To clarify, we use the model Lucie and Nick explained.  The time stamp issue comes up with us because we allow teachers to check out just a few devices off of our mobile labs for small activities, so we have deactivated the feature where it rejects a reservation if one is already made for that time slot.  This a problem of our own creation and rarely comes up anymore.  

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
802.222.4077 x208
802.222.5196 fax

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Nick Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'll second Lucie's recommendation of Google resource calendars. We have them set up for our mobile carts, computer labs, portable sensor suites for the science department, specialized tests, etc. As she said, the resource simply doesn't appear if it's already booked during the time period the person has input. We do occasionally have overlaps when someone tries to adjust a scheduled resource to a longer period.

I've attached a picture of today's calendar. These are just the resources that they have to come to IT to get. Inline image 1

Nick Clark
Information Technology Technician
Champlain Valley Union HS

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We have been using Google Calendar Appointment Slots for about a year, implemented literally two weeks before Google announced they were retracting this feature... fortunately they recanted and it works well.

Pros: free, easy to access, no extra login, built-in notification, gets people to look at their GooCal if they haven't previously (maybe)

Cons: the time slots are fixed (may not work for K-4) and since we do a block schedule it was time-consuming to set up the slots. 

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

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On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Amy Truchon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello School IT:

For those of you who manage flexible computer lab or other tech resource scheduling in your elementary school (and find it successful) what is your model, parameters, limitations, etc. for this?  

Thank you in advance!

Amy T.
Technology Integration Specialist
Burlington School District
Burlington, VT 05041

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