” to Lenovo software on your computer ThinkVantage is the name for all Lenovo software
Lenovo System Updates updates are fixes to newly discovered problems from Lenovo program must be done after you do your Windows Updates to keep your computer up-to-date (at least once every couple of weeks)
Web browsers the program that surfs the internet on your computer common web browsers are: Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari
Desktop wallpaper rules - images no weapons of any kind except light sabers no blood or gore no disturbing images (like scary clowns!) bodies in pictures must have clothing covering t-shirt and shorts areas of the body
Desktop wallpaper rules - changes no drug or alcohol references if a teacher asks you to change the background you must immediately change it without question or argument
Backing up documents you are responsible to back up your files on a regular basis you can back up your documents to: USB pen SD Card Google Docs external HD
Replacement Parts of computers Tablet Pen = $50.00 Power Cord = $60.00 battery=$170.00
Saving Battery best way to save your battery is to reduce screen brightness
Assistive technology Technology that is available to assist individuals to participate in activities As independently as possible
TextHelp Button & Anchor Toolbar selection Toolbar colors, Options General Options Video Tuturials Closing RWG Undocking toolbar from current location
Spellchecker Tool phonetic spell check tool Can listen to and read each word with Reading Tools Can listen to and read each definition to make a better choice during spell checking
Word Prediction Tool Similar to T9/text prediction on cell phones Predicts the word you want to type based on the first letters you type in Predicts words phonetically can click on word you want or use F1-F12 keys on keyboard
Word Prediction - Ear Symbol Words with ear symbol mean that it is a homophone or other confusable word so make sure you are using the correct word
Dictionary Tool Can choose from Basic, Advanced or Web dictionaries to use Select a word then click the dictionary icon to see a definition of the word You can listen to the definitions with the Play button on the Reading tool Clicking on a definition will show you
Dictionary Tool - Related Words Possible related words like a thesaurus
Picture Dictionary Tool Select a word then click on the picture dictionary icon to see a visual representation of the word in the corner of your screen You can double click on any picture to add it to your Word document
Word Wizard The Word Wizard takes you on a tour of a specific word Select a word then click on the Word Wizard and it will show you Definition Part of speech opposites similar words parts of a complex word related words (aka synonyms/antonyms)
Sounds Like and Confusable Words Tool aka the ears or the triplets (Ms. Garza's name for this tool) great proofreader great proofreader for words often confused (homophones, homonyms, antonyms, synonyms, common typo errors and other confusable words)
Verb Checker The Verb Checker is a little tool to allow you to see how a verb should be Conjugated Click the icon Type in a verb Choose when it takes place (past, present, future)
Verb Checker - Documents See the conjugations and will change in your current Word or Google Doc, doesn't proofread your document for correct verb usage
Calculator Tool This is a talking calculator, there are 4 math tools on the Calculator tool
Calculator Tool - Scientific Calculator works as normal calculator except it reads aloud the operation/equation and answer, has Audit trail to copy and paste into Word or Google Docs, not a graphing calculator
Calculator Tool - Evaluate in Document Select an operation/equation in Word/Google Docs and click on Evaluate in Document and it automatically gives you the answer
Calculator Tool - Convert select a number and select the correct Conversion method to automatically convert a number (length, mass,velocity, time, temperature and volume)
Reading Tools / Text to Speech Tools will read digital text
Screenshot Reader allows you to read inaccessible text
Speechmaker allows you to convert selected text into a sound file such as MP3
Daisy Reader reads daisy books (books in specific format for the blind)
Pronunciation Tutor words are pronounced and syllables displayed
Scan Tool makes OCR documents readable with Read & Write Gold or other assistive technology software
Fact Finder Tool shortcut to do quick web search directly from RWG toolbar
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