Apple Devices - American International School Chennai

Apple Devices - American International School Chennai
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Table of Contents
Mission4
Warranty and Insurance
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Vision for an AISC Learner
Must Have Accessories
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Introduction6
Configuring Your Technology
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Bringing-Your-Own-Technology7
Connect to the Internet
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Why Bring-Your-Own-Technology?
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Install Google Chrome20
Ensuring Success
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Configure Chrome on Your Laptop
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What Kind of BYOT program do we have?
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Download Required Free Software
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BYOT Device Guidelines
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Essential Chrome Apps
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Buyer’s Guide
12
Chrome Extensions
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What do our students say about their devices?
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Configuring Firefox
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Elementary School Buyer’s Guide
15
Cloud Storage
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Middle School & High School Buyer’s Guide
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Printing28
Where to Buy a Device
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Your BYOT Survival Guide
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Table of Contents Contd...
Core Cloud Tools
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Maintaining your Windows PC
44
Google Apps
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Windows Update
45
Edmodo32
Battery Maintenance
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Powerschool Learning
33
Get Support
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Free Productivity Tools for Both Mac and PC
35
Parenting the iGeneration
48
Free Productivity Apps for the iPad
35
Creating a Home Media Agreement
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Additional Productivity Tools for Laptops We Recommend36
Parental Controls What to do when all else fails 51
Pre-Installed Productivity Tools for Mac
37
Microsoft Windows Family Safety
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Image Editing Tools We Recommend
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Parental Controls on Your Mac Laptop 53
Video and Sound Editing Tools
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Parental Controls on Your ipad 54
Elementary School Recommended Apps
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Restrictions 54
Installing and Managing Apps
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Maintaining Your Mac Laptop
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Maintaining Your iPad
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OUR MISSION
TOGETHER
WE INSPIRE A LOVE OF LEARNING,
EMPOWERING ALL STUDENTS WITH THE
COURAGE
,
CONFIDENCE ,
CREATIVITY
AND
COMPASSION
TO MAKE THEIR UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION
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IN A DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORLD.
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We show courage by taking action and inspiring others to serve and contribute positively to our interconnected
Leaders
Collaborators
world. Leaders develop a vision, plan appropriately, and work collaboratively to achieve results.
We develop a deeper understanding by listening carefully to others’ perspectives and confidently articulating
Vision for an AISC Learner
Collaborators personal viewpoints in the pursuit of common goals.
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Innovators
We approach uncertainty with confidence, designing novel solutions in the face of challenges or change.
Innovators are creative, resourceful, open-minded and resilient, seeking new perspectives through inquiry, trial,
error and feedback.
Explorers
We investigate new interests with curiosity, inquiring with purpose, and seeking deeper understanding and
fulfillment through our independent pursuits.
Thinkers
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We
exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical, data-informed decisions.
Ethical
We show responsibility for our choices and consider their effects on ourselves, others, and the environment.
We act on our principles and ideals because we value the dignity of others.
Versatile
We adapt to changing circumstances, balancing our commitments and showing courage as we take on new
challenges. We seek new opportunities for learning, growth, and renewal.
Empathetic
We appreciate our own cultures and personal histories while respecting the values and traditions of others,
believing each person has equal intrinsic value. We are sensitive to the needs of others and show compassion by
making positive contributions to our local and global communities and the environment.
Resilient
We demonstrate on-going commitment to our endeavors by learning from our successes and failures in the
positive pursuit of our objectives, goals, aspirations, and dreams. We practice patience and persistence in all
situations, especially when they are challenging or uncomfortable.
Reflective
We pause to think about our goals, learning, and growth in order to develop and sustain our creativity and lifelong
learning. We review and examine our own ideas and experiences in relation to the world and consider our
interdependence and impact on others.
