Thursday, September 4, 2014

Laptops, iStation, Think Through Math...

Can it really be that the second week of school with the children is almost over? We are all still trying to get settled and into our routine for this year. As you do, here are a few things that you may want to take note:

 1. Be sure and check your MacAfee Spam Report daily because there will be important things from Pearson, Holt-Rinehart-Winston, Region X, iStation, etc. that could be very important to your work in the classroom. If it is a sender that you want to keep, then click on Allow for it to come into your inbox. This action will only need to be done once for you to continue to receive their notifications.

 2. 1st-5th grade teachers: Log onto the new MacBook Air laptops and click on Self Service. Login with your credentials. This login is now in small print on the right-hand sidebar.
  On the right-hand side under "Categories," click on Applications. Now click on the word INSTALL under the iStation icon. This will install it on the computers. Turn on iStation and choose your school's domain from the pull down menu. It will automatically update and restart. Now it is ready for the next use. Allow the computers to stay on for a while so that Adobe Flash Player update can be downloaded. Now your laptops will be ready for use! Please let me know by email if you have any laptops that will not turn on.

 3. i-Station: if you are using this before the flash update takes place, please use FireFox.

 4. Think Through Math - I know that you are waiting on your logins, but the students logins in 3rd-6th grade are their regular computer logins. I am trying to get you login cards, but you can use this page to get you by for now. Control click on the image and click Save Image. Then you can print them out.

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