Graduating Seniors and Moving your Documents

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CVHS Seniors

How to Move your Documents that are stored on your laptop

These are your personal documents that you may move from the CVSD laptop to a cloud storage area  if you would like to keep them for the  future.

  • Step  ONE Locate Documents on
    • C Drive (Local Disk)
  • Step  TWO Locate Documents on
    • your Network Drive (Firstname_lastname)
  • Step THREE
    • Move documents to DropBox, Box or a Personal Google Drive Account
  • Step Four
    • Your Google Drive Documents – Use the Google TAKE OUT tool to archive all documents.
    • This archive can be placed in a personal Google Account or a DropBox or a Box cloud storage account
  • Step Five
    • If you would like to move Your CV Wikispace – Please see below for information to Contact Wikispaces

More directions are listed below for each of the Steps

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Step  ONE Locate Documents on C Drive (Local Disk)

  • start button.PNGStart Menu
  • Computer
  • Local C: or This Computer
  • Locate the  — Users Folder
  • Locate Your Named Folder inside the Users Folder
  • and then look in the following locations for your any of your files
    • Desktop
    • Downloads
    • My Documents
    • My Music
    • My Pictures
    • My Videos

These are items you will want to move to an alternate location like Box, Drop Box or Google Drive

Step  TWO Locate Documents on your Network Drive (Firstname_lastname)

  • Then open your FirstName Last Name Folder and locate your files that are stored there.
  • Move all documents to one of the options below. DropBox, Box or Google Drive

Step Three – How to Move your Stored Documents into a Cloud Storage Location like Dropbox or Box or Google Drive

Choice A. DROP BOX

Create a Drop Box account with 3GB of Storage at dropbox.com

  • do NOT try to download the program to your CVSD laptop.
  • You can use it from the web version.

You will be able to upload 3 GB of storage space for free

Click the upload button and add the files you need to add to your dropbox account.

Choice B. BOX

Create a  Box.com account with 10 GB of Storage at Box.com

  • do NOT try download the program to your CVSD laptop.

  • You can use it from the web version.

You will be able to upload 10 GB of storage space for free

Click the upload button and add the files or folders you need to add to box.

Choice C. Google Drive

Step Four:  Migrate your data away from CVSD Google Drive to a personal Google Drive account

Google Drive accounts are available for anyone with a Gmail Account. Please create a Gmail account that is not on the CV Domain … So create a new Google Account or Use an exsiting Google Account that is not @conestogavalley.org account.

15GB free (to be shared across Google Drive, Gmail and Google + photos

1. Google Takeout – Create an Archive of your google DATA and move it out of CVSD.

https://www.google.com/settings/takeout

  • This will create an archive folder

  • Open the archive folder

  • Back up this archive to your new Google Account or a Box or DropBox account

 

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Step Five- Wikispaces

Wikispaces can copy your whole wiki for you:

  1. You will need to Create blank wikis that you would like to copy the existing wiki into.

  2. send us the URLs of all the new blank wikis, along with the URL of the master wiki you would like to copy. Be sure to indicate which is which. This email must come from the address associated with your Wikispaces account.

By default, we’ll copy all of your pages (including their full history), files, discussions, and tags. Let us know if you would not like all of these features to be copied. We will notify you when the wiki has been copied.

If you were not the creator of the original wiki, we will need to receive an email from the creator as well, granting you permission to copy their content.

Google New Menu Look

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Google has updated the Menu access with a new look for Google Apps including Google Drive and Google Calendar. We are used to the black menu bar that is usually across the top of any Google Application like this

Google has released a NEW MENU LOOK called the Google App Launcher. You will find it in your Google Applications like Google Calendar, Google Drive and Gmail. The new menu will look like this and will appear in the upper right corner of your screen near where you sign in.

OR if you use chrome you may see the colorful icon in your bookmark tool bar

When you click on this square icon you will see links to your Google Applications. If you do not currently see this new tool bar it will be released soon. So keep an eye open for the new look!

If you need to know more here is a YouTube video from the Google Gooru about the New App Launcher Navigation Menu for Google Accounts.

 

iGoogle Alternatives

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Are you desperately in need of an iGoogle Alternative for your home page? iGoogle will be discontinued at the end of this month as it keeps reminding users daily!

