Gr.1 iPad Parent Info Session 2018

Thank you for all the parents who attended the Gr.1 MacBook Parent Info Session 2018.  Some important dates and info to remember:

1. All Gr.1-3 student iPads will need to be purchased new through the school’s Apple Reseller partner (Senco-Masslink Technology Ltd.) to meet School’s iPad management requirements.

2. Purchase Online Portal: http://www.eduoffer.com

3. Student school email addresses can be obtained from the Prep students’ pink communication book.

4. Important Dates:

  • May 7, 2018:
    • First day to make an order
  • May 31, 2018:
    • Last day to make an order
  • August 20 onwards, 2018:
    • iPad delivery to class during the first week of school

If you have any questions, please contact OneDoor (onedoor@cdnis.edu.hk).

 

Backup and Restore your WordPress Blog and Portfolio (for Leavers)

Here is the link to the tutorial that will teach you how to export the WordPress blog (or the student iFolio) and import it in a new personal WordPress site. In the process, you will be asked to put in the staff or students’ credentials to access the site.

Student blog site address is : http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/

Login Username is : student number

Login Password is : student’s network password (if forgot, please obtain from OneDoor)

If a leaving student has a WordPress account, it can be exported and imported onto a new personal WordPress account. Please be reminded that the free WordPress personal blog doesn’t restore your media files (ie. photos, videos, audio files). If needed, after importing onto a new site, the media files could be downloaded to a personal space for storage. Or choose to apply for a paid (with media) WordPress account at https://wordpress.com/.

Students should export their WordPress files before the last day of attending CDNIS.  After that the account will be disabled.

See this video tutorial (https://vimeo.com/116316322) for instructions.

Turn off Data Roaming when traveling abroad

Avoid hefty roaming charges when travelling to your overseas destination.
Learn how to turn off Cellular Data and Data Roaming.

In Settings, tap Cellular or Mobile (UK English).

In the Cellular pane, Tap Cellular Data Options or Mobile Data Options

Make sure the Data Roaming toggle is off

Adjusting resolution while using AirPlay

AirPlay is a convenient way of wireless projection. However, the default resolution may not always be the perfect fit. Learn how to adjust the Apple TV’s resolution with this guide.

Photo Attribution CDNIS Media Team

  1. Activate AirPlay with the Apple TV in your room.
  2. Locate System Preference on the Apple Menu.
  3. Locate the Displays pane in System Preferences.
  4. Locate the Apple TV-RoomNumber (AirPlay) window, it’s usually on the AppleTV side.
    If you’re unable to find this window, click Gather Windows.
  5. Select Scaled, and find 1280 x 720 from the drop-down menu, which effectively lowers the resolution.
  6. Check if the new resolution looks better on the projector.
  7. If you prefer the previous resolution, revert by clicking 1080p or Default for display

Taking attendance on Blackbaud

This is how you take attendance on Blackbaud on the CDNIS Portal.

Attendance Types

  • Lower School
    – Day Attendance
    – Homeroom Teachers Only
  • Upper School
    – Class Attendance
    – All Subject Teacher

Attendance Codes

  • A – Unexcused Absence
  • AE – Excused Absence (by the School)

Tardy Codes

  • L  – Unexcused Late
  • EL – Excused Late (by the School)

 

1.  Log into CDNIS Portal with your staff number (e.g. P0007)
2.  Choose faweb
3.  Click Attendance

Remember to mark the Attendance Taken for that day.

Click Save.

Photo Attribution CDNIS Media Team