“What Every Teacher Ought to Know”
Summary of Proficiency Skill Topics (pages 1-4)

TOPIC 1: Computer Vocabulary
Read the accompanying 16 page handout which is part of CP1 at Nobles. Learn 16 of these words. Answer 16 of the questions on the right. Improve your vocabulary! Check out the CP1 web pages on nobilis on these vocabulary words, some of which have been boosted with streaming video.
• 1 BIT, 8 BIT, 16 BIT • K or KILOBYTE
• 24 BIT COLOR • LASER DISC
• ANALOG • LASER PRINTER
• ASCII • MEGABYTE
• BASE TWO • MIDI
• BAUD RATE • MODEM
• BINARY CODE • MONITOR
• BIT • BYTE • MOTHERBOARD • NETWORK
• CD ROM • CODEC • NYBBLE • OCR
• COMMERCIAL • PARALLEL
• CPU • CRT • PHOTO CD • PIXEL
• DAISY CHAIN • PRINTERS
• DIGITAL • PUBLIC DOMAIN
• DISK DRIVE • RAM
• DOS • SCANNERS
• DOT MATRIX • SCSI INTERFACE
• DVD • FLOPPY DISK • SECTORS,TRACKS • SERIAL
• FRICTION FEED • SHAREWARE
• GIGABYTE • STAR NETWORK
• GRAY SCALE • TCP
• HARD DISK • TERABYTE
• HEXADECIMAL • TRACTOR FEED
• HTML • VIDEO BOARD
• INKJET PRINTER • VIRUSES
• INTERFACE • VOICE DIGITIZER • ZIP DRIVES


TOPIC 2: Compatibility
Suggested task: Create a word processed document at home on your personal computer and see if you can load it at Nobles. Learn the plan B strategy you need to employ with this fake document before a real crisis develops.

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)


TOPIC 3: Disks, Folders, File Server Usage, Backups

Skills: Formatting a disk (mac/pc), creating folders, saving a file onto a specific drive, within a specific folder and with a specific name (rule of three), saving in a specific file type (rule of four). Connect from a mac or pc to file server as a guest. Using your own account and password, learn to connect to your private file server folder and transfer files to/from the server. Learn how to disconnect as well from your private file server folder. Get into the habit of using the file server via your personal account for your own files or for backups. Plan at least one curriculum project where you post info for your students within a courses folder and students turn in their work to you via a drop box on the file server. Demonstrate the ability to backup a file to a file server, to another floppy disk, to a PC or MAC hard drive, to your NoblesNet account.
Suggested task: On a computer of your choice (Mac or PC), format a disk and create several folders. Now create a short word processing document and save it onto the local hard drive. Now move the file onto the floppy and onto the file server (either public or private) and demonstrate that from another computer of the OTHER FLAVOR (you can move that file to a folder on the local hard drive and open it up).

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)


TOPIC 4: First Class, Email and ListServs
Skills: Get connected from home (if possible), check out which institutional mailing lists (ML) you are part of, create your own personal mailing lists (both types) for class lists, advisees and internet friends, learn the features associated with history, chatting and resume, making folders, preserving files, attaching files, spell-checking, auto-forwarding mail, receipt requested, personal documents, password, preference re chatting invitation and so on. Learn how NoblesNet is used for attendance, cut slips, work orders and HELP.
Suggested tasks: Send an attached file to yourself and move it into one folder within your Noblesnet mailbox. Send a graphic file to yourself and move it into a second folder, changing the expire date so that it never deletes. Go into public conferences and download a powerpoint presentation (Academic sub-conference). Check the resume of various students and faculty members. Check the resume of various INFO files. Check the resume of INFO LISTSERVS and read about how to subscribe to a listserv and how to find one of personal /professional interest; subscribe for a few months to a listserv of your choice.

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)

TOPIC 5 : The web
Skills: Pick a topic of potential classroom interest. Read the four tips at the top of www.teachingcompany.com/Searching.html to see if they apply to your topic. Gather into one ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document several web addresses, some relevant text, and graphics related to this topic. Go to www.teachingcompany.com/Webquest2.html to
see if there is a webquest (interactive web-based classroom activity) on the topic.
4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction

( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)


TOPIC 6: Printer Usage and Scanner Usage
Suggested tasks: Demonstrate the ability to print from either Mac or PC to any printer on campus. Demonstrate the ability to scan a picture on one of the scanners (Mac or PC) and keep the file under 100K. Put this within one of your folders and then transfer it to the file server. Go to another computer (PC or Mac) and show you can insert this into a ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document that contains your name. Go to another computer of the OTHER flavor and demonstrate that you can view the file and print to several printers.

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)

TOPIC 7: AppleWorks or Microsoft Word
Skills: Demonstrate the usage of headers, footnotes, margin markers, TABs, etc. Learn how to make outlines and to use graphics of both type: in-line and floating. Download and work on the exercises in the Word Processing conference (within Academic L-Z).
Suggested task: Create a word processing document with page numbers that includes double spaced text , a single spaced quote and a chart with examples of the four types of tabs. Include several mistakes where you accidentally put two spaces between sentences and demonstrate the SEARCH/REPLACE skill to fix all occurrences. Include an embedded spreadsheet in this document with a sample gradebook or budget or calendar.

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)


TOPIC 8: Powerpoint
Skills: Demonstrate the ability to create a powerpoint presentation that includes a graphic, text and specific URL reference from the web. Demonstrate that you can add clip-art, hyperlink text to a specific web page, animate text or graphics and can make your slideshow be self-running if desired.
Suggested task: download one of the powerpoint presentations posted in Academic Conferences L-( ) (within Public Conferences) and run this presentation. Now add several more slides to this presentation corresponding to the skills listed above.

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)

TOPIC 9: Projector within the classroom
Classroom activity: Use a projector and laptop within your classroom on 3 occasions during the school year, leaning on a tech person from the computer dept (as well as your personal trainer) for help, of course, in terms of setup and planning. Any one of us in the computer department will help set you up with a loaner computer, web access and loaner projector!

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)


TOPIC 10: Use of the labs in hands-on mode
Classroom activity: Use a computer lab for a writing activity or web-based activity or software activity in hands-on mode on 3 occasions during the school year, leaning on a tech person from the computer dept for help, of course (in addition to your personal trainer) in terms of setup and planning. We encourage all faculty members to sign up frequently for the East and West computer labs, using the calendars posted on the bulletin boards and contacting Claudia Keller for tech help and setup (see info sheet posted).