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Introduction
The American International School Chennai is delighted to welcome you to its Bring-YourOwn-Technology (BYOT) program. We have strategically chosen the word “technology”
instead of “device” as we hope that students will continue to add to their technology toolkit
for learning as they grow with the program.
At a minimum, all students in grades 3-12 will need one primary device that provides access
to all of our core software services and provides a level of productivity appropriate for the
section level. This book will help families choose that device and configure it for learning at
AISC.
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Bringing-Your-Own-Technology
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Why Bring-Your-Own-Technology?
Bring-Your-Own-Technology (BYOT) is a model of
technology access where home and school collaborate
to extend students’ existing use of digital devices into
school as learning tools. BYOT affords stakeholders
• Greater personalisation of
teaching and learning to
maximize the potential of
each child.
• Blurring the home-school
divide with use of
technologies for learning
both inside and outside the school.
• Respect, trust, and responsibility associated
with personal ownership.
• Innovation through the use of multiple
technologies with students and teachers
choosing and using their preferred
technologies.
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• Use of market forces – and not IT experts
– to keep personal technologies current.
Ensuring Success
School
Home
To support student learning with BYOT it is To support student learning with BYOT it is
helpful for the school to
helpful for families to
See computer use as an extension of home use See home use as an extension of school use while
with clear classroom rules and guidelines.
respecting household rules and guidelines.
Communicate effectively about student learning Set and follow routines for charging, maintenance,
using a learning management system (LMS).
and care of personal devices.
Provide adequate support and maintenance Follow-up with maintenance and repair to ensure
to ensure students are not without access to child is not without access to technology at school.
technology.
Have regular dialogue with children about
Conduct regular dialogue with parents about technology use at home and attend technology
technology use at home and school.
trainings.
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What Kind of BYOT program do we have?
There are many different 1-1 models in use by thousands of schools
worldwide. Some schools mandate a certain device or operating system
and impose restrictions on downloading new programs or customizing
the device. Other schools decide to have fewer restrictions and allow
any type of device including mobile phones. The 1-1 program AISC
has chosen represents a balance between these two approaches.
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Device
Considerations
All of the tools students need
to take advantage of digital
learning environments can be
accessed through a browser,
with
free
open-source
software, or with free or
inexpensive iPad apps. This
reality is why we are able to
support multiple operating
systems and form factors. To
ensure we can adequately
support your childs learning
with his or her technology,
however, we must limit
devices to Windows, Mac,
or iOS operating systems.
After this, the most important
specifications to consider are
performance and battery life.
BYOT Device Guidelines
Approved Devices for Grades 3 - 5
Minimum Specifications
Full-Feature Laptop
•Mac, Windows or iOS (English)
iPad + Keyboard
Required Grade Levels
Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all
students in grades 3-12 will be required
to bring their own computing device
to school that meets the specifications
provided in this section.
•4 hours battery life
•12” screen (10” for iPad only)
•100 Gb storage (32 for iPad)
•1.8 GHz processor
Ultrabook
•2Gb Ram for laptops
•Webcam Microphone
•English language OS available
•802.11n Wifi
What to buy?
Before purchasing a device for your child,
please take note of the range of devices
IT will support at school. Members of our
teacher, parent, student, and IT groups
have, by consensus, recommended
devices that are fully compatible with
the expectations and demands of AISC’s
teaching, learning, software and support
services.
Approved Devices for MS - HS
Minimum Specifications
Full-Feature Laptop
•Mac or Windows
•4 hours battery life
•12” screen
•100 Gb storage
Ultrabook
•1.8 GHz processor
•2Gb Ram for laptops
•Webcam and Microphone
•English language OS available
•802.11n Wifi
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Buyer’s Guide
When considering what device to purchase for your child, the most important factors to consider are
•The ability to have the device serviced in Chennai.
•The validity of the warranty in India.
•The suitability of the device to support the work demands at AISC.
•The interoperability of the device with our classroom technology system.