These are the options that I have found in my search for an alternative. MyYahoo looks and feels the closest to my iGoogle homepage but of course my favorite Google features like Picasa Photos albums, My Google Calendar, My Google Custom Search did not transfer to the Yahoo products. They are all still available from my Google Search Page just not from my Yahoo start page. MyYahoo was also had quick and easy to follow directions to get you started. igHome is an alternative that also looks like iGoogle.  If you are ready for a new look SymbalooEDU or Netvibes  might be the place for you! Check out the options below for the one that fits you best. At the end of this article are the “Where are my iGoogle Settings ? “directions!!

MyYahoo

http://my.yahoo.com/ click Sign in and choose the Google Option. You do not need a Yahoo account; you can use your google account to sign into My Yahoo.

You can import your iGoogle Settings into MyYahoo and your RSS Feeds will transfer. You may need to select new widgets for the Weather or other tools you enjoy.

igHOME

http://www.ighome.com/

is another tool that is very close to iGoogle and you can customize your RSS feeds and your widgets for your home page.

You can watch this video from Gene Tognetti which is posted on YouTube for how to transition to igHome. It is short and easy to follow!


SymbalooEDU

http://www.symbalooedu.com/

Why Symbaloo is an excellent iGoogle alternative link to their blog post with helpful information. You can import your iGoogle Bookmarks into Symbaloo and your iGoogle RSS feeds. You may need to select new widgets for the Weather or other tools you enjoy. You will have a different look for your page but it will function in the same way as an iGoogle Page. I use the SymbalooEDU tool rather than the Symbaloo regular homepage. Individual Accounts are Free in SymbalooEDU.

 

NetVibes


If you are switching from iGoogle, you can import your existing RSS Feeds into netvibes.

More information about exporting your RSS feeds into an Opml file can be found at:

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/07/export-igoogle-feeds-to-opml.html

This allow you to:

  • Access to Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com
  • Click on ‘Add content’
  • Click on ‘Add a feed’
  • Click on ‘Import’ link
  • Click the ‘Browse’ button
  • Find the file you just saved
  • Click ‘Import’

All your RSS feeds from iGoogle are now in your Netvibes page.

 Where are your iGoogle Settings?

Where are your iGoogle Settings to Export for these products?

  • On your iGoogle Home Page look for the Gear Settings Button.
  • Choose iGoogle Settings
  • At the bottom of the settings page you will find the EXPORT button.
  • the Export iGoogle Setting config will go to your Downloads folder.
  • You will need to IMPORT this file to your chosen product,
  • MyYahoo, SymbalooEDU or NetVibes

Getting Rid of Malware (Babylon and Delta)

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Many of you are experiencing trouble with malware. Please, always be careful where you click! If you would like to attempt to remove malware on your own, see instructions below.

  • RUN A SCAN
  1. Ctrl+Click Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then click on “Download Now” to download this program.
  2. When it finishes downloading, double click it to install.
  3. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you LEAVE both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked, UNCHECK Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO, then click on the Finish button.

  1. On the Scanner tab, select Perform FULL scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.

  1. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for malware as shown below.

  1. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Results.

  1. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.

  1. Restart Your computer.
  • UNINSTALL BABYLON
  1. Click the Start Menu and select Control Panel. The Control Panel window will open.

  1. In the Control Panel window click the Uninstall a program link under the Programs section.

  1. From the list of currently installed programs, select Babylon.
  2. To begin the uninstall, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.

  1. In the Babylon Uninstall Wizard that opens, click Uninstall and then follow the onscreen instructions.

  1. Repeat these steps to remove any other Babylon related software you may have, like Babylon Toolbar, Browser Manager or Browser Protection.
  • CHANGE HOMEPAGE BACK
  1. Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click the Tools menu and Internet Options
    3. In the general tab, type the URL of the web page that you want to be your home page or if you are currently on the page you wish to be set as your home page, click the Use Current button.
    4. Click Ok.
    5. The next time you open your browser it should open the page you entered.
  2. Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox
    2. Click the Tools menu and Options
    3. Under General and Home Page, type the URL of the web page you want to be your home page.
    4. Click Ok.
    5. The next time you open your browser it should open the page you entered.
  3. Chrome
    1. Open Chrome
    2. Click the Chrome menu icon  in the top-right corner of the screen.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Below On startup check the “Open a specific page or set of pages.”.
    5. Once checked click Set Pages.
    6. Enter URL of the page you wish to be set as your home page, Click OK.
    7. The next time you open your browser it should open the page you entered.