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)

TOPIC 11: Honesty, Netiquette, Citing Sources, Plagiarism on the Web
Skills: We have provided you with a number of printed sources to help provide some context and perspective to a variety of complicated issues. Mary Nickerson (former Nobles librarian) gave a presentation to tech coordinators on her perspective about the copyright issue (May 25th, 2000) which we video-taped in case you would like her thoughts. Please, please, please browse these materials and share personal thoughts with colleagues and friends and us. Dick Baker used to say at assembly that “character is what you do when no one is watching.”

4 self-evaluation check off: ( ) need a lot of instruction ( ) need a little instruction
( ) understand but need practice ( ) ready to demonstrate ( ) passed (personal trainer signature: ____________)

Resources for Personal Trainers and Trainees

Mac vs PC General Concepts (pages 5-8)

Mac v. Windows: A cross-platform school owns computers that run both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Macintosh is an Apple product and is easily recognizable by the small Apple icon that is always present in the top left hand corner of the screen. Windows is a Microsoft product and we refer to computers running this system as PCs.

Desktops: There are a few things that are common to every mac desktop. There is always an icon for the hard drive (this is where all the guts of your computer live) and an icon for the Trash. There is also a menu bar that stretches across the top of the screen. Depending on how new or old your operating system is, the menu bar will list items like: the apple menu, File, Edit, View, and Special and in the far right hand corner, the Applications menu.

The PC desktop has an icon for something called “My Computer” and an icon for the Recycling Bin. If it is on a network, it will also have an icon for Network Neighborhood. PCs also have their own version of a menu bar but it is movable (it can be at the top, bottom, right-hand, or left-hand edge of the screen) and it is called a Taskbar.

Shared Mac/PC concepts:

MAC

<-->

PC

hard drive

<-->

my computer

apple menu

<-->

start menu

control panels (under apple menu)

<-->

control panels (under start menu)

applications menu (allows you to move back and forth, hide and unhide applications)

<-->

taskbar (allows you to move back and forth, minimize and maximize windows or applications)

aliases

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shortcuts

close a window with button in top-left corner

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close a window with the X button in top-right corner

trash can

<-->

recycling bin

Command X, C, V for cut, copy, paste

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Control X, C, V for cut, copy, paste



Mice: Whether working on a mac or pc, always hold the mouse so that the cable is pointing directly away from you. Also, always use a mouse pad!

The mac mouse has only one button while the pc mouse has two (a “left-click” and a “right-click”). A single-click of the mac button or of the PC left-click button blackens or selects a file or makes a choice. There are three main actions that you will use your mouse for: single-clicking, double-clicking, and dragging and dropping.

A single click of the PC right-click button brings up a contextual menu that offers you various choices which are relevant to whatever you happen to be doing. A double-click of the mac button or of the PC left-click button can open a folder or a file, launch an application, or highlight a word. To drag and drop, you single-click and hold down the button while you move your mouse down to either select text or make a choice in a menu. When you have achieved your goal, you simply release the mouse button.
Deleting a file: To delete a file on the mac, open the folder which is holding the file and drag the file into the Trash Can. You can move individual files OR entire folders to the Trash Can (just be careful!). The file has not truly been deleted until you go up to the Special menu and choose Empty Trash.

To delete a file on the PC, open the folder which is holding the file and drag the file into the Recycling Bin. You can move individual files OR entire folders to the Recycling Bin (just be careful!). The file has not truly been deleted until you right-click on the Recycling Bin icon and choose Empty Recycling Bin.

Saving a file to a disk: When you are working in a cross-platform environment like Nobles, it is important that all files have what you might call, a last name, or a suffix which tells you what sort of file it is. For example, the suffix for Word is .DOC and the suffix for ClarisWorks/AppleWorks is .CWK. While Macs do not require that a file has a last name, a PC will not open a file unless it does. So if you are working on a file in ClarisWorks/AppleWorks that you are going to save as DOG you should save it as DOG.CWK instead (upper/lower case is irrelevant).

Here are some of the common extensions (last names):
pitino.cwk (ClarisWorks/AppleWorks now renamed appleworks)
pitino.doc (microsoft word)
pitino.ppt (powerpoint)
pitino.jpg (one specific type of compressed graphic, generally a photograph)
pitino.gif (another specific type of compressed graphic, generally a computer drawing)

On a mac...
1. Go to the File menu in whatever program you are using (i.e. ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Excel, etc).
2. Choose Save As.
3. Put your disk into the disk drive.
4. Save your file using whatever name you choose.
5. When you are done, choose Quit under the File menu.

PC...
1. Go to the File menu in whatever program you are using (i.e. ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Excel, etc).
2. Choose Save As.
3. Put your disk into the disk drive.
4. Navigate to the A: Drive (the PC name for the disk drive).
5. Save your file using whatever name you choose.
6. When you are done, choose Quit under the File menu.

Note: because of the foolproof security system we use on most of computers at Nobles, there is a designated location where you save on a hard drive. On a Mac, it is a general folder called Faculty/Student; on a pc it is a subfolder called FP User.


Ejecting a disk: When you are done using your disk, quit out of the file you were working on, then...

On a mac, simply drag the icon of your disk into the Trash Can . Do not choose Eject Disk under the Special menu. This makes macs very unhappy and will cause problems for anyone who tries to use the computer once you are done.

On a pc, simply press the button which is right next to the floppy drive (NOT the power button).

Locking a disk: Flip the tiny switch at the corner of the disk. This makes the disk “read-only” meaning that users can view what is on the disk but they may not make any changes.

Disk care: If there is one thing you REALLY need to know, it is that disks are VERY fragile! Heat, cold, water, or sometimes just looking at a disk the wrong way can hurt it! If a disk becomes damaged, its contents may become irretrievable. Make sure you always carry your disk in a disk box. Also, make sure you have a back-up of your files.

Back-ups: Making a back-up of a file simply means saving your file in more than one place. This might mean saving it on a few different floppy disks, or a few different computer hard drives. If you want to be REALLY careful, you can even copy and paste the text from your file into an e.mail on Noblesnet. Just send the e.mail to yourself!

Copying and Pasting: These are great tools to help you move information from one document or application to another. First, highlight or select the text that you want to move. Then go to the Edit menu and choose Copy. Then go to the other document or application, single-click the cursor in the place where you want the text to go, go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.