Apple Devices
AISC has fostered strong service relationships with Apple and a large number of students use
a Macbook model of some kind. Macbook Airs make up the majority of these. Though they are
more expensive, there are numerous advantages to owning a Mac. In addition to the highly
regarded - and free - Mac OS X operating system, all Macs ship with the Apple productivity
suite, which includes Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and great software such as iMovie and Garage
Band.
Windows Laptops - HP and Dell
The local vendors for HP and Dell have been reliable and timely with their service and
honoring of international warranties for many but not all models. For this reason, we strongly
recommend sticking with our recommended devices (see reverse) if you purchase a Windowsbased laptop outside of India.
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Buyer’s Guide
Chromebooks
In general, the technical demands on hardware for most students is not high. Unless your class
requires the use of high-end graphics, video, or sound production, such as in Graphic Arts,
you can do everything required of you at school in a chrome browser. However, If this is your
only computer, and you use a lot of local storage for images and videos, a Chromebook will
not be right for you. In addition, only HP and Asus models of Chromebook are serviceable
in Chennai and service has been very challenging.
iPads
Though iPads are wonderful creativity and consumption tools, with access to apps that won’t
work on a laptop, they can be slower in some productivity applications. The absence of a
physical keyboard and slower multi-tasking ability can make online research and document
writing more challenging for all but the most experienced users. AISC is a Google Apps
school, and some Google Apps are less user-friendly and have limited functionality on an
iPad.
We recommend the iPad only for younger students in grades 3-4. Very few students in
grades 5 bring iPads and they do NOT meet the requirements as a primary device in
grades 6-12.
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What do our students say about their devices?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral
Data collected through the International Research Collaborative (IRC) Project
Mac
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Mac
36
29
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Windows
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38
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Windows
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34
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Strongly Agree
Mac
Windows
Agree
School Pride Index
Neutral
7
8
11
14
14
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Mac
5.5
Windows
3.5
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Elementary School Buyer’s Guide
Recommended Student Devices with configuration for ES Students
MAC : OS and iOS
Model Apple MacBook Air 13"
Recommended G4-5
Apple Ipad 9.7-inch
Recommended G3-5
$1249 Apple Store*
Recommended G3-4
$329 Apple Store*
Rs 38,900
32 GB Wifi Only
A9 X 64 Bit Chip
256GB Flash
Dual-core m3 1.1GHz
8GB
No
HD Graphics 515
Inbuilt
802.11n a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Yes
USB C-1 port
Yes
up to 12 hours
Built-in, 54-watt-hour
lithium-polymer battery
1 Year
OS X Sierra
1.35 KG (2.96 lbs)
Apple Store
Yes
up to 10 hours
Built-in, 41.4-watt-hour
lithium-polymer battery
1 Year
OS X Sierra
0.92 KG (2.03 lbs)
Apple Store
WebCam
Battery
Warranty***
Operating System
Weight
Website
*
**
***
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Apple MacBook 12"
$949 Apple Store*
Price (US)
Price (India) **
128GB flash
Hard Drive Capacity
Dual-core i5 1.6GHz
Processor
8GB
Memory
No
DVD
HD
Graphics
6000
Display Graphics
Inbuilt
Audio
802.11n a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Wireless connectivity
Yes
Bluetooth
Ports MagSafe 2 power port
SDXC card slot
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5
Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 20
Gbps)
1-pin audio
Windows : HP and Dell
No
M8
Inbuilt
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Lightning
Yes
Yes
Up to 10 hours Built-in,
27.3-watt hour lithiumpolymer battery
HP Pavilion x360
11"
Recommended G3-5
$450
Rs 43,000
500 GB 5400 rpm
Intel Core M-5Y10c
4GB
No
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 b/g/n
Yes
1 USB 3.0
2 USB 2.0
1 HDMI
1 AC power
1 Ethernet
Yes
Upto 4 hours
2 Cell
1 Year
Windows 8 pro
1.4 KG
HP Store India
Apple Store
U.S. HP Store
Other models from Apple and HP are also recommended; please clear them through an IT representative.
