Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lesson 7

Lesson 7-Computers Never Forget

Unlike students computers have an amazing capacity to remember passwords and logins.

They never forget to send message just because your working offline. And just because your friend wasn't connected to the internet last night, when you sent them that really important skype message!. You have no need to worry about it because, as soon as your friend connects to the internet at school, that message is sure to pop up, with it's characteristic ding. Yep, you've guessed it right in the middle of your maths lesson. And you know exactly how your maths teachers going to react to that.

So here is what you need to do with skype and any other annoying program that's demanding your attention during your important lesson times.

1. Firstly and most importantly go to the program and take a tick out of the box that says - start me up when I'm connected to the internet (on skype the sign on button is at the top right of the screen).
That way then you have to deliberately sign in to the program to use it, and it can't annoy you any more.

2. If the program still annoys you like Moodle messages and you can't stop it from popping up. Close it down immediately before your teacher sees it.

In everything you have a choice and you really don't need to reply to those messages in your maths lesson. Do You?

Next-Lesson 8-Spam Filters Don't Care

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