Moving between different applications (which we sometimes call the “RAM CHIP”)
Let’s pretend that you are working in Netscape and find some information that you want to e.mail to a friend. You have to quit Netscape and then launch Noblesnet, right? Wrong!
On a mac, while in Netscape go up to the Applications menu in the very upper right-hand corner of your screen. Click and hold on this menu and choose, Hide Netscape. This makes Netscape disappear and then you are free to launch Noblesnet or any other application that you want to use. When you are ready to get back to Netscape, go back to the Applications menu and choose Netscape (it will be grayed out but it is available!). You can run and hide as many applications as your Mac can handle. You are only limited by the amount of memory your computer has.
On a PC, you will need to use the three buttons that appear in the top right-hand corner of each window. At any given time, only three buttons appear there, but there are four different symbols that you need to know about. The first is the X button which is always there. If you single-click on the X button you will close or eXit the window. The button that looks like a flat little line (_) is the Minimize button. If you click on this button, the window will be flattened into the Taskbar. To get it back, just click on the button that appears on the Taskbar. The button that looks like a big box is the Maximize button. If you click on this, it stretches the window to fill the screen. The last button looks like two little boxes on top of each other and it is called the Tiling button. When you click on the Tiling button, it tiles or layers all of the open windows so that you can see more than one at a time.

Folders versus files: Just like you have files and folders all over your desk, you have files and folders on your Mac or PC. A file can be a text document, a picture, or an application (like ClarisWorks/AppleWorks). Folders help you to organize your files. Essentially they are containers that hold your files! Just like real-world manila folders, it is not the folder itself which is important, it is what the folder contains that is important! To move a file from one folder to another, or from a disk to a folder on your computer, you simply drag and drop the icon of the file from one window to the other.

How to create a folder:
Open the desired disk or folder window, then choose NEW FOLDER under FILE on the Mac or right mouse click anywhere in the window on the PC and choose NEW then folder.

Opening a file: There are two ways to open a file and they are the same on both a mac or PC. The easiest way is to open the folder where the file is saved, and double-click on its icon.
The second way to open a file is called the “back door” approach. First, you open the application that you want to use to open your file (for example, ClarisWorks/AppleWorks). Then, you go to the File menu and choose Open. A window will pop open and ask you which file you want to open. Use the menu to navigate to where the file is saved and then double-click on the name of the file.

Other skills to go over with your personal trainer
How to create a shortcut (PC)
How to make an alias (Mac)
How to format a disk (PC)
How to format a disk (Mac)

Printers (page 9)

How to choose a printer:
On a mac...
1. Go to the Apple Menu in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
2. Select the Chooser.
3. Choose the type of printer you are printing to (Apple Laserwriter), the building which houses the printer (i.e. Shattuck Schoolhouse), and then the name of the printer (i.e. the Garden).
4. Close the Chooser window and then go print!

On a PC...
1. Click on the Start button on the Task Bar.
2. Move up to Settings and choose Printers.
3. Double-click on the name of the building which houses the printer and then single-click on the name of the printer.
4. Close this window and then go print!

Note: because of the foolproof security system we use, PC users can be frustrated with not being able to select and print to a printer which has not been previously added to the list of acceptable printers. Mac users will not experience this, since CHOOSER will show all available printers. We are sorry for this anomaly if/when it occurs; please ask a member of the computer dept and we will update the printer list for that PC. Renaming printers on campus always increases the number of these situations.

Another skill to go over with your personal trainer:
How to Add a Printer to the list of Acceptable Printers for a PC

Importing/Exporting Files (page 9)


Saving a file in one application so that you can open it with another:
If you have Microsoft Word, Works or even an older version of Claris on your computer at home, this is important information for you! When you are done working, you need to save your file in a few different ways to make sure that you will be able to open it on the next computer you are working on regardless of what software that machine has or does not have.
This is the same for Mac and PC. While your file is still open, go to the File menu and choose Save As. Here is where you will tell it what you want to name your file, where you want to save it AND what type of file you want to save it as. You should see a pop-up menu that says something like, “Save As” or “File Type.” Be sure to save your file as a regular document first (for example, if you are using ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, save your file as a ClarisWorks/AppleWorks document first). Then you should come back to the Save As menu and save your file as Text and as RTF (which stands for Rich Text Format). You will want to change the name of your file each time (for example, if the name of the original was Lincoln.cwk, you should save the Text file as Lincoln.txt and the RTF file as Lincoln.rtf).
When opening this EXPORTED file in a new WP, you may need to use the “back door” and open your application first instead of double clicking on this “exported file.”

File Servers (page 10)

Overview
From any Mac or PC on campus, you can access the public file server, a generic space called Anyone Can Use. Each faculty member has her/his own private file server as well, with a login and password that is generally different from NoblesNet. Teachers can request a file server folders for her/her course that will include


Accessing the Campus File Server:
On a Mac...
Go to the Apple Menu in the top left corner of the screen.
Click and pull down and select Chooser.
Select Appleshare in the top left box of the window.
Select Shattuck Schoolhouse in the lower left hand box.
Select Campus File Server in the right hand box.
Log-in to the file server as a guest.
Double-click on the section of the file server that you would like to access (for example, Courses or Faculty).
Close the Chooser window.
An icon for the file server will appear on your desktop.
Double-click on this icon and navigate to the folder you are seeking.

On a PC...
Double-click on the Network Neighborhood icon on the desktop.
Double-click on Entire Network.
Double-click on the Shattuck Schoolhouse icon.
Double-click on the Campus File Server icon.
Choose to log-in to the file server as a guest.
Double-click on the section of the file server that you would like to enter (for example, Faculty or Courses).
Navigate to the folder that you are seeking.


Moving files to and from the File Server:
This is the same on a Mac or PC. You need to have two windows open: the window where your file is saved (either your disk or the hard drive of your computer) and the window where you want to move your file to (a place on the file server). Drag and drop your file onto the file server.
When you want to retrieve the file, you should log on to the file server, open the folder where you put your file and drag and drop it from the file server onto your computer’s hard drive or onto a disk. Then you can just open up the file by double-clicking on it and it is ready for use.

Web Basics (page 11)


Surfing the Web: Open a web browser (such as, Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator). Although browsers vary, they all have a space somewhere near the top of the window which says something like “URL” or “Location” and then gives you some space to type in a web address. Type in the address of the website you would like to go to (such as, www.cnn.com) and hit return or enter. All browsers also have a button bar with various buttons such as Back (takes you to the last page you were looking at), Home (takes you to the web site that you have set in your preferences to be your home page), and Stop (if a page is taking too long to load, you may want to hit Stop, type in the address of another web page and then go).