Includes Apple Education Discount
Model specifications may vary for the price in India
If purchasing a warranty, you must purchase an interntional warranty to have the device serviced in
India.
Other Supported Brands (these can be serviced but
may take longer)
Acer
Lenovo
Sony
iOS 10
437g (.96 lbs)
HP envy13
13"
Recommended G4-5
$899
Rs. 60 - 77,000
256 GB SSD
Intel Core i5 processor
4GB
No
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
Yes
3 USB 3.0;
1 HDMI;
1 -pin audio
1 AC power
1 Ethernet
1 VGA
Expansion slots
HP ProBook 440 G4
14"
Recommended G5
$709
Rs. 65,500
500 GB 7200 SATA
Intel Core i5 processor
4GB
no
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Yes
1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.01
1 USB C
1 HDMI
1-pin audio
1 AC power
1 Ethernet
1 VGA
Yes
Upto 6 hours
3 Cell
yes
Upto 5 hours
3 Cell
1 Year
Windows 10 Pro
1.3 KG
HP Store India
U.S. HP Store
3 Year With ADP
Windows 10 Pro
1.64 KG
HP Store India
U.S. HP Store
Click here to see the Recommended list for Grades 6-8
Middle School & High School Buyer’s Guide
Recommended Student Devices with configuration
MAC : OS and iOS
Model
Price (US)
Price (India) **
Hard Drive Capacity
Processor
Apple MacBook12"
Apple MacBook Air 13"
Recommended G6-12
$1249 Apple Store*
Rs 95,965
256GB Flash
Recommended G6-12
$949 Apple Store*
Rs 61,000
128GB flash
Dual-core m3 1.1GHz
Dual-core i5 1.6GHz
8GB
No
HD Graphics 6000
Inbuilt
802.11n a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Yes
MagSafe 2 power port
SDXC card slot
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5
Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 20
Gbps)
1-pin audio
8GB
Memory
No
DVD
HD Graphics 515
Display Graphics
Inbuilt
Audio
802.11n a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Wireless connectivity
Yes
Bluetooth
Ports USB C-1 port
WebCam
Battery
Yes
up to 10 hours
Built-in, 41.4-watt-hour
lithium-polymer battery
1 Year
Warranty***
OS X Sierra
Operating System
0.92 KG (2.03 lbs)
Weight
Apple Store
Website
*
**
***
Yes
up to 12 hours
Built-in, 54-watt-hour
lithium-polymer battery
1 Year
OS X Sierra
1.35 KG (2.96 lbs)
Apple Store
Windows : HP and Dell
Apple MacBook Pro
Retina Display
13"
Highly Recommended
$1299 Apple Store*
Rs 90,865
128GB flash
Dual-core i5 2.7GHz
8 GB
No
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Integrated audio
802.11n a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Yes
MagSafe 2 power port
Two USB 3 ports (up to 5
Gbps)
HDMI port
Headphone port
SDXC card slot
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
(up to 20 Gbps)
1-pin audio
Yes
Up to 10 hours; built-in
74.9-watt-hour lithiumpolymer battery
1 Year
OS X Sierra
1.58KG
Apple Store
HP Pavilion x360
11"
Recommended
G 6-8
$450
Rs 43,000
500 GB 5400 rpm
Intel Pentium N3710
1.6ghz
8GB
No
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 b/g/n
Yes
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 HDMI
1 AC power
SD Card Reader
Yes
Upto 4 hours
2 Cell
HP envy13
13.3"
HP ProBook 440 G4
14"
Recommended
Highly Recommended
$899
Rs. 60 - 77,000
256 GB SSD
$709
Rs. 65,500
500 GB 7200 SATA
Intel Core i5 processor
4GB
No
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
Yes
3 USB 3.0;
1 HDMI;
1 -pin audio
1 AC power
1 Ethernet
1 VGA
Expansion slots
Yes
Upto 6 hours
3 Cell
1 Year
1 Year
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
1.3 KG
1.4 KG
HP Store India
HP Store India
U.S. HP Store
HP Store US
Other models from Apple and HP are also recommended; please clear them through an IT representative.
