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 >>> >>> >>> >>> >> >> This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family >> Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student >> information and you are not entitled to access such information under >> FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you >> destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to >> anyone. >> > > > > -- > Amanda Bickford > -- This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.