Links: Web pages have links which may come in the form of text or graphics. When you single-click on a link, your browser will take you to another page. If you do not like where the link has taken you, simply single-click on the Back button of your browser.

Searching the Web: There are three different types of web sites that will assist you in your search of the web: search engines, search directories, and searchable directories. (Note: each engine or directory works differently. When you are using one for the first time, go to the web site’s help section for specific instructions on how to complete a fruitful search.)
The first, a search engine, allows you to type in a key word or phrase (you will want to use quotation marks around the phrase) and when you hit their search button (it may say “search” or “ask” or “Go!”), the search engine will go take a look at the web and bring you a compilation of several (depending on how general your topic is) websites that it feels are relevant to your search.
The second, a search directory, typically lists several different general topics (such as computing, sports, arts) and allows you to keep narrowing your topic (inside sports you might find a link for college sports, then for basketball, then for women’s basketball, etc), offering relevant websites all along the way.
The third, a searchable directory is a combination of these two different types of sites. It allows you to search using your own words or by using the topics they offer you.
A great analogy that might make these concepts even clearer is that if the web were a book, a search engine would be its index while a search directory would be its table of contents.

Browser Preferences: To change settings like your Home Page (the page that is launched automatically each time you open your browser) or where downloaded files are saved to, look through the menus at the top of your screen. You should see an option called “Preferences” or “General Options” (depending on what browser you are using). Make whatever changes you would like and then click OK.

Other skills to go over with your personal trainer:
How to save any graphic from the web?
How to find graphics? What constitutes appropriate use of web graphics?
How to make a web page using ClarisWorks/Appleworks or Word? How to test it?
What are webquests? How can I find a useful one for my course?


PowerPoint (page 12)

Powerpoint Basics (or how to make a Powerpoint presentation in ten steps or less!):
Open Microsoft PowerPoint (available on both Macs and PCs).
Choose Blank Presentation, click OK.
Choose whatever slide layout you want (i.e. with or without graphics, text, title, etc), click OK (Note: you can always add elements to your page under the Insert menu. You can always delete elements by highlighting them and pressing delete or choosing Cut under the Edit menu).
Follow the directions on the slide (i.e. “Click to add title.” Just click and type in your title. OR “Double-click to add clip art.” Double-click and follow the directions.)
Change the size, color, or font of your text just like you would in a word processing document OR resize your graphic or photo by clicking on it once and then grabbing one of the corners and moving your mouse. (hint: hold down the Shift button to retain the original proportions of the picture).
Then click on “New Slide” on the Common Tasks floating menu.
To choose a background for your presentation, go to format, choose Apply Design.
To view the show, go to the Slide Show menu, select View Show.
Click on the mouse button to move from one slide to the next.
Hit the Escape button at any time to end or exit your slide show.

Other skills to go over with your personal trainer:
How to make text or graphics link to a web page?
How to make text or graphics “fly-in” or animate?
How to change the design for all cards (apply design)?
What are some reasonable limits for amount of text on each card?
How to add clip art?
How to add a graphic from an external source?
How to add sound?
How to facilitate moving this powerpoint presentation around (with pack and go)?
How to make your slide-show be on automatic pilot?
How to add a video, perhaps from the Mavica camera?



ClarisWorks/AppleWorks (pages 13-16)


There are six different types of files that you can create using ClarisWorks/AppleWorks (also known as AppleWorks). When you launch the ClarisWorks/AppleWorks application or choose New under the File menu, a window will pop up and ask you what type of file you would like to create.

ClarisWorks/AppleWorks Basics:
changing the size or font or style of the text: select the text that you would like to change. To change the font, go to the Font menu and choose which font you would like to use. To change the size of the text, go to the Size menu and choose the size of text you would like to use. To change the style of the text, go to the Style menu and choose the style of text you would like to use.There are also shortcuts for these two actions on the ruler at the top of your window. If this ruler is not visible, go to the Window menu and choose Show Ruler.

changing the orientation of your page: go to the File menu and choose Page Setup. In the Page Setup window, choose either Portrait (this makes your page vertical) or Landscape (this makes your page horizontal) orientation.

Word Processing Only:
making an outline or list: look at the button bar at the top of your screen. You should see a pop-up menu (when you click on it, a menu POPS UP!) with the word Body and then a little black arrow pointing down. Click on this button and hold. Choose whichever type of outline or list that you would like to use (for example, to make a numbered list, choose Number, to make a bulleted list, choose Bullet, for regular text, choose Body). Then start typing and your list or outline format will kick in automatically. To move a topics to the right or the left, use the Outline menu. To end your outline or list, go back to the pop-up menu on the button bar and choose Body.

setting your margin markers: to make the first line of each paragraph begin a half an inch into the page, you should NOT use the TAB button but instead you should use your margin markers. Look at the ruler at the top of your document (if the ruler is not visible, go to the Window menu and choose Show Ruler). You will notice that there are three little gray markers on the ruler (they are almost shaped like tiny houses). There are two on the left and one on the right. The one on the top-left controls the first line of every paragraph. If you click and hold you can drag it and then drop it where you would like your first line to begin. The one below that, on the lower-left, controls the indentation of all non-first lines of paragraphs. In other words, all lines EXCEPT the first line of each paragraph. The margin marker on the far-right controls the right margin of every line.
To change the indentation of a single paragraph, for example a blockquote, you do not need to highlight the text. Simply put your cursor somewhere within the text of that paragraph and then make your changes.

double-spacing text: To double-space an entire document, go to the Edit menu and choose Select All. Just above the ruler, you will see a little white box that says “1 li” inside of it. If you click on the button to the right of that, the space between the lines will increase to 1.5. You will need to click on this button twice in order to double-space your text (you will see “2 li” in the box).
To change the spacing on a single-paragraph, put your cursor somewhere within the text of that paragraph and then make your changes.

Spreadsheet Only:

columns and rows: The sections of a spreadsheet that go up and down are called columns (just like the columns on a house or building). The sections of a spreadsheet that go across the page horizontally are called rows.

cell: The place where a row and a column meet is called a cell. Each cell has a unique name, such as B2 or C22. The letter tells you what column the cell is in and the number tells you what row the cell is in. A cell is where you will input information, either text or numbers.