Staff and Substitute User Accounts

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For the past 2 years we have had an automated process in place to create student windows accounts and folders as soon as a student has been registered and enrolled in the district. This system has been very successful and allows for students to have their log in and accounts ready for them and their teachers when the start school. This summer we configured an automated process to allow a similar thing to happen for staff members. The process is a little more complex because, beyond log ins and home folders teachers need emails and access to shared network folders. They also need access to Sapphire, OnHand Schools, Aesop, MyLearningPlan, etc. We needed to identify an authoritative source for these staff data changes to take place. At first we used our payroll system, but due to character limitations and a few other quirks we learned we needed to find a different database source. Because we used the payroll database initially you may have seen some of the display names show up different than usual. For example Christophe Smith, not Christopher. With the setup of a new staff database these issues should now be resolved. If you still have an issue with your display name please email our Superintendents secretary Angie Boettcher to request your change. Additional information added below here on 11/14/2013 Here is how Full and Part time Staff accounts are created at CVSD Every Wednesday Angie Boettcher will be updating the CV Staff master file with any new or changed information submitted to her by board approved superintendent reports, name change forms, or email requests from staff.  She will also create their MyLearningPlan and Aesop/Veritime accounts. At 4PM that Wednesday our identity management server will process these changes and update/create accounts in the following systems.

  • Exchange server (email) – including “CV Building List” and “CV Group” under the global address list. This means the groups in Outlook will be as accurate as the info on the CV Master File.
  • Sapphire – creates their staff and user account
  • CV Google Apps
  • Active Directory (windows login) – creates the file server and policies for the building they have listed as their main building
    • This account will also create accounts in the following tools once the user has logged in to them the first time.
      • Wikispaces, Moodle, Atomic Learning, CV Blog, CV Cloud, and HelpDesk, Safari Montage

Every Thursday morning we will create/update accounts to the following systems where the user’s roles deem it necessary.

  • Sapphire security rights and access – Chris Smith
  • PA ETEP – Dr. Mann
  • On Hand Schools – Dr. Mann
  • MyLearningPlan –
  • Aesop –

The following accounts will require the teacher or an administrator to contact the individual listed next to the tool to have an account created.

Here is how Substitute accounts are created at CVSD.

  • Daily Subs- use generic windows log in accounts created for each building that provide them access to a computer, the network/internet and a sub folder. Credentials are listed on id badge they get from the office each day. The do not get any Sapphire access.
  • Daily Nurse Subs – use a windows and Sapphire account created after board approval and upon a helpdesk ticket created by the nurse coordinator. The nurse coordinator applies the appropriate access rights in Sapphire to the daily sub on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Short term subs (~10+ days, but not assigning final grades) – use generic windows log in accounts created for each building that provide them access to a computer, the network/internet and a sub folder. Credentials are listed on id badge they get from the office each day. They use the main teachers sapphire account, but not their password. The teachers password is reset to a generic password while the short term site is here. Short term subs need to be communicated to the tech services department via a helpdesk ticket.
  • Long Term Subs (assigning final grades) – These accounts are created the same as our full and par-time staff accounts are created. The process is mentioned above

This process will save time for our clerical and tech staff and get our staff members set up and running much faster than we were able to in the past. As we continue to connect more resources to your windows login account so that you have single sign on capabilities it is imperative that you keep your passwords secure, complex, updated and do not share them with anyone other than tech services staff.

Change is in the Air

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Sometimes big changes are so subtle they’re hardly noticed. That’s probably the way it will be with the migration from elementary schools being 100% hardwired to elementary schools completely covered by wireless access.

Although the migration started in a small way before last year, it was in the 2012-2013 school year that significant areas in each elementary school were setup for wireless. Then this summer, numerous access points were added, giving wireless capabilities to all regular classroom areas as well as most other areas in each school.

This movement isn’t done yet, though. The tech department’s goal is to have each school completely covered, including a great deal of overlapping signal. This project should be completed by the time teachers and students return for the 2013-2014 school year.

