The Book:

NCTE's Position Paper on 21st Century Literacy

Initial Bootup:

  • Accept license, choose keyboard layout, login: [School name], put in password [mascot], select auto login, choose time zone, click Finish.

  • Setup Wireless: Internet Tab, Wireless Networks, LPS-PODNET-1 strongest signal, enable wireless checked, connect.

  • Open Web, accept the AUP.

  • Configure Web: Internet Tab, launch Web, accept AUP if necessary, Edit-Preferences:

  • Privacy . Edit>Setting>Privacy

  • Check Remember visited pages for 2 days, uncheck forms/search and downloaded

  • Check always clear my private data when I close Firefox, uncheck ask me


  • Passwords – uncheck remember passwords for sites, then Close Attempt Software Update: Settings,

  • Add/Remove Software, let it check for updates, Settings and Updates tab for system updates, try installing important system updates. Also click Preferences, turn off check for updates automatically, automatically download. Check Only show the taskbar icon when attention is required.

  • Volume: Settings Tab, turn both Volume and Mic all the way up

  • StarOffice: Work Tab, launch Documents, accept license, etc, don’t register. Tools-Options, expand Load/Save, click General – change text to Word, spreadsheet to Excel, Presentation to PowerPoint 97/2000/XP.

How to Print:

  • Add Printer: Settings Tab, Printers, Add, Network Printer, Other, name (begin with alpha, no spaces), default connection (AppSocket/HP JetDirect), IP Address, Next, Printer Model Default Settings and click Next, click Finish, OK.

How to Save to a Thumbdrive:

Videos of students demonstrating these processes