AFBWE: All Formulas Begin With Equals. This acronym is essential when you want to start using formulas in your spreadsheet. To enter a formula, single-click in the desired cell, then type the equal sign (=), then type in your formula. Then you must hit enter or tab to get the spreadsheet to calculate your formula. Common formulas include: SUM, AVERAGE, IF, RANDOM. To see a complete listing of all of the spreadsheet formulas, click on the fx button in the top left hand corner of your spreadsheet (just to the left of the X and the ? buttons).

making a graph: Spreadsheets are a great way to make a graph or a chart. Input your numerical information into the spreadsheet in adjoining columns and rows. Select or highlight the data to be graphed or charted, go to the Options menu and choose Make Chart. The Chart Options window will pop up. Use the different menus available in this window to decide what type of chart you want to make, how you want to label your axes (if applicable), if you want your chart to have a legend, and what you want the title of your chart to be.

Database only:

defining your fields: When you open a new database document, a window will pop up and ask you to define your fields. This is where you will tell the database what type of information you want to record. For example, you might want to create a Name field or a Home Phone Number Field. First type in the name of the field, then use the Field Type pop-up menu to tell the database what sort of information each field will contain (for example, text, serial number, date, etc). When you are done defining all of your fields, hit the Done button. If you want to edit or redefine any of your fields after you have hit the Done button, go to the Layout menu and choose Define Fields.

records: Each complete set of information that you enter into your database is called a record. Imagine that you are creating a database of all of the students in your class. You are collecting their names, home phone numbers, home addresses, and afternoon activity information. Once you have entered all of this information for Student A, you will want to go to the Edit menu and choose New Record so that you can start entering Student B’s information. You can use the scroll bar on the right-hand side of the screen to move between your records.

Painting and Drawing:

paint v. draw: While both Paint and Draw documents allow you to create and edit graphics, Paint documents include more tools and options and thus is usually a better choice for whatever you are doing.

tools: When you open a new Paint document, a Tool bar will appear on the left-hand side of your window. If it is not visible, go to the Window menu and choose Show Tools. You can use any of the tools on the Tool bar, such as the paint brush, eraser, or fill can, by single-clicking on the desired tool, moving your cursor out onto your canvas and then clicking and holding your mouse button down. Let go of the button when you are finished. Be careful of the eraser tool: if you double-click on it, it will erase everything on your canvas!

undo: If you have a mishap with the eraser, paintbrush or any of your tools, don’t worry! Just stop whatever you are doing, go to the Edit menu and choose Undo. Undo essentially “undoes” whatever you did last.

FOREIGN (and OTHER) SYMBOLS: MAC
Type the Acute Accent ´ Push OPTION-e, then release and type the e or other letter you want to accent, for example— école.
Type the Circumflex Accent ^ Push OPTION-i, then release and type the i or other letter you want to accent, for example— maître.
Type the Grave Accent ` Push OPTION-`, then release and type the e or other letter you want to accent, for example— lèvre.
Type the Spanish symbol ¡ Push OPTION down and then type 1 whenever you want to get the upside-down exclamation mark ¡ symbol.
Type the Spanish symbol ¿ Push OPTION-SHIFT down and then type ? whenever you want to get the upside-down question mark ¿ symbol.
Type the Symbol ç (cedilla) Push OPTION-c whenever you want to get the cedilla, for example— façade.
Type the Tilde Accent ~ Push OPTION-n, then release and type the n or other letter you want to accent, for example— mañana.
Type the Umlaut Accent ö Push OPTION-u, then release and type the o or other letter you want to accent, for example— Böblingen.

FOREIGN (and OTHER) SYMBOLS: PC

If you're a new PC user ... And used to the Macintosh way
Then you must remember that ...There is more after plan A!

PLAN A: become an active user of the CHARACTER MAP
On most Windows 95 or 98 computers, you will find CHARACTER MAP within programs, within accessories. On Windows 98 computers, you might find them within System Tools within Accessories. Once you find character map, put it on the START MENU or on the DESKTOP for convenience.

You can get the symbol è or the symbol é or any other symbol by going to character map, clicking on the symbol, choosing COPY and then going back to your word processing document (perhaps using the ALT-TAB trick or minimize trick) and pasting that character in.

PLAN B: Use a label to record the 4 digit ALT numbers
Write down on a label your favorite keyboard short cuts and stick the label on your computer; character map reveals these four digit numbers conveniently. Typing these numbers involve holding down the ALT button and then typing in all FOUR digits, including the leading zero, then releasing the ALT button. These are NOT the regular numbers from 1 to 9 at the top of your keyboard, but are instead the NUMERIC KEYPAD numbers usually on the right side of the keyboard. By the way, if you are on a laptop, these numbers are frequently on the keyboard itself via the letter keys. Activating NUM LOCK might be the key for you for enter these numbers.
ALT 0233 yields é (accent aigu)
ALT 0232 yields é (accente grave)
ALT 0241 yields ñ (n tilde)

PLAN C: Explore Wingdings and Symbol Fonts
Explore the variety of symbols in the commonly available fonts of Wingdings and Symbol; you will find a variety of interesting characters and symbols in these two Windows 95 and 98 fonts

PLAN D: Create a macro or set of macros to do your special keys
Macros are easy to make and allow you to wire a weird combination of buttons to be the equivalent of F4 or F5 or F6 or even a combination of CTRL and ALT. Don't forget to keep your mouse moves to a minimum when creating a macro!

PLAN M: Using the features of your software to INSERT SPECIAL CHARACTERS (particularly useful w/Microsoft Word)
When in Microsoft Word, choose SYMBOL under the INSERT menu. You will then see the screen above (SYMBOL TAB) and the screen below (SPECIAL CHARACTERS TAB). Each time you click on a symbol (e.g. é) you will see the Shortcut Key (e.g. control ' followed by e) “whispered at the bottom of the screen.” If you want, you can wire this to be F5 or any other function key by clicking where it says Shortcut Key!

Other skills to go over with your personal trainer?
How to spell check in ClarisWorks/AppleWorks? Entire document? Selected text? Spanish or French dictionaries?

CHALLENGE: USE OF TABS TO WRITE AN ASSIGNMENT SHEET
due Tuesday 11/1 Read pp 23-45 of Catcher in the Rye and discuss how Holden chooses to upset another member of his family.
due Wednesday 11/2 Read pp 45-56 of Catcher in the Rye and try to explain where the ducks go in the Winter when they leave Central Park.


