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Thanks Eric.
I found the tips about battery life especially useful.
We are finding much confusion about this and would love to do a "get the
most life out of your battery" handout to go with the laptops.  Probably the
same folks who recycle voluntarily would pay attention.
The other thing we see is power cord damanage issues (which I'm guilty of
too). Lots  of it has to do with bad design on the laptop manufacturer.

About the PD.. not counting my chickens yet.  We got a faculty meeting
recently to go over some FERPA and other compliance issues
http://sites.google.com/a/stacsvt.org/tech-dept/home/tech-training/safetyethicssecuritytechtraining

And we did subscribe to Atomic Learning this year.  I'm hoping to get folks
using it.  We'll see.  I'll report back.
Thanks again for sharing everyone.  It made this part of my job a lot easier
to pull the best from each of you.

Lucie




On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Lucie -
>
> 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
> priorities!
>
> Additional suggestions for this document are welcome!
>
> E
>
>
>
> on 12/20/09 4:51 PM, Lucie deLaBruere wrote:
>
> > Eric,
> >
> > In your form you have something that says
> > "Laptop users will familiarize themselves with the ³Use and Treatment of
> > Laptop Computers² 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?
> >
> > Lucie
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >> ago
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Eric
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>>
> >>> thanks,
> >>
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