How do I... ?

Here's a list of questions you might have about how to use the ICT tools in our school.  At the foot of the page, there are a few general topics, but first are the more specific 'How Do I...?' questions.  Click on them to be taken to a more detailed look at each issue.
TEACHER QUESTIONS
  • What tools do I absolutely need to know about?
  • Google - isn't that just a search engine?
  • How do I access the VLE?  What do I use it for?
  • Where are the passwords kept?
  • How do I communicate with my class/colleagues/parents/the outside world?
  • When do I blog/email/chat?
  • How do I make a new document/spreadsheet/presentation?
  • How can I share documents I've created with the class or anyone else?
  • How can we make a school newspaper to be run by the students?
  • How can I create a test which automatically records student responses and marks them?
  • How can I make an 'online display board' for students and parents to see?
  • How can I set homework and check to see it's been handed in?
  • I've found a great image/video/document/web site.  How do I share that with my class?
  • How do I take photos?  Where do I store them?  
  • How do I use photos I've taken in my blogs/web sites/VLE pages?
  • How can I make a slideshow of photos I've taken?
  • What do I do with video or sound files I record?
  • How do I use video and audio I've taken in my blogs/web sites/VLE pages? 
  • How can we make a school radio station to be run by the students?
  • OK - I've got all that.  What else is worth getting to know?
STUDENT QUESTIONS
  • What tools do I need to know about?
  • How do I access the VLE?  What do I use it for?
  • Where can I find my user names and passwords?
GENERAL QUESTIONS
  • What are the information flows in our school?
  • What's the difference between the VLE, the web site, and the blogs and other tools we use?
  • Who should use which tool and why?
  • What do we mean by 'VLEcosystem' ?