NoblesNet (pages 17-18)


Logging on to Nobles Net (from on campus):
1. Sit down at any Mac of PC. Look for an icon on the desktop that says something like, “Nnet Y2K,” “Noblesnet,” “nnet...” or some other variation that looks something like this.
2. Double click on the icon.
3. Type in you UserID, hit tab once to move to the password field, type in your password, and click Login.

Creating a new message:
1. Go to the Message menu and choose New Message.
2. If you are writing to someone who has an Nnet account (or to a mailing list or conference on Nnet), type part of their first name and part of their last name and hit return (if more than one name pops up, select the one you are looking for). When in doubt, type only a very small portion on the name and you will have better luck.
3. If you are writing to someone who has a non-Nnet e-mail account type their full e-mail address in the “To:” slot and hit return.

Reading and deleting (and undeleting) your mail:
1. Double-click on the Mailbox icon on your Nnet desktop (once you have logged in).
2. New messages are marked with a red flag.
3. To read a message, double-click on it.
4. To delete a message, open it and then go to the File and and choose Delete.
5. If you delete a message accidentally, go to the View menu and choose Show Deleted Items. This will show you all items that you have deleted since the last Nnet trash collection (each night at approximately 2 AM).
6. Then, select the message(s) that you want to undelete. Go to the File menu and choose Undelete.
7. Then go back to the View menu and choose Hide Deleted Items to hide all of your other deleted e.mails.

Creating an Address Book:
1. Go to the File menu and move down to New.
2. On the menu that pops up, choose New Personal Address.
3. Give the entry a nickname (i.e. Mom) in the top field and then in the bottom field type in the address (i.e. yoshi@aol.com), and hit return or enter.
4. To address and e-mail to this person, just type the nickname you choose in the “To:” field of the message and hit return.

Inviting someone to chat:
1. Go to the File and and move down to New.
2. Choose Private Chat from the menu that pops up.
3. Click on the Invite button and double-click on the name of the person you would like to invite to chat.


Changing your personal preferences:
1. Go to the Edit and and choose Preferences.
2. Click on the different “tabs” to view all of your options (i.e. one of the options is to disallow invitations to chat).

Summarizing a group of e.mails (only on Nnet Y2k):
1. Select the e.mails you would like to summarize (hold down the shift button and click to select a group of e.mails in a row or hold down the command or control button and click to select random e.mails).
2. Go to the Conference menu and choose Summarize Selected Messages. A document will pop up containing the text from all of the e.mails that you selected.
3. You may print this document or save it to a disk or temporary files on your Mac or PC.


Other NoblesNet tips and tricks to go over with your personal trainer (most of these have summary paragraphs in the Distance Learning Conference on NoblesNet)

  1. the advantage of batch delete by folder to speed up the process
  2. how make notes unread or read ... a very useful trick
  3. viewing noblesnet notes by name, date or status
  4. how to make a note urgent, how to protect it, how to get a receipt
  5. the history feature vs the return receipt feature
  6. how to save history or save a mailing list into a noblesnet note
  7. the advantage of a conference to keep your mailbox less cluttered
  8. how to change the name of a note, change its expire date or protect it
  9. useful control codes and mouse-clicks for saving time
  10. how to create a document as an ongoing to do list
  11. taking advantage of the INFO accounts
  12. reply with quote for part of the message
  13. advantageous ways to use your address book
  14. how to spell check on NoblesNet

Graphics and Scanner Usage (page 19)


From the web
www.altavista.com
allows you to specify graphics when searching
www.ditto.com has fancier searching features in finding graphics
On a mac, click and hold with your mouse button on any graphic if you wish to save or download the graphic; on a PC, click with the right mouse button

USING AN HP SCANJET 5P SCANNER


Place image on the scanner in the upper right corner near the green arrow. Make sure scanner is powered on. Push green button at the front of scanner which automatically loads the software, assuming scanner has been turned on BEFORE the computer. If not, then open HP PictureScan Software in Special Software. Click SCAN (to preview what's in the scanner). Click Options. Choose Color Photograph (Normal) to reduce file size. Use Funky Rectangle Marquee Tool or Lasso to select the area of the image you wish to actually scan. This will further reduce File size. Finally (and most importantly) click on OPTIONS and then choose the ruler on the left. This allows you to resize the selected area (choose CUSTOM) and shrink the file size to be under 100K, a common spec in various CP courses!

When you are satisfied with your settings, click ACCEPT (to perform the actual scan) Name the document when prompted. Choose "PICT" file type. Navigate to your floppy disk or the desired folder and Save. The program automatically quits when the file is saved, but the file will be saved and is ready to open with ClarisWorks or PhotoShop. It is best to open ClarisWorks or Photoshop first, then navigate to your file and open it.


Keep the File Small, Please

G (G/F#) Em
Keep the file small please
C D G
Keep the file small
G (G/F#) Em
Keep the file small please
C D7 G
And you’ll have time to shop at the mall


My first suggestion on my hands and knees
Is to ask you to crop the picture please
Keep the file small please, Keep the file small

A second tip that I offer to you
Is to change the resolution to 72
Keep the file small please, Keep the file small

A third piece of advice to catch your eyes
Is to make sure you change the image size
Keep the file small please, Keep the file small

Keep the File Small • crop it • change to 72 dpi
• alter size of image to be < 100K
a scanned file under 100K usually keeps the computer doctor away

Tune is based on Take it Slow and Easy
by Dave Van Ronk or Jesse Fuller or Sleepy John Estes

G G7
I got 12345 good reasons
C D7
If you double cross me, it’s an act of treason

G (G/F#) Em
Take it slow and easy
C D G
If you wanna get along with me

CITING WEB & CD-ROM SOURCES (pages 20-21)
Since the World Wide Web is becoming a significant electronic database site, the MLA has come out with guidelines, as yet unpublished, for citing web sources. Of course, we all realize that the value and authority of information found on the Web is subject to scrutiny and evaluation.
1. Name of author (if any)
2. Name of the Home Page, underlined
3. Publication medium (Online)
4. Name of the computer network (World Wide Web)
5. Date of access
6. Online address (Available: URL)

Here's an example given in my source* for this information:
Pierce, Ben and James Taylor. Champlain Valley Union High School. Online. World Wide Web. 23 Jan. 1996. Available: http://www.cvu.cssdk12.vt.us/.
Note that the period is part of the entry, not part of the URL!


