Here is what I have been using. Kudos to you (and your admin) for getting PD
time in the schedule! The best I can do is to pass this in front of people
in a 15 minute session as I give them their rebuilt laptops each summer. In
our system this is only SPED, Guidance and Admin (about 20 staff with little
turnover) so it's pretty straightforward. It would/will be a very different
picture if we begin deploying laptops to a larger number of staff.
Our ongoing issue is time for training: I have little time with teachers
beyond 1:1 or team meetings that they solicit (which means I don;t see
everyone) and an occasional 15 minutes in staff meetings. Too many
Additional suggestions for this document are welcome!
on 12/20/09 4:51 PM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:
> In your form you have something that says
> "Laptop users will familiarize themselves with the ≥Use and Treatment of
> Laptop Computers≤ guidelines provided by the District IT Team. "
> Can you share those guidelines?
> I'm working on a form that uses many of the guidelines you have all shared.
> Thank you very much for sharing.
> I'm considering a asking that those who get a laptop attend a
> "retooling" PD sessions which could be hands on or online. Perhaps every
> 2 years? I'm not sure if that will be looked at favorably yet. Feedback?
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> We use the attached for staff laptops, however it does not explicitly state
>> that staff are financially responsible for theft or damage. The teacher who
>> ran over a school video camera at his daughter's soccer game a few years
>> replaced it... The two laptops destroyed by coffee (in the building) were
>> fortunately covered by accidental damage warranties. We do not tend to loan
>> out other equipment, and in particular prohibit borrowing LCD projectors.
>> on 11/13/09 9:17 AM, Sylvia Gagne wrote:
>>> As we are starting to get more "portable" equipment, staff are asking to
>>> take equipment home. While we encourage this, heaven knows they don't
>>> have time at school to "try-out' and play around with new tools, we feel
>>> there needs to be basic guidelines.
>>> How are other schools dealing with equipment being taken off site? Do
>>> you have a form that must be signed? What are staff liable for -
>>> damage, loss, stolen equipment?
>>> If anyone has a form they don't mind sharing, that would be great.
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