iTeach iLearn
Lenovo Tablet X41
Out of the Box Resource Manual
Technology as a teaching and learning tool

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    Lenovo Tablet X41 Out of the Box Resource Manual Technology as a teaching and learning tool...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents iTeach iLearn Classroom Package ...............1 Lenovo Tablet X41 as your Instructional Tool............2 Tablet Front View ....................3 Tablet Top View – Controls ................4 Tablet Left Side ....................5 Tablet Right Side....................6 Tablet Indicator Lights ..................7 Input Tools ......................8 TrackPoint Mouse .....................8 Tablet Digitizer Pen ...................9...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Application Tools....................37 Windows Journal .....................37 Opening Windows Journal ................38 Windows Journal Toolbar................39 Sticky Notes ....................40 File Management ....................41 Tablet PC Web Resources .................43 Tablet PC Basics.....................43 Tablet PC Applications ..................43 Tablet PC Resources ..................43 Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. 2008...

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    Credits and Acknowledgements Published by: Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. Hauppauge, New York 11788 No part of this reference guide may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Contact: Cynthia M. Getz Manager, New York City Education Group cgetz@customonline.com 631-630-1277...

  • Page 5: Iteach Ilearn Classroom Package

    Interactive Whiteboard on Floor Stand Integrated Audio System Datamation Laptop Cart Printer This Out of the Box manual will provide information on the Wireless Tablet – the Thinkpad X41 Tablet. The following is included with your Tablet: 1. Tablet 2. Battery 3. AC Adapter 4.

  • Page 6: Lenovo Tablet X41 As Your Instructional Tool

    Lenovo Tablet X41 as your Instructional Tool Operating System Windows XP Tablet Edition Display Size 12.1” Memory 512 MB Hard Drive 40 GB Wireless ThinkPad wireless network connections Security Absolute Computrace Optical External DVD drive Battery 8 cell Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.

  • Page 7: Tablet Front View

    Tablet Front View Components Description TrackPoint Apply pressure to move pointer. Mouse buttons Use center blue button with TrackPoint to scroll. Use red buttons for right and left mouse click. Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. 2008...

  • Page 8: Tablet Top View – Controls

    Tablet Top View – Controls Components Description Power Located in the lower left hand corner of the screen; press in to turn on. You will hear the famous “chime” which indicates the computer is starting up. It may take as long as a minute or two for the entire start- up process.

  • Page 9: Tablet Left Side

    Tablet Left Side Components Description Kensington Lock Used for attaching a lock and cable security apparatus. Modem Port Connects a modem cable. LAN Port Connects a LAN (Local Area Network) Ethernet cable. Connects peripherals with USB (Universal Serial Bus) cable connections. SD Card Reader Used for inserting a SD (Secure Digital) Card.

  • Page 10: Tablet Right Side

    Tablet Right Side Components Description AC In The connection for the AC adapter (power cord). VGA Out VGA (Video Graphics Array) cable connection port. Used for attaching an external computer monitor or projector. USB / Mini USB 2 ports. Connects peripherals with USB (Universal Serial Bus) or Mini USB cable connections.

  • Page 11: Tablet Indicator Lights

    Tablet Indicator Lights Indicator Description Wireless Status Green: Wireless is operational and radio on. Bluetooth Status Green: The Bluetooth is operational. Number Lock Green: The number lock is enabled. Caps Lock Green: Caps Lock is enabled. Green: Data is being read or written from hard drive. Drive in use Power on Green: The computer is on and ready to use.

  • Page 12: Input Tools

    Input Tools TrackPoint Mouse The keyboard contains a unique cursor-pointing device called the TrackPoint. A little red button nestled between the G, H, and B keys. Push it, like a miniature joystick, in any direction to move the mouse in that same direction.

  • Page 13: Tablet Digitizer Pen

    Tablet Digitizer Pen The X41 Tablet includes a digital pen that you use to control the computer and to write text in your own handwriting. The pen interacts with the Tablet whenever the tip is within .5 inches from the screen.

  • Page 14: Usb Storage Device

    USB Storage Device The term USB stands for Universal Service Bus. The USB port connects computers to external devices. An example of a USB device is a USB Storage Device often referred to as a Flash Drive or Thumb Drive. Use of USB Storage Device Files can be copied to and from this device.

  • Page 15: Battery Maintenance

    Battery Maintenance Battery Life Battery life varies based on many factors: screen brightness, applications running, power management, battery conditioning, and preference settings. Initial battery life is estimated at 4 – 5 hours. Changing the Battery 1. Turn the computer over, and slide the UNLOCK/LOCK latch on the bottom of the battery to the UNLOCK position.