Here's how to cite a CD-ROM database that is not a periodical, but is a single issue, like a book :
1. Name of author (if given)
2. Title of the part of the work, if relevant (underlined or in quotation marks)
3. Title of the product (underlined)
4. Edition, release, or version (if relevant)
5. Publication medium (CD-ROM)
6. City of publication
7. Name of the publisher
8. Year of publication


Example (citing a source we have recently added to our electronic resources in the library):
Lincoln, C. Eric. "Martin Luther King, Jr". Encarta, 1994 ed. CD-ROM. Redmond, CA.:Microsoft, 1993.


*Prior, Mary. "How do I cite information from a CD-ROM?/CD-ROM Encyclopedia?" Media Forum. May 1996.

Above column comes from Terry Horrigan, Nobles Library Department.

From Purdue University:

If you are asked to use MLA format, the book to consult is MLA Handbook (4th edition).

Info below is copyright (C)1996 by Purdue University. All rights reserved. This document may be distributed as long as it is done entirely with all attributions to organizations and authors. Commercial distribution is strictly prohibited. Portions of this document may be copyrighted by other organizations. This document is part of a collection of instructional materials used in the Purdue University Writing Lab. The on-line version is part of OWL (On-line Writing Lab), a project of the Purdue University Writing Lab, funded by the School of Liberal Arts at Purdue. OWL is an e-mail server (owl@cc.purdue.edu), a gopher site (owl.english.purdue.edu), an anonymous FTP archive (at owl.english.purdue.edu), and a World Wide Web site (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/).

In the body of your paper


When you omit the author's name in your sentence:
One researcher has found that dreams move backward in time as the night progresses (Dement 71).


When you mention the author's name in your sentence:
Freud states that "a dream is the fulfillment of a wish" (154).
When you cite more than one work by the same author:
One current theory emphasizes the principle that dreams express "profound aspects of personality" (Foulkes, Sleep 184).
But investigation shows that young children's dreams are "rather simple and unemotional" (Foulkes, "Dreams" 78).


When the work has two or three authors:
Psychologists hold that no two children are alike (Gesell and Ilg 68).
When the work has no author, begin with the word by which the title is alphabetized in the Works Cited:
Random testing for use of steroids by athletes is facing strong opposition by owners of several of these teams ("Steroids"22).


In your Works Cited list
Books
Double space all entries and list in alphabetical order by author's last name. Generally, an entry has three main divisions--author, title, and publication information--each followed by a period and two spaces.


one author
Frye, Northrup. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.


two or three authors
Gesell, Arnold, and Frances L. Ilg. Child Development: An Introduction to the Study of Human Growth. New York: Macmillan, 1960.


four or more authors
Spiller, Robert, et al. Literary History of the United States. New York: Macmillan, 1960.


corporate author
United States Capitol Society. We, the People: The Story of the United States Capitol. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Soc., 1964.


no author named
Encyclopedia of Photography. New York: Crown, 1984.


a reprint
Weston, Jessie L. From Ritual to Romance. 1920 Garden City, NJ: Anchor-Doubleday, 1957.


two or more books by the same person
Boroff, Marie, trans. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. New York: Norton, 1967.


a weekly, biweekly, or monthly magazine
Miller, Tyler. "The Vietnam War: The Executioner." Newsweek 13 Nov 1978: 70.


an article in a newspaper
Strout, Richard L. "Another Bicentennial."Christian Science Monitor 10 Nov. 1978: 27.


an article from a reference book
"Mandarin." Encyclopedia Americana. 1980 ed.
a radio or television program

The First American. Narr. Hugh Downs. Writ. and prod. Craig Fisher. NBC News Special. KNBC, Los Angeles. 21 Mar. 1968.


an interview that you conducted
Franklin, Anna. Personal Interview. 15 Nov. 1988.


a source from NEWSBANK
McCullough, Peggy. "Juvenile Drug Use Prompts Test Push." (Memphis, TN) The Commercial Appeal. 15 Jan. 1987. Newsbank: Health (1987): fiche 3, grid G2.


periodical information on CD-ROM
Angier, Natalie. "Chemists Learn Why Vegetables Are Good for You." New York Times 13 Apr. 1993, late ed.: C1. New York Times on disc. CD-ROM. UMI-Proquest Oct. 1993.


nonperiodical information on CD-ROM
The CIA World Factbook. CD-ROM. Minneapolis: Quanta, 1992.


e-mail
Danford, Tom. "Monday Greetings." E-mail to Terry Craig. 13 Sept. 1993.


material accessed through a computer service
Guidelines for Family Television Viewing. Urbana: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Educ., 1990. ERIC. Online. BRS. 22 Nov. 1993.


material accessed through a computer network
Hardy, Thomas. Far from the Madding Crowd. Ed. Ronald Blythe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978. Online. Oxford Text Archive. Internet. 24 Jan. 1994.

Some Electronic Sources
(For cases not covered here, check the MLA Handbook 151-167, or our handout on "Citing Electronic Sources." In addition, you may want to visit Janice Walker's page on the World Wide Web, which includes citation method endorsed by the Association for Computers and Writing. You can visit it at: http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/mla.html)



SPECIFICATIONS for PAPERS

(this document has been used in computer classes, CP1, CP2, CP3, CP4 since the mid-90s)


#1 Use one-inch margins all around. This is the DEFAULT SETTING so if you start a new document, you will automatically get one-inch margins. Double-space your text (not 1 1/2) by using the correct icon at the top.


#2 The title of your paper is to be centered at the top of the page, above the text. Do not type your title in an eccentric font or underlined or larger size. With a blank piece of paper on the screen, type your title on the top line where it is to appear and push RETURN. Hit RETURN twice more after your title before starting paragraph one. Now push TAB to indent, then type a random word to mark where your paper will begin. To center the title now click anywhere within it, then click the CENTER icon.

#3 For brief quotations cited within the text (under 3 lines), simply write on, separating the cited material from your text by means of quotation marks: As John Keats says, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” Remember the phrase CAPIQ to remind you that COMMAS AND PERIODS INSIDE QUOTES. In ClarisWorks, there is a great feature found by using the PREFERENCES choice under EDIT. When you see the dialog box, you can click SMART QUOTES on so that the computer intelligently changes your next " into “ and then the subsequent " into ” automatically. One reason not to use SMART QUOTES is that you may be working with inches and feet or HTML commands.