Includes Apple Education Discount
Model specifications may vary for the price in India
If purchasing a warranty, you must purchase an interntional warranty to have the device serviced in India.
Intel Core i5 processor
4GB
no
Intel HD Graphics,
Integrated audio
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Yes
1 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.01
1 USB C
1 HDMI
1-pin audio
1 AC power
1 Ethernet
1 VGA
yes
Upto 5 hours
3 Cell
3 Year With ADP
Windows 10 Pro
1.64 KG
HP Store India
U.S. HP Store
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Where to Buy a Device
Must Have Accessories
Devices can be purchased anywhere in the
world. The school will facilitate the purchase
or lease of a device if necessary. Purchasing
a device in India provides the advantage
of ensuring proper local warranty service.
Prices here can be comparable but are
often higher than in other asian countries
due to import duties.
Warranty and Insurance
iPad Keyboard (G3-5)
It is highly recommended to purchase
an extended warranty for your device.
Warranties bought in India are more likely
to be honored reliably than warranties
purchased in foreign countries. If purchasing
a warranty in a foreign country, please
see the list of recommended devices with
International warranty coverage in India.
Our IT partner Tekflair can arrange for the
issue of an insurance policy for a device if
requested.
Earphones with
Microphone
Protective Case
Backpack with laptop
pouch
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Configuring Your Technology
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Step 2
Install Google Chrome
Even on your iPad!
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Why Google Chrome?
• AISC is a Google Apps school
• Chrome is fast and stable
• Ability to add extra functionality (extensions)
• Auto updates (no need to install updates manually)
One More for Good Luck!
In addition to Chrome at least one other
browser should be installed as a
backup. Safari is already installed on
Mac products. Firefox can be
downloaded.
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Go to https://goo.gl/l5aifz
to download chrome for any device
Step 3
Configure Chrome on Your Laptop
Skip to page 25 if you are configuring an iPad
Signing in to Chrome
Signing in to Chrome syncs your bookmarks, history, and
other browser settings to all of your devices. Anything you
update on one device instantly updates everywhere else.
Your Chrome stuff is secure in case anything happens to
your computer. It’s your web. Take it with you.
Multiple Accounts
Another cool Chrome feature is that you can sign into
multiple Google accounts. Use the icon in the upper right
corner to switch between your accounts.
Chrome Apps
Download Apps on one computer and have them available
on all devices that are logged-in to with Chrome. The
Chrome Web Store has hundreds of free apps to help keep
your stuff organized and increase productivity. Make sure
to read about the must have apps and extensions in the
following pages.
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Step 4
Download Required Free Software
Go to “https://goo.gl/phkfml” to install software
Windows
Mac
iPad Apps Grades 3 - 5
Google Chrome
Google Drive
Live Movie Maker
VLC Media Player
Quicktime
Fast Image Resizer
Audacity
Epson Easy MP
MAP Test Browser (3-10)
WRAP Test Browser (6-8)
Google Chrome
Google Drive
Fast Image resizer
Epson Easy MP
MAP Test Browser (3-10)
WRAP Test Browser (6-8)
Google Chrome
Quick Office
Google Drive
Google Docs
Google Slides
Google Sheets
YouTube
Blogger
BrainPop
Google Earth
Google Translate
Evernote
iBooks
QR Reader
Find My iPad
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That’s It!
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You can now access all of the software tools and utilities you
will need on a regular basis for learning.
But this is just a start. Read on to learn about some exciting
browser-based apps and Chrome extensions that will unleash
your creativity, productivity, and communication potential.