  • Page 16: Tablet Proper Care Policies

    Tablet Proper Care Policies The Tablet is the property of the New York City Department of Education iLead Institute and is on loan to you to use as a tool for instructional leadership. It is your responsibility to keep your Tablet in good condition. This involves making sure it is stored in the device locker properly and kept clean.

  • Page 17: Taking Care Of The Screen

    Taking Care of the Screen Take particular caution with the screen. The screen is very susceptible to damage from excessive pressure. In particular, avoid grasping the Tablet by the screen with any force. Be certain to only use approved styluses on the screen. Should you need to clean the screen, use a clean, lint free, soft cloth.

  • Page 18: Maintaining Your Battery

    Maintaining your Battery Once a month it is a good idea to allow your battery to completely drain. If your battery is not charging, do not wiggle the power cord back and forth. Try removing and reinserting it again. Use only the battery that came with your Tablet. Use Standby mode for short periods of non-use time to conserve battery power and quickly resume working.

  • Page 19: Opening The Tablet

    Opening the Tablet 1. Open the Tablet by sliding the black button on the front and pulling open the lid using both hands in the middle of the screen. 2. Hold the bottom of the computer firmly with one hand, and lift the LCD screen lid with the other hand.

  • Page 20: Setting Up The Tablet As A Notebook

    4. Press the Tablet lock until you hear a click. The Tablet conversion is now complete. 5. In Tablet mode, the X41 Tablet display automatically responds to a change in orientation. 6. Using the Screen Rotation Button, you can manually change orientation.

  • Page 21: Power Management

    Power Management Putting your Tablet in Hibernate Mode The Windows XP operating system allows the user to put the Tablet into Hibernation. Hibernation places the Tablet into a rest mode, where the hard drive stops spinning and the screen shuts off, remembering where you were before entering Hibernation.

  • Page 22: Restarting Your Tablet From Hibernation

    Restarting your Tablet from Hibernation 1. To restart your computer from Hibernation, press the power button. 2. A “Resuming Windows” message will appear at the bottom of your screen. 3. Once the process is complete, the screen you left previous to Hibernation will appear.

  • Page 23: Input On A Tablet Pc

    Input on a Tablet PC The X41 Tablet is capable of different types of input dependant on whether you are using laptop or tablet mode. Laptop Mode Input: Keyboard Tablet Mode Inputs: Inking using Ink Aware Applications (Windows Journal, OneNote, MS...

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    The Tablet and Pen Settings menu will be available to customize the Settings, Display, Tablet Buttons, and Pen Options. Settings Tab In the Tablet and Pen Settings window, tap the Settings tab if it is not already selected. Handedness – Select the Right-handed or Left-handed radio button based on your need or preference.

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    1. Select Calibrate. 2. Tap the crosshair each time it appears on the screen, and then tap OK. Do not change your screen orientation until you have completed the calibration. 3. Select the pull down menu for each orientation as you need to calibrate the screen for both possible orientations.

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    Tablet Buttons Tab Select the Tablet Buttons tab. Button settings can be customized for each orientation. Customize Tablet Buttons and Actions to suit your personal preference from the drop down menu. 1. Highlight the Tablet Button line item you would like to modify. 2.

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    Pen Options Tab Select the Pen Options tab to customize your pen actions. Pen actions work just like mouse actions. 1. Chose the “Double-tap” Pen Action. 2. Select Settings. The Settings option allows you to adjust the double-tap speed and the spatial tolerance between taps. 3.

  • Page 28: Tablet Pc Input Panel

    Tablet PC Input Panel The Input Panel is an on-screen keyboard and writing pad. With Input Panel, you can type text without your standard keyboard. Input Panel converts handwriting to text and you can make corrections quickly and easily before inserting text. The Input Panel icon appears automatically when you tap the location on the screen where you want to insert text, for example, in the middle of a paragraph in a Microsoft Office Word 2003 document.

  • Page 29: Writing Pad

    Select Dock at Top of Screen, Dock at Bottom of Screen, or Undock. The Input Panel offers three entry modes—the Writing Pad, the Character Pad, and the On-screen Keyboard. Writing Pad The Writing Pad option in the Input Panel converts ink to text dynamically. 1.

  • Page 30: Character Pad

    Character Pad The Character Pad also converts your ink to text. The character pad is useful when you need the highest levels of accuracy, for example, when you' re entering an email address or a URL. Characters that you enter into the character pad are immediately converted to text, so you can spot and fix any errors immediately.

  • Page 31: Pen Input And Handwriting Tips

    Pen Input and Handwriting Tips Hold the pen as if you are writing with a pencil or a pen. Position your hand on the pen so that you will not accidentally press the pen buttons. As you monitor the movements of the pen, focus on the pointer on the screen, not on the tip of the pen.

