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At proctor,  I use a combonation of things.  In the classroom I let the teachers install their own software, so they don't have to come running to me everytime they purchase a new version of Oragon Trail.  In the lab I use deepfreeze which will wipe any info on the machines upon restart.  This is nice because it allows for teachers to install software on a lab machine to use for a short but after a restart it is back to the original set up.  I have restricted students from installing things as best i can through group policies in Active Directory.

If there is a request for software to be installed permanently on the lab machines they have to send a teqh request form to me, and i get it done.    http://www.proctorelem.org/technology/tr.htm.

Other bennifitial sotware
        ScriptLogic (http://www.scriptlogic.com/) - this is a substitute for logon scrips, pricy but worth it.  One nice thing about it is that you can manage installed printers form a central location.
        Photoplus 6 - Free photo editor with layers, similar to photoshop but free (http://www.askbj.com/progs/photoplus6free.exe)
        OCS Inventory - Free network inventory program that has the abilty to track software licenses. (http://ocsinventory.sourceforge.net/en/index.php)
        VBDoodle - http://www.hopkinsprogramming.net/products/vbdoodle/
        logon.exe - Remotely log a computer lab in with a specific username, great for k-3 students who use the computers but don't need an individual username.   I just got this working today, when I fine-toon the setup of it i will post it to my website.  You can look at some of the other software i have found by going to http://www.askbj.com/downloads.htm


Bjorn Behrendt
Technology Director
Proctor School District
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School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 10:20 AM -0500 wrote:
In anticipation of our new server purchase and installation this summer,
Grand Isle SU is looking for the following information.

What software does your school/district make available to all networked
workstations for students and or teachers?

What is the process for accomodating individual teacher requests for
software installation?

Thanks,

Stephanie Taylor
Library Media Specialist
Grand Isle School
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