Bits and Bytes

Bits and Bytes(Good User Info)

  • Do not put papers or other objects on top of the laptop keyboards (the touchscreens are thin and any metal objects, eg., paperclips, staples, etc., attached to the paperwork may crack the screen if the lid is inadvertently closed.
  • If you receive an email requesting that you call a telephone number or click a link to remove spam/viruses-Do Not Call This Number or click the link!! It is a SCAM! Please delete the email.
  • While on the Internet, if you receive a message from ‘Microsoft’ that you have a virus and are prompted to either call a number or click a box to remove the virus-DO NOT CALL OR CLICK!!.  Power off  your computer and contact the KCSD Technology Department immediately!!
  • If you see a small rectangular box appear at the top right-hand corner of the desktop indicating that updates are available, it is advisable to restart the laptop and let the updates install.
  • It is recommended that you reboot (restart) your laptop at least once per week.
  • If your laptop starts acting ‘a little possessed’, let us know via a work order. We will perform an exorcism and get it acting normally again.
  • Please do not put stickers on your laptop. Remember, the laptops are District  Property and should be properly maintained while in your possession. Also, do not put sticky notes containing your passwords on the laptop.
  • If you can’t see the same display on your Smartboard or Polyvision board that you are projecting via your laptop, simultaneously press the Windows +P keys and select the‘Duplicate’ box on the right-hand menu.

windows key4       +  p key3      then     duplicate2

  • On occasion, when working on a laptop, members of the Tech Dept. may inadvertently forget (yes, we are human) to log out from our administrator account. So, if your log-in screen shows an ‘x’ as the last user, simply reboot the laptop. Then select ‘Other User’ and log in normally.
For Better Student Laptop Performance….
  • Document and assign students the same computer to use whenever possible. This will save a lot of time with student logins.
  • Students MUST SAVE to the Network and MUST LOGOUT after every use.
  • Laptops should be rebooted, (powered off) at least once a week if not daily.
  • Teachers should check each laptop for damage after each use and report any damage, also noting which student was using the laptop.
  • Designate a staff member to be a Cart Manager to assure all the laptops have been returned, are plugged in and the cart secured at the end of each day.
  • Be sure that the cart is plugged in and ALL laptops are charging after use.
  • Safety Note: Please do not allow students to move laptop carts from classroom to clasroom. Cart transfer should be done by staff only.