I've lost count of how many times I've clicked the box that says “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions” without actually reading the terms and conditions. It is really easy to scroll past the time consuming and tedious fine print but it is extremely essential to know what you are agreeing to.
You could unwittingly consent to something you are unaware of.
The terms and conditions are a legally binding contract and you need to be aware of what you are agreeing to. You do not want to waive your rights just to access a website or use a product. You could be giving permission for the distribution of your information that you share while using the website or product. Make sure that the terms and conditions express that your information is secure.
You could unintentionally violate the agreement and face consequences.
If you don’t read the terms and conditions you won’t understand your limitations while using the website or product. In some instances people were banned from the use of a product or site and denied a warranty. In extreme cases people were faced with felony charges.
Terms and conditions could be written better.
While it is true that you should thoroughly read any contract before signing, the terms and conditions set you up for failure. The average set of terms and conditions takes around twenty to thirty minutes to read through and most of the time it isn’t plainly stated in a way that people understand. The following link can help you write you're own terms and conditions in a user friendly way. https://www.upcounsel.com/how-to-write-terms-of-service
5 Useful Notability Tips and Tricks
Notability, a 10 dollar very useful writing and typing app that can import almost any type of file besides videos or gifs for working, drawing, designing and much more! Notability like most apps has nice hidden features and tricks that are actually very helpful and make your life easier on notability! So let’s get started!
1. Scissor Magic
If you select the scissors and draw a circle around your shape or object you drew, you can adjust its size, simply pinch the screen to make it smaller or drag out your fingers to make it bigger, and feel free to drag it around to place it somewhere else?
Also if you circle an object or drawing with the scissors you can tap inside the circle and a helpful menu pops up such as copy cut convert to text delete and style, if you tap style you can change the color of the selected object and the size of the font too!
3. Two Notes in 1 Page
If you swipe to the left on the left side of the screen, your recent opened notes will show up or you can search a note, but if you tap the 3 dots you can view and edit a different note while your original note is still open, so you can look at notes and do homework at the same time!
4. Paper Fun
If you tap the wrench in the right upper corner you can open a menu where you can change the paper style and even set a grid and grid size to help with any kind of drawing and math!
5. Page Finding
If you have a long presentation and need to find a specific slide you can tap the three papers in the upper right corner and you can find bookmarked pages and search for a specific slide!
I hope these 5 tips help and have a fun experience on notability with these 5 life easing tips and tricks!
Have you ever had the problem of going onto Facebook and being hacked? Well there are plenty of ways we can fix that. First, try making your password as complicated as you can, but make it to where only you can remember. You can add periods or even numbers to your password, which will help a lot. When you create your password it helps to not use that password for any of apps. Next, you can go into your security settings and hit login alerts. When you do that it will send alerts to your phone number to show that someone has logged into Facebook. You have to make sure you hit save changes or none of those things will work. After, you can see where you're logged in at. You can do that by clicking on, “See where you’re logged in.” That helps you see where you are logged it at, and what dates you accessed your Facebook. Finally, just don’t accept friend requests to people you do not know. Hackers can create fake accounts, and try to add you. If they add you they can tag you in posts, or try to send you weird messages. Make sure you check your privacy options, and make sure it is set to “Friends.” Be careful about information you post to the public. If you follow these steps it should stop problems of hackers to your Facebook.
By: Madeline Winter
As classrooms change supplies from paper to iPads, many students and teachers have their preferred app. Pages and Google Docs are two apps that are constantly compared. Apps like Pages and Google Docs have similar features. Pages and Google Docs are both word processing programs. Both apps save your documents automatically and you don’t have to name your file before you start.
One reason teachers and students enjoy using Google Docs is because of its ability to make suggestions and editing. In Google Docs, students can send their documents to other students by typing in their email address. Then the students can add edits and suggestions to their documents. These edits will appear as sticky notes and will highlight the text that needs to be fix. The student can then accept these changes. However, one downfall of Google Docs is the inability to upload videos. Google Docs users cannot upload videos on their iPad.
