Securing the mobile carts (ie: scrambling the padlocks), cords neatly
stowed, batteries charged, etc. was a topic of discussion at a staff
meeting afgter we had the same problem. Everyone agreed that they want
the carts easily accessible. Thus they agreed to be more responsible.
No problems since. Yea staff!
On Dec 3, 2008, at 7:41 PM, Bryan Thompson wrote:
> I've got another one for you. It has come to my attention that our
> Bretford cart combination lock combinations are common knowledge to
> all the kids. This is due to a combination of teachers leaving the
> locks unscrambled, the kids watching the teacher unlock the lock,
> and just curious students using their math skills while the teacher
> isn't looking. I did a google search on padlocks, and one of the
> first items I saw was a utube movie of a kid picking a maximum
> security BRINKS padlock. I'm now wondering if any kind of locking
> system is worth it. Anyhow, what kind of locks are you using in your
> schools? I'd need a lock with multiple keys, or a key that can be
> copied. This of course makes me nervous too, but we need to get some
> kind of working system in place - other than locking the carts away
> in a room from everyone.
> Bryan Thompson
> Technology Coordinator
> Winooski School District
> Winooski, VT 05404