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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 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

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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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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
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Mount Mansfield Union High School
Chittenden East SU

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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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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.
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>http://www.edlisten.com/2014/01/map-drives-app.html
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