Managing Your Technology Resources

As we begin this course, you will be introduced to a variety of technologies that are available for your use.  These technologies will help you to organize and manage your work, improve communication with peers, team members and your teacher.  These technologies can also help increase your efficiency and quality of work.  With all these benefits come a few responsibilities on your part. 
 
A few things to keep in mind about appropriate use:
  • Your work, your words, your images, (those included in your school network and Google accounts, and emails) are a reflection upon you.  Choose carefully.
  • Your emails are archived (saved for years).  Deleting your emails does not delete them.
  • Your school network, Google account, and Email are for school use only and are monitored by school officials and filtering technologies.
  • Read through the Gilford School District Acceptable Use Policy to learn more about the guidelines you must follow when using school technology resources.  
  • If you have questions about appropriate use of GHS technology resources, ask me. 
     

Accessing School Documents, School Email, and Teacher Class Sites from Home:

  • You can access your Gilford Google Drive documents, school email, and GHS teacher sites, 24/7 from any internet connections.  Simply go to Google and log in with your sau73 user name and password.
SAVE, SAVE, SAVE - and did I mention SAVE ALL your documents for this class!
  • Be sure that you save ALL documents for Information Processing!  As part of your final exam, you will create an electronic portfolio showcasing ALL of the work your created and developed.  It is also important that you SAVE all documents and projects using the file name that I provide to you.  This will save you much time and many headaches!
Passwords and Access:  Use CAUTION!
  • Do not share your passwords to accounts, software programs, websites, etc. with anyone!  Remember, your accounts are your responsibility.  When you share passwords with others, you risk having to take responsibility for their actions. 
  • Choose passwords that are strong.  Be sure to include letter, number, uppercase, lowercase combinations.  Avoid passwords that are easy to guess (Ex:  password1, qwerty, your birthdate, your name, your pet's name, etc.) Be sure that you choose a combination of keystrokes that you can easily remember. 
  • Check out this video by Common Craft on creating secure passwords.