5 Things You Can Do With Your Chromebook

1. Work Offline

If you go into your settings for Docs or Slides, you can choose to work offline as well as online. There are also apps you can add that have offline capabilities.

2. Skype

Using web.skype.com, you can sign into your account and use it as you normally would.

3. Run Android Apps

Simply go to the Google Play Store and search for your desired app. Only Chromebook-compatible apps will appear.

4. Edit Photos and Videos

There is a built in photo editor for basic editing, or you can find apps like befunky in the Google Play Store.

5. Listen to iTunes

Import your iTunes library into Google Play Music, then simply listen to your favorite tunes!

 

Chromebook shortcuts

Here are a couple graphics for shortcuts for the Chromebook, and a way to make the search key the caps lock key!

to create a caps lock key permanently, or until you don't need it anymore, you can: press alt+ search

OR if you want a caps lock key, you can visit your chromebook's settings page (chrome://settings), then click keyboard settings

Have a great week!

Acceptable Use Policy

The Acceptable Use of Technology Policy outlines the do's and don'ts of technology usage here at Holy Cross.  It is strongly advised that Parents and Students read and understand the policy before signing it. If you have questions, you may certainly contact me through email or in person, and we can go over it. Infractions of the AUP can result in a loss of technology for the student or suspension of their student account. 

If a Middle school student has an account suspension, then it will be the student's sole responsibility to get any and all information from Schoology or other websites the teacher is using for class. The teacher will not create offline resources due to infractions. Students need to be responsible for their on and offline behaviors. 

The Acceptable Use of Technology policy:

http://holycrossdover.org/multimedia/teachers-1/mrs-kathryn-williams-1/834-student-acceptable-use-of-technology-policy/file

Cyberbully Awareness Month

October is Bully and CyberBully Month.. In class over the next few weeks we will be discussing Cyberbullying, how one is cyber bullied, and what one can do about it. We will also explore the website www.poptropica.com so students can see what a safe gaming environment looks like. Here is a link to the Parent's page of Poptropica.

No personal information is asked of the children.
It is a social game, so the students can 'chat' with each other, but the chats are scripted. Children are not allowed to enter in their own text, so bullying is not an option. 
I want them to be able to experience a safe gaming world, if they are gaming, they will know what to look for to know if it is a safe site or not.  
Please contact me if you have any questions.
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Thanks!!