All of these questions have been answered by folks that took part in the one to One initiative that took place back in 04-07.
Two people you should talk to ...
Paul Smith in Brattleboro ... Had the Oak Grove Elementary school one to one for three years... And did the insurance thing...
Jeff Everett in the Northeast. Two schools had one to one for three years... Also did the insurance thing
...and both of them have grappled with all of these questions...
They should be able to help....
Education Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ed Barry
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Subject: One-to One Computing
We are thinking about doing some one-to-one computing in Milton with Netbooks.
If anyone has any experience with this, or is planning on doing it and has thought this through, I would appreciate your input.
1. Do you insure them or do you offer insurance as an option to parents?
2. What liability do students/parents take when they get a laptop? Can they opt out?
3. Do you use a student/parent permission form? If so, could you share a copy?
4. Can they take these home at night, over vacations? What about summer?
5. Do you provide any cases for protection?
6. What do you provide for software?
7. What do you use for virus protection?
8. Do you "officially" monitor their use in any way? if so, how?
9. What else should I be thinking about?
Director of Information Technology Services Milton Town School District
42 Herrick Avenue
Milton, VT 05468
(802)893-3210 FAX 893-3227
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