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Essential Chrome Apps
In addition to Google Apps, there are many other offline and browser-based apps for all your creative
needs. AISC has accounts with these services.
Edit and Collaborate on Movies
Spice up your presentations
Create cartoon animation
Infographics
Photoshop” images online for free
Create mind maps and charts
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Chrome Extensions
Chrome extensions are Chrome tools that appear in
the top right area of the browser. These tools do all
kinds of handy things.
See below for a recommended list of Chrome
extensions.
• Save to Drive
• Google Dictionary
• Google Translate
• iReader -ebook reader
• Onetab
• Screencastify
• Extensity
• Great Suspender
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Configuring Firefox
With Firefox you can easily install add-ons and
themes to improve your browsing experience.
From ad-blockers, and handy bookmarking
tools to youtube video downloaders, you can
customize your browsing tools for your needs.
Here are some recommended extensions.
Adblock Plus
Configuring Firefox
turn off the lights
With
Firefox
can easily install
Evernote
webyouclipper
add-ons and themes to improve
your browsing experience. From
ad-blockers, and handy
bookmarking tools to youtube video
downloaders, you can customize
your
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Cloud Storage
Save your data on the cloud and access it
from any Internet connection.
Install Google Drive to ensure access to the
free cloud storage provided by the school.
All classes have Google folders that you will use to submit
assignments through our Hapara Google Dashboard.
You can save any type of file in your Google Drive folders.
Star the ones you are currently working on to find them
quickly in your home document feed.
Go to “https://goo.gl/phkfml” to install Google
Drive on your Laptop or iPad.
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Printing
Printing In the world of Google Cloud Print, you can
print anything, from any device, to any cloudconnected printer.
When you print through Google Cloud Print,
your file is securely sent to your printer over
the web. Because it’s the web, Google Cloud
Print works whether you’re in the same room
In the world of Google Cloud Print, you can
as your printer, or on another continent. It
print anything, from any device, to any cloudalso doesn’t
matter
whether you’re on a
connected
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desktop,
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Print works whether you’re in the same room
IT will configure each student to have access
as your printer, or on another continent. It also
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youa have
IT will configure each student to have access
to the proper printers, there is no need to
configure any printers except for your home
printer if you have one.
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shared with you Google Cloud print
Your BYOT Survival Guide
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Core Cloud Tools
AISC uses Google Apps for
email, calendars, document
creation, and much more. This
free collaborative toolkit is used
by students from early childhood
on.
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PowerSchool Learning is our
Online Learning Management
system in the Middle and
High School. This is where
students will log in to check
their assignments and review
resources provided by the
teacher.
Edmodo is our Learning
Management
and parent
communication system in the
Elementary School. Use the
mobile app to keep up on all
classroom announcements
PowerSchool holds student and
family information such as
contact information, grades,
report cards and test scores.
Google Apps, now called G-Suite, provides
students and teachers with a wide array of
tools needed to communicate, create and
collaborate.
G-Suite offers a set of core tools that most
students use and these are integrated into the
PowerSchool Learning LMS as well.
While all students have a school Google account,
students in grades 5-12 will create most of their
digital work in G-Suite tools.
Gmail - Email is still widely used by
students as a school communication tool.
Docs - Create papers, spreadsheets
and presentations using these tools.
YouTube - Upload, edit and share
videos with the world.
Blogger - Write and publish for the
world to see with this famous app.
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All classroom and specialist teachers in EY-Grade 5 use Edmodo
as their LMS. It is a virtual learning environment for managing
Edmodo
communication of and for learning between teachers, students,
and5 parents.
All classroom and specialist teachers in PK-Grade
use Edmodo as their LMS. It is a virtual learning environment
for managing communication of and for learning between teachers, students, and parents.
To login to Edmodo, go to aischennai.edmodo.com
Sign in using the Sign in with Google button.