  • Page 32: Tablet Pc Input Panel Customization

    Tablet PC Input Panel Customization You can customize the Tablet PC Input Panel based on your personal preferences, such as inserting text automatically, changing the ink thickness, and defining the amount of space between the lines in the writing area. 1.

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    To Customize the Writing Pad 1. Click on the Writing Pad tab. 2. Customize Appearance by changing the Ink Thickness and amount of space between lines. 3. Customize Automatic text insertion to automatically insert text after a pause. To Customize Speech Click on the Speech tab.

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    Dictating to your computer enables you to save thoughts or ideas immediately, before you forget them. You can use speech features and your tablet pen at the same time. Use the microphone to enter text, and then use the pen to correct and format the text.

  • Page 35: Windows Xp Basic Functionality

    Windows XP Basic Functionality Term Description Active Window Refers to the window in which you are currently working. The active window has the color title bar (not the gray one). Control Menu Box Obtained when you right-click on a window' s title bar. This box provides options to restore, move, size, minimize or maximize the selected window or close the application.

  • Page 36: Task Bar

    Task Bar The Task Bar contains the Start button, an area that displays icons for each program you have open, the time, and the System Tray. It is generally located at the bottom of the screen, however, you can relocate the Task Bar by left-clicking on it and dragging it to either the top of the screen or to either the far left or right side of the screen.

  • Page 37: Identifying Desktop Features

    Identifying Desktop Features Start Button Use the Start Button to start a program, open a document, change system settings, get Help, and find files, folders, or another networked computer. The Start button is found on the Task Bar. When you click on the Start button, the following menu appears: Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.

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    The Start Menu consists of the following commands: This Command Does this... My Documents Opens the My Documents folder. My Recent Documents Displays a list of recently opened documents. My Pictures Opens the My Pictures folder. My Music Opens the My Music folder. My Computer Opens the My Computer folder.

  • Page 39: Identifying The Desktop Icons

    Identifying the Desktop Icons Note that the icons marked with a double asterisk (**) require that you be connected to the network in order for you to use them properly. Icon Description Double-click on this icon to display your computer’s contents, including the files stored on this computer, hard disk drives, devices with removable storage and network drives.

  • Page 40: Switching Between Programs

    Starting Programs 1. Click on the Start button and scroll up to All Programs. A list of the available programs will display. 2. Locate the application you want to start and click on it. 3. If there is a small arrow next to a folder name, this indicates that if you click on this folder, another menu will appear, displaying more options.

  • Page 41: Application Tools

    Application Tools Windows Journal Windows Journal is a basic note-taking accessory that was created specifically for the Tablet PC. You can use it to capture handwritten notes and drawings, convert handwritten notes to text, import graphics files, and share notes with others.

  • Page 42: Opening Windows Journal

    Opening Windows Journal 1. Click on Start. 2. Chose All Programs. 3. Chose Windows Journal. Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. 2008...

  • Page 43: Windows Journal Toolbar

    Windows Journal Toolbar Along the top of your screen, as with other familiar Office products, you have a standard set of visual shortcuts to specific functions of Journal. Starting at the far left, the shortcuts are: New Note: Use this to create a new note. View Recent Notes: Use this to navigate to notes you have previously created.

  • Page 44: Sticky Notes

    An additional toolbar to open up when in journal, for simplicity of pen color change is found under: View -> Toolbars -> Format When you click on format, you will see this toolbar pop up: With this formatting toolbar, you will be able to tap a color with the pen, and then begin writing in the chosen color.

  • Page 45: File Management

    File Management Each document, presentation, and picture is saved as a file. The default location that Windows uses when saving a file is the My Documents folder. It is recommended that users create a hierarchal folder structure and save files in the appropriate folder.

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    3. Select the Create New Folder icon located in the title bar of the Save As window. 4. When the New Folder appears, it appears with the default name New Folder. While this name is highlighted, rename the folder. 5. If the folder name is not highlighted, right-click on the folder, and left-click Rename from the context menu that appears.

  • Page 47: Tablet Pc Web Resources

    Tablet PC Web Resources Tablet PC Basics Tablet PC Ink http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/CH010342051033.aspx Tablet PC Input Panel with Gesture http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/learnmore/inputpanel.mspx Correct Text with Input Panel http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/pen/correcttext.mspx Customize your Tablet PC http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/evaluation/overviews/options.mspx Customize for Power Tablet Use http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/expert/vanwest_03may28po wertab.mspx Working with Pen and Ink http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/pen/default.mspx Tablet PC Applications Ink Integration with Office Applications...

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