Over the summer in addition to installing more wireless access points, old switches that the access points are connected to, have been replaced by smarter switches, ones which allow for ten times the data transfer speeds and can give technicians a ton of information about how well they are working.This will make troubleshooting much faster. This will improve even more as all non-smart access points will probably have been replaced by smart ones by the time school begins.

Apparently there is such a thing as no-stress change, especially when the change is in the air.

Atomic Learning Gets a New Look!

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Searching for your specific video tutorial just became easier!

Check out this SHORT video to see all of the new features.

http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/movie/75829/play_window?sid=2218&type=Tutorial

Safari Montage Player

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“The use of rich digital media, like video, has become critically important for supporting the instructional needs of visual learners today. In fact, most educators use digital visual resources in their classrooms on a regular basis. Developed specifically for K-12 educators and for use with the SAFARI Montage system, the SAFARI Montage Media Player allows teachers to better use their digital video through functionality not available in other players. These tools maximize the instructional value of digital resources and potential impact on student learning and retention.” From website

Safari Montage is available to teachers inside the district and in addition Safari Montage is offering “Content from home” from now until December 31, 2012 as a trial for IU#13 Teachers. For teachers this means you can access Safari Montage at home during the trial period not just at school to assist you with your planning and preparing for your curriculum and lessons. And if many teachers utilize the “Content at home” feature during the trial period then the IU#13 will consider purchasing these rights for the future use of this product. This is a much requested feature that has previously been unavailable to us.

Content that is available from Safari Montage includes videos from PBS, Library Video Company, Schlessinger Media, School House Rock, Disney Education Productions, Magic School Bus, National Geographic, NASA , Bill Nye the Science Guy, History Channel,  Reading Rainbow, BBC Shakespeare, Bio. the Biography Channel, and Weston Woods are just a few of the video publishers in Safari Montage services.

Publishers maintain their rights to the videos while you can stream the video content to your classroom.  This does mean you cannot download the videos to your machine but you can play them in class. This feature of Digital Rights Management is the key to Safari’s success with video publishers.

Remember Safari Montage is a video resource, so your web browser will need to be up-to-date and you will need the latest Safari Montage Media Player. Safari Montage currently supports Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers but is moving toward HTML5 implementation next year.

Directions :

  • You can access Safari Montage from the CV Staff page and using your log in credentials to access the service. Through your account you can save links and create playlist for videos you would like to use later.
  • When you are logged in to Safari Montage
  •  Select HELP in the tool bar across the top
  • then on the left menu choose the Browsers and Plug In link
  •  If you have a Window 7 machine you will need to download the Safari Montage Media Player version 5.4.9 for Windows 7.

Safaru Plugins

 

  • The program will download to your machine as a file
  • and you will need to  click on the file to install
  • and restart your web browser

Troubleshooting Tips: Try a different web browser and keep your web browser and plug ins like Java, Flash, Adobe and Quicktime up to date!

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Atomic Learning iPad App or CV Website

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The Atomic Learning iPad app is now available for free download in the iTunes Store.  The link below will get you there. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/atomic-learning/id556363952?ls=1&mt=8

Steps to follow:

  1.  Go to the Atomic Learning iPad App
  2. Click login
  3. Enter your user name (same as your windows login)
  4. Enter your password (same as your windows login)
  5. Click “Advanced”
  6. Enter the Realm Name:  cvsd
  7. Tap “Go”

 

 

Or you can access Atomic Learning from our CV Faculty/Staff, Student or Parent Website. Search the Atomic Learning Database for Suggested Workshops, Suggested Projects or Suggested Tutorials for your professional development opportunities.

To review the video on how to find tutorials and use the Atomic Learning Interface please view this Tutorial Video.  Remember to log into Atomic Learning before clicking on the Tutorial Video link.

 

In the module Browse Available Training and Projects, you can select a tab across the top row for Suggested  Spotlights, Workshops, Projects or Tutorials!

Workshops are topic based and look at several tools that can be used in the classroom. Some of the workshop topics  include, Adapting a 21st Century Skills Project to the Classroom, APA Research Paper Basics, Internet Safety Workshop, and Netbooks in the Classroom.

Projects include lesson plans that can be adapted for your classroom based on the tool you would like students to utilize.

Tutorials are for specific tools and will focus on how to get started to very advanced. When you search for Excel you will find 11 versions of Excel and every type of training from Intro to Statistical Analysis Training.

Spotlights are often newer training modules !

 


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