Students can filter posts from their
different teachers or groups here
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PowerSchool Learning
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PowerSchool is the Student Information System we use to manage all important information for grading,
reporting, scheduling, attendance, health records, and transcripts. PowerSchool can be accessed from the
quicklinks menu on our website. See what you have access to below.
Elementary Family Access Middle School Family Access High School Family Access
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Student Information
Student Information
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MAP and WrAP Scores
Map and WrAP Scores
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Gradebook
Gradebook
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Attendance
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Google Apps is of course our first recommendation;
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Openoffice is a great solution and can be
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Google Translate - A must for any
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iLife which includes iMovie, iPhoto,
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iWork is Mac’s “Office Suite” and
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for $20 each.
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Elementary School Recommended Apps
The BYOT program is required in
Grades 3 - 5 and iPads are an option
Free iPad Apps
Chrome
Drive
Evernote
YouTube
Blogger
BrainPop
Google Earth
Google Translate
Find my iPhone
Gmail
iBooks
QR Reader
Puppet Pals
Dictionary
QuickVoice
Aurasma
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Khan Academy
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Paid iPad Apps
Voice Recorder ($1.99)
iMovie ($4.99)
Explain Everything ($2.99)
Book Creator ($4.99)
Notability ($1.99)
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Installing and Managing Apps
Step 1
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Locate the Apps Store on your Click on the icon to purchase and You will be notified when updates
toolbar. Search or browse by install.
are available. Update apps in
category and read reviews
the app store.
before downloading apps to your
Mac.
Installing and Managing Apps
Apps Store
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Notification of
available updates.
Click on updates in
the app store.
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weekly for software updates provided you Internet connection.
have an internet connection.
When this window pops up, make sure to click on Install
and all the updates will install automatically. The Mac
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click on Install and all the updates will install updates will help maintain your device.
automatically. The Mac OS X comes with antivirus software and installing updates You can also manually check for updates by going to
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Maintaining Your iPad
Updating iPad Apps
Step 1: Tap on the “App Store” icon. The number shows
how many updates are available.
Step 2: Tap on “Updates” at the bottom, and the list of
apps which updates will be shown.
Step 3: Tap on the “Update All” button on the top
right to update all the iPad apps in the list. Or tap on
the “FREE” button under the required apps to update
individually.
Note: If you are asked to login to your iTunes account,
do it and you’ll get the permission to download the
updates.
Updating Your iOS
Always make sure your iPad has the latest software.
Apple engineers may find new ways to optimize
battery performance. Update your iPad to the latest
version of iOS over Wi-Fi or using iTunes. On your
iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update to
check for the latest software.
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Maintaining your Windows PC
Windows devices are more susceptible to malware
(viruses, worms and trojans) than other operating
systems. To keep your device safe it highly recommended
that you install one of the following antivirus software
packages.
Microsoft Security Essentials - free
Adaware - free
Norton
Kaspersky
Downloading and installing this software is only the
first step. To keep your laptop safe you must regularly
update your virus definitions, or set your software to
do this automatically.
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Windows Update
There’s an easy, free way to help keep your
PC safer and running smoothly. It’s called
Windows Update. All you have to do is turn
it on, and you’ll get the latest security and
other important updates from Microsoft
automatically.
Setting up Windows Update is simple: Just go to the
Microsoft Update website. If you’ve already got
automatic updating turned on, Windows Update in
Control Panel will open and show your update status.
If it’s not yet turned on, you’ll be guided through the
steps to do so. After that, all the latest security and
performance improvements will be installed on your PC
quickly and reliably.
When you turn on automatic updating, most updates will
download and install without you having to lift a finger.
But sometimes Windows Update will need your input
during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in
the notification area at the far right of the taskbar—
be sure to click it. If you don’t respond to a Windows
Update alert, your PC might end up missing an important
download.
We recommend that you use automatic updating—but if
you choose not to, be sure to check for updates at least
once a week.