Pages is used in classrooms because it can be used to collaborate on project. There are also features like animated drawings and presenter mode. Presenter mode is used to easily read and auto scroll text while presenting. Pages also has several different charts and students can also save and share drawings made in Pages. While many believe that Pages is perfect, users must be using the same iOS version and app version to collaborate. Also, Pages users have to export their documents as a word document or PDF if they are sharing Pages with someone who doesn’t have Pages. If they export their document as a PDF, they will lose all the video, animation, and audio features.
There are many pros and cons for both apps. Comment below some of your pros and cons of using Pages and Google Docs.
Have you wondered what SWAT class is? I've had quite a few people ask me what it is. SWAT class is a technology based class. Our team tries to find tips, that might make using an iPad easier. SWAT stands for Students Working to Advance Technology. The SWAT team class was started in 2017-2018 by Katie Hamlin, Zach English, and Mrs. Orton to help teachers and students use technology. SWAT exists because it is an opportunity for our team to help others with their iPad if they need it.
This year the team is working towards becoming Apple Student Mentors, which means we go in depth to learn about all of the Apple apps. As Apple Student Mentor Candidates we do much more than it seems. One of the big things we’ve learned about so far this year is Apple’s Culture of Learning
We’ve learned what Apple’s philosophy is, how they do things, and why they do things the way they do. We learned in order to better help others in their use of technology, we need to…
1. Make Connections, like with our information kind of link it together,
2. Work Together, help each other out,
3. Listen to Each Other, what does he or she have to say,
4. Take Risks, move outside the box, push ourselves,
5. Encourage Each Other, give one another advice,
6. Seek Solutions, there may be more than one way of doing things, maybe one way is better than the other,
7. Share our Learning, share what we’ve learned with others.
We first have to learn those topics before we can go any deeper in SWAT class. If you want to learn more about SWAT, you can visit our blog here, https://kchsswatteam.weebly.com Thanks for reading!
By Joseph Aaronson
3D printing is an incredibly flexible and limitless tool for quickly making tools or objects for a wide variety of things, but over time problems begin to emerge when the printer begins to show its signs of wear. I have been given the privilege of being able to use the 3D printer in our print room, a Makerbot Replicator 2X, for projects in classes of mine. I was also the go-to guy for assistance with classmates because I have had experience working with them prior to using the printer here, thanks to having access to one at home.
After spending some time calibrating and several hours of rest printing to work out kinks, a 3D printer should work flawlessly with anything you throw at it. In the right hands, a single 300-400 dollar printer can last thousands of hours before beginning to wear out. However, when using the school’s 3D printer, the experience has not been very positive, mainly because of one big problem.
Our 3D printer’s main problem that keeps it from working properly is a complete lack of plate adhesion. With normal 3D printers, the melted plastic that is being pushed out at the beginning of a print sticks to the plate of metal that holds the build, using tape, glue, or a combination of several things. The school’s 3D printer no longer has this as much as it should. As the ABS plastic used by the printer cools during the process of printing, if the build plate is either too hot or too cold the plastic will cool unevenly and warp, pulling itself off of the plate and popping off mid-print. In normal cases this is a non issue, because any warping that the print would do is prevented by a strong adhesion to the build plate and careful preparation to make sure that it cool evenly, But since the printer we have been using for years no longer manages to get the plastic to stick, almost every print fails due to the print coming off mid-printing.
The 3D printer has logged over 900 hours of printing, put along the way have accumulated some large problems that need fixing if the printer is expected to print well again. And while the problems with the printer can be fixed with several hours of tinkering and troubleshooting, the problems likely wouldn’t have arisen if the students working with it were more knowledgeable with the 3D printer, which is why I want to make more blog posts like these so students have a pool of resources to use to make sure that the printer is well maintained and in tip-top shape from here on.
By: Katie Hamlin
The new iOS 12 update came out on September 17. There are some great new features that were added to help make our iPad more efficient. Below is a short video that explains al of the new features. Few of my favorite new
- How to access the control center
- The new grouped notifications
- How to swipe out of apps