Thursday, 12/7/95 • From: Michael Turner(fac) Subject: "NOTES ON QUOTES" After our discussion of “CAPIQ” the other day, I thought I’d do a little digging. Regarding the issue of quotation marks in conjunction with other punctuation marks, the following selections come from Words Into Type, considered (by me, at least) to be the most complete and authoritative treatise on typesetting practice—both technical and stylistic aspects.
Set quotation marks outside of periods and commas. Quotation marks in conjunction with colons and semicolons should be set inside, because the colons and semicolons are sentence punctuation, not part of the quotation. Set quotation marks outside of exclamation points and interrogation points that are part of the quotation, inside of points that are not…1
When a comma and closing quotation marks fall alongside, set the comma inside. This practice represents the preference of practically all American publishers and printers.


#4 For citations of three or more lines, you need to indent and single-space. This means pushing RETURN before the quote begins and after the quote. Then you will need to select (blacken) the citation and change the SPACING to SINGLE. You will also need to change the right margin marker from 6.5" to 5.5" and the two left margin markers from 0" to 1". Do not use quote symbols or TAB in when you are indenting a three-liner or more. Once you do this once, you can use COPY RULER and APPLY RULER under FORMAT to save you time later on in the document.

#5 To get the proper header, choose INSERT HEADER under FORMAT and choose INSERT DATE under EDIT push TAB then choose INSERT PAGE # under EDIT then push TAB then type in YOUR NAME then . It won’t look great yet. Be patient, as most doctors tell you. Next, you need to set a CENTER TAB (looks like ) by dragging it to the center location of your ruler, generally at 4.25" location if your margins are at 1 and 7.5". Once you do so, your page number should jump to the middle . Next, set a RIGHT-ALIGN TAB (looks like ) by dragging it to the 7.25" on the ruler. Doing these steps correctly results in the date being printed on the left margin, the page number centered , and your name on the right margin of each page.

#6 ClarisWorks supports footnotes or end notes, using the radio button feature under FORMAT then under DOCUMENT. One format is for books is called ABCD for author, book, city, date, page number, e.g. Bird, Larry, Drive, French Lick, 1984, p. 33. Remember to underline or italicize book titles.

#7 Use one space between sentences; the old-fashioned rule of two spaces was popular when the Celtics were winning championships and is related to typewriter fonts which are proportional. To quote Robin Williams from her book The Mac is Not a Typewriter:
Yes, this is a difficult habit to break, but it must be done. Take a look at any magazine or book on your shelf—you will never find two spaces between sentences.
When done with all writing, editing and spell-checking, it is sensible to use FIND/CHANGE under EDIT and change all occurrences of two spaces to one space.

#8 Under the EDIT menu is the feature SPELLING which leads to 5 sub-choices, one of which is CHECK DOCUMENT. If you blacken text first, you can choose CHECK SELECTION. Occasionally, you may be asked to do the following steps for a paper:
• print the paper first before spell-checking then spell-check with paper in hand
• circle every word the stupid computer stops on regardless of whether or not you choose to SKIP
• turn in the final copy together with the draft that has ALL of the suspect words circled

By the way, when spell-checking using ClarisWorks, the symbol found at the bottom right will allow you to see each mistook in context underlined. We own 25 legal copies of French and Spanish dictionaries. To change dictionaries, choose INSTALL DICTIONARIES under SPELLING. Be careful when spell-checking in English, since the previous user might have been checking in French or Spanish!


#9 Note that there is an excellent thesaurus found at the bottom of the choices when you go down to SPELLING. Don't be tricked by a computer thesaurus; the stupid machine is just a bunch of wires.


#10 Do not turn in your paper until you have checked it for mistakes. Many people prefer to print onto paper and then reread it carefully. You might take note that PRINT stands for Proofread It Now Thoroughly. Don’t assume your paper is good, simply because it looks good. Read it aloud. Run it through the spelling checker. Print a copy and take it somewhere and edit it. Ask a friend to read it. Even if you have to proofread during the halftime of Celtics games, eliminate all those typos and errors! The computer challenges you to be the best you can be. Proofread It Now Thoroughly. Don't just print and turn it in.

Noble and Greenough School• 10 Campus Drive Street, Dedham MA 02026
Faculty Software Loaner
(see academic office, Elli Chaisson, for actual faculty entry)

Please read carefully .. fill out this sheet, putting your initials, check marks and signature in appropriate places. The school owns extra copies of certain software, site licenses of others but not all. We must stay organized, honest and formal in order to be operating legal. We must comply with the specific policies from different publishers. Illegal software in this country is a new 21st century example of what we have long called white collar crime. Please do not sign this form without reading all details carefully.

Michael Roiff NG '97 once told us that story about taking a child by the hand TAKING MORE TIME than yanking her/him by the neck. Most adults are very naive about copyright laws of software. To be honest, says Hamlet, is to be 1 person out of the 10,000. Perhaps we are trying to be the 1 school out of 10,000 that is 100% honest and legal in its usage of software, but we are trying. Please take the time and read before you sign! Thanks, Steve Bergen

____ I understand that I will be given or currently have a legal copy on loan from Nobles of these software items
_____________________________ _________________________

_____________________________ _________________________



____ Other items I have on loan from the school include:

_____________________________ _________________________

( ) I understand that I am not allowed to put any of these software programs onto a second machine unless I fill out a second request sheet and seek permission.
( ) I understand that I am not allowed to let other people copy this software from my hard drive.
( ) I understand that I am not allowed to install APPLICATIONS onto school computers without permission. I understand that the primary user of this loaner software will be me, not relatives.
( ) I have read the 9 posted rules on the Wittenberg Door and/or the electronic conference called 1994 Wittenberg Door so that I understand the 9 rules that all students must sign as part of getting their N or G license. I have thought about signing the Door and might do that.
( ) I have read the 2 sections in the Guide dealing with computers . I have read carefully the Acceptable Use Policy Blue Internet Access Agreement that students must sign in order to receive Internet Access.
( ) Important last clause from Dick Baker (soon to be published in volume 1 of “The Wit and Wisdom of Bakes”): If and when I leave Nobles, I understand that I must remove the designated items from my hard drive and write a formal note to Steve Bergen that indicates that I have done so. In the event that I do not, I understand that I will be charged for each of the items that I do not remove from my hard drive plus a punitive charge from the Business Manager to assure that the items are returned and removed from my hard drive."
( ) The computer that I intend to install this software on is a model ___________ with serial number
___________ currently resides at ________________________ owned by _______.

Signed __________________________________ Dated ______________

1 Marjorie E. Skillin and Robert M. Gray, Words into Type, 3rd ed. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), p. 222