Saturday, December 02, 2006


I want to review the protocol for smart passwords. Be ready in the first week of January to change your password. This will get you all through grading and report cards. Think of it as a New Year's Resolution you can't avoid.

I found the following rules for smart passwords at the Portland State University User Support Services. A smart password...

  • must have at least six characters
  • must not appear in any dictionary
  • must contain both lowercase and uppercase alphabetic characters
  • must contain a number
  • should contain non-alphanumeric characters such as !, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), etc

If you have a question about creating a password you can email me. coakes

Many of you have asked about the amount of SPAM some of us are getting in our mailboxes. One way to work around this is to get rid of the email PDF form on our district page and make it unreadable by SPAMbots.

The next PDF may look like this   

  school address

Staff user names:


Then our community will  have to put the two things, user names and school address together on their own. This prevents SPAMbots from having it all laid out for them.

Over and out


Collaborative Content Coach for Technology


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