Best Practices
  • Why?
    • $400 laptop keyboard expenses
    • 47 out of the 50 power adapters were bad
  • SynchronEyes
  • Lab is not rolled - stays in a specified location
  • Every student is assigned a computer number
  • Teachers assign students a computer number
  • If there is an issue with a computer, BLT goes to see student
  • Teacher takes the computer out of the cart and puts it back into the cart
  • Flashdrives used and caps are placed in a certain location on the laptop while they are working.
  • If student leaves computer, there is a process - laptop is closed and flashdrive is placed on top of the closed laptop
  • Student shuts the computer down. If the student does not shut it down, BLT goes to see the student.
  • Pockets available for mice. Cables are tucked into the pocket.
  • Electrical ties/velcro used to secure the power adapter. Battery packs are secured.
  • Stick to the rules - "this is what I am being told"
  • Cart Parent
  • Sign out sheet - works well at the high school
  • "Speeding Ticket" for abusing the keyboard
  • Use the grade level planning meeting to share tech integration ideas
  • Look at the elementary computer curriculum, share ideas
  • Scheduling options
    • Google calendar
    • Schedule in office
  • If there is an issue with a computer on a cart, put a sticky note.
  • Desktop Labs
    • Leave note if computer isn't working. Leave note on whiteboard/clipboard. BLT will submit into ticket and indicate so on either the whiteboard/clipboard.
    • Assign computer
    • Turn on Monday morning and shut down on Friday
  • Students cleaning laptops
  • Consequences for misuse.