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Exactly. We're asking them to use bookmarks, extensions and apps so sync
becomes very useful. That said, as 1:1 creeps up the ranks it will no
longer be necessary.

Here's what I developed for
Ubuntu<https://docs.google.com/a/cesuvt.org/document/d/1-RVTMA_DbaAHk7hRHsut2mNv9ArD5BIGUudXbl-Z6dQ/edit>and
I bet it could work in other platforms with some tweaks.

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

*No trees were injured in the creation of this message, but a significant
number of electrons were inconvenienced.*


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Eric, is that so students can sign into Chrome and get their bookmarks and
> apps?  The incognito trick does not allow a user to log into the Chrome
> Browser, just GAFE.
>
> Also have you looked at the local group policies for Chrome.  They have
> them for Windows, Linux and Mac.
> https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202?hl=en
>
>
>
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> Create Google folders for your class.
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Another option for single-user computers sharing a browser profile: I
>> worked out a script (only Ubuntu thus far) that deletes the Chrome profile
>> and replaces it with a default profile before the app launches. Down side:
>> History is lost. Up side: No more popping in to other people's accounts.
>>
>> I was working with a student to do the same under Mac OS, and I bet it
>> could be done in Windows too (rm, cp default, apply permissions)
>>
>> *Eric Hall*
>> *Technology Integration Specialist*
>> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
>> *Chittenden East SU*
>>
>> *No trees were injured in the creation of this message, but a significant
>> number of electrons were inconvenienced.*
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> The advantage is management, and only works if you move to a cloud-based
>>> model for resources.  If you still use Word then your hands are tied and
>>> you have to use the classic AD model, which seems to be the case you are in
>>> Bob.
>>>
>>> I don't have to deal with default profiles.  Students are working on the
>>> computer instantly instead of waiting to log on.   They use GAFE for
>>> productivity.    The goal is to eliminate local servers.   Only students in
>>> the CAD classes have network storage, everywhere else they save to drive
>>> (using the web interface).
>>>
>>> The browsers are set to incognito so as soon as they close the browser
>>> it logs them out of every web resource.  If you use Securly as your content
>>> filter which uses GAFE instead of AD, you get decent logs of where a
>>> student has been from any device regardless of weather they are connected
>>> to AD or not.
>>>
>>> The map drive app from my original post works even if a student has a
>>> program open.  So if the previous student forgets to log-off (using the
>>> app) and the new one starts working then all they need to do is run the app
>>> with their credentials and it gets remapped.    This is even nicer than AD
>>> profiles because if a student accidentally created something with another
>>> user logged into the computer their work was lost, now it can be fixed
>>> while the program is still open.
>>>
>>> 1:1, BYOT, Tablets, Chromebooks.  The new technology no longer fits the
>>> previous AD network model, we can either jerry-rig them into a previous
>>> setup, or we can rebuild the network infrastructure to better incooperate
>>> these devices.
>>>
>>> Microsoft Word is the killer.  Get rid of it and your options as a
>>> network admin opens up a lot of opportunities.   At this point in time I
>>> think MS. Word is holding back innovation both educationally and
>>> technically.
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>> Create Google folders for your class.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Bob Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Other than saving login/logout time, and not having to delete old
>>>> profiles
>>>> now and then (which can be automated) I'm wondering what you gain.  The
>>>> things I like about separate profiles are many.
>>>>
>>>> Each student has their own browser history in all three major browsers,
>>>> which has helped me pinpoint who did things they shouldn't.
>>>>
>>>> If a kid inadvertently saves his work locally, another student cannot
>>>> delete it.
>>>>
>>>> If students tell a browser to keep them logged in to a site, like FB,
>>>> that
>>>> doesn't get shared with other students.
>>>>
>>>> the event log logs login/logout times, if a machine is tampered with, I
>>>> can tell who was the last one to use it.  This fall, for instance, a kid
>>>> went into the BIOS on a lab machine and put a password on it.  Well,
>>>> that's easily fixed on desktop machines, but then I went into the event
>>>> log, saw who last used it, gave his house asst principal that info, who
>>>> had a talk with the student, he confessed, and was disciplined.
>>>>
>>>> In the case of our cart laptops, it's kind of a pain, because if the
>>>> wireless isn't working, the kids can't log in, but what used to happen
>>>> before I used separate profiles is they'd grab a machine, fire up word,
>>>> spend a whole period working on a paper, then try to print it, and that
>>>> wouldn't work, just as the bell is ringing, and they're trying to go.
>>>>  Now
>>>> they find out right off the bat that there's a problem, and grab a
>>>> different laptop.  They'd find out with this script, too, but I'm
>>>> guessing
>>>> a fair number would start typing, then try to save, realize they hadn't
>>>> run the script, try it, and then have problems at the end of class
>>>> instead
>>>> of the beginning.
>>>>
>>>> Kids can have their accounts revoked for cause.  True, they can still
>>>> use
>>>> the ipads, but we have GAFE and Active Directory synced, so suspending
>>>> an
>>>> account in AD knocks them off the Chromebooks, too, so it's still a 90%
>>>> solution for us.  We even have the Macs set up for AD logins.  We didn't
>>>> use to, but teachers of the classrooms where Macs are used actually
>>>> asked
>>>> me for that, the desktops of the macs got too cluttered, and no one knew
>>>> what was safe to delete.
>>>>
>>>> Bob Wickberg
>>>> Technology Coordinator
>>>> Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
>>>> 802-451-3418
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> writes:
>>>> >I have been moving all my student use computers to a generic logon, but
>>>> >in one case I needed to still map drives.   The computer was giving me
>>>> >trouble so I came up with a completely new approach, which allowed me
>>>> to
>>>> >have a generic windows logon (one profile), and still map drives and
>>>> home
>>>> >folders.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >I wrote it up in a blog post if anyone else is interested: [
>>>> >http://www.edlisten.com/2014/01/map-drives-app.html
>>>> >]http://www.edlisten.com/2014/01/map-drives-app.html
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning
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>>>> >   Google Apps For Education Certified Trainer
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>>>> > ~ VTed.org ~ Vermont's Personal Learning Network
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >[
>>>> >
>>>> https://sites.google.com/a/askbj.net/edlisten-resources/my-resources/gclassfolders
>>>> >]gClassFolders ~ Create Google folders for your class.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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