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Watching High Schoolers handle "loose" laptop cases I will respectfully
disagree: the backpack stays against their backs most of the time, and
eventually they learn to handle it like the $700 package it is... exterior
cases get put down and stepped on, banged against doorways and desks, etc.
etc.




*Eric Hall*
*Technology Integration Specialist*
*Mount Mansfield Union High School*
*Chittenden East SU*


On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi,  We never let students put their laptops in their backpacks.  Student
> forget what is in their backpack and laptops get broken.  Just look at the
> giant piles of backpacks before kids get on a bus or at a sports game.
>
> -Amanda Bickford
> Manchester Elementary Middle School
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> We purchased the EndoX case designed for HP3115 this year, and this was
>> specifically to avoid the rate of damage we had last year with soft cases.
>> It's a hard "crush proof" case and worth the little bit extra. One
>> observation about the soft cases (aside from breakage) is that many laptops
>> "squeezed" into backpacks are already showing keyboard damage on the
>> screens... the hard case should alleviate that. I am pushing kids to keep
>> them in their backpacks as well, as I believe much of the damage we saw
>> last year was outside the backpack when cases were carried "loose" (and
>> swinging around, etc.
>>
>> True: these a little more bulky, but not much bigger than an average
>> science textbook... the protection is worth it.
>>
>> This year's first broken laptop came in this morning, and although the
>> student CLAIMED it was in the case and in his backpack, the backpack didn't
>> have room for it and the crack pattern (vertical lines on the edge, no case
>> damage) indicates it was likely stepped on.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Eric Hall*
>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Lisa Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Anyone have a suggestion for a laptop bag that they really have been
>>> happy with for 1:1 projects.   We have HP Notebooks and looking for
>>> purchasing cases that are not too bulky but protect the computers.   We had
>>> a neoprene one the first year and that one didn't seem to withstand some of
>>> the use by middle school students.   Last year we got a different bag but
>>> it is really bulky so looking for something in between the two if anyone
>>> has suggestions.
>>> Thanks
>>> Lisa
>>>
>>> --
>>> Lisa Jones Barry
>>> Technology Integration Specialist
>>> Essex Town School District
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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> Amanda Bickford
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