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Battery Maintenance
The rules of battery maintenance have
changed with the demise of NiCad ad
NiMH technologies. Current research
on today’s omnipresent lithium-ion
batteries shows that fully discharging
a battery repeatedly will shorten your
battery life. It is best to charge any
device with a lithium-ion battery “early
and often”.
If a device needs to be stored for a
month or more, it is also a good idea
to store it in at least a 50% discharged
state. This will keep the battery level
from falling below its shut-down voltage,
which can inhibit proper re-charging.
As a general rule, lithium-ion batteries
charge and operate inefficiently when
overheated. It is highly recommended
to shut down devices before they get
too hot and never store them in a closed
case while they are running.
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Get Support
Hardware Support
The AISC IT department will support and
oversee the service of student and teacherowned machines brought to school for its BYOT
program. We have partnered with a provider
called Tekflair that will cover the handling and
repairs of all devices under warranty. Devices
not under warranty will be repaired under highly
competitive rates.
IT Personnel can be reached by email at
itsupport@aischennai.org or by phone at
044-22549000.
Software Support
Integrators and IT support personnel will be
available in both the poolside Think Tank and
the Collaboration and Information Center (CIC)
in the Middle School Library. Students, teachers
and parents can stop by these locations any time
for help resolving questions or issues around
software to support teaching and learning.
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Parenting the iGeneration
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Creating a Home Media Agreement
Concern about media consumption is as old as TV, but
the rate at which this consumption is growing among
youth is alarming.
Much of the concern about screen-time comes from data
suggesting that kids are not getting enough physical
activity. Other research shows that highly stimulating
screen-time, such as games and TV, fatigues the brain
when consumed in excess.
As a guideline, one hour of physical activity each
day is recommended for a healthy mind and child.
Kids should not spend more than 1-2 hours each day
consuming entertainment media.
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All families and children are different, therefore, it is
important to consider your own values about media
consumption and how to come to an agreement with
each child before laying down any rules at home.
Consider how powerful it can be to come to an
agreement with your child about how much TV or
gaming is the right amount, and what the destructive
impacts of addictive behavior might be.
Before drawing up an agreement, it is
important to understand the difference
between media consumption and “screen
time”. Articles about the topic often fail to
distinguish between TV watching, gaming,
Internet research, writing a paper, or doing
creative artwork on a digital device. In
fact there is a profound difference between
the more sedentary forms and the more
academic forms.
To add to the confusion, research about the
harmful effects of screen time are based
on media consumption, which refers to
watching videos on TV, mobile phones, or
on the web.
When drafting a media agreement, as
long as ample room is given for physical
and social activities, it is best not to limit
activities that promote learning, creative,
or critical thinking processes whether digital
or analog.
1. Set an Example
Kids’ media use patterns are heavily influenced by
their parents’ media use.
2. Set clear limits
Kids with limits on digital media consumption are more
likely to self-regulate and statistically do better in
school.
Make sure you know what your kids are doing online
and promote homework, hobbies, and productive
communication first.
3. Get involved
Make sure you know what your kids are doing online
and promote homework, hobbies, and productive
communication first.
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Parental Controls
What to do when all else fails.
For some families, maintaining a reliable parental
presence can be difficult. Our lives are busy and we can’t
always be there when we’re needed. And then there
are situations where even with the best of intentions, our
kids’ curiosity gets the best of them. In these situations, a
parental control software solution may be in order.
Parental control systems generally provide parents with
the ability to monitor and limit access to certain websites
or categories of websites, time spent on a computer, and
the ability to install applications on a device.
Content filtering, as it is called, relies on software to
determine the type of content a website may hold, and
to block it if it does not match the criteria set up by the
parent. For example, most content filters automatically
block adult websites, however, some will additionally
allow you to block banking, movie downloads, or social
networks.
These services require the ability to set up different user
accounts that allow the parent to act as the administrator
and not be affected by the content filter.
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Once you have set up these
accounts you can follow these
configuration instructions from
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