Hopefully, everyone has picked out there “first day of school” outfit (or at least what can be seen on your webcam) and got their supplies set up for our first day of classes.
Technology is an amazing tool that will allow users to do so much even from our own homes but it does have it’s issued and usually they happen at the worst time.
Here are a few tricks and reminders to hopefully take some of the stress away from this first day online.
- Update your computers – All devices have updates sent to them for safety and features. Laptops, Desktops, Chromebooks and Ipads should be running the latest software to prevent issues with programs.
- Laptops and Desktops – usually you can go to the start menu or finder and type in updates. This will point you to update page and you can check to see what needs to be installed. If it has been a while this can take a long time so I suggest doing it now rather than Monday morning.
- Update Chrome browser – When in Google Chrome go to the 3 dots in the upper right. Then settings followed by ‘About Chrome’ at the bottom of the menu. This will show if you are updated or now and allow you to run the update.
- For ipads or phones – update your apps through the app store and go to settings, general and software updates.
- For Chromebooks – they “should” automatically update but just in case you can do this:
Check for updates yourself
- Turn on your Chromebook.
- Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.
- At the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings .
- At the bottom of the left panel, select About Chrome OS.
- Under “Google Chrome OS,” you’ll find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.
- Select Check for updates.
- If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start to download automatically.
- Make sure your username and password work – Sometimes names are misspelled or password IDs were incorrectly entered. If you cannot log in contact email@example.com and we can check your account and get you up and running.
- When you email firstname.lastname@example.org please provide your student first and last name as well as their Student ID number and the school/homeroom.
- Go to classroom.google.com and enter your class codes –
- PCS Students were entered into their class so they need to log on and accept the invite.
- MHS class codes can be found on the tlccharterchatter.com page. Cross reference your periods with your schedule to find your class codes.
- DCS codes were emailed to parents via AERIES. IF you did not get an email (and it is not in your spam folder) let us know by emailing email@example.com.
We do not expect our parents or students to be tech support wizards and if you have any issues please contact our TLC tech at firstname.lastname@example.org
They will be working with all staff and students to help with any issues.
Most importantly, DO NOT PANIC. We fully understand things do not always work as they should but working with technology and the challenges to provides to part of the education process as well. It is a skill students will need in the future just like Math and Science etc.
Take care TLC families and see you all Tomorrow.