ISB Laptop Learning Handbook â€œTo be a model of excellence in educating students for success in the world communityâ€? -ISB Vision
Section 1: Ownership The laptops distributed to students will be owned and managed by the school. As such, certain restrictions will apply and are outlined in this document and in the attached Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Insurance coverage.
Section 2: Receiving Your Laptop Laptops will be distributed to the students in the first couple of days of school. Students and parents must sign and return agreements (attached as loose sheets): 1. Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Policy 2. Insurance coverage. 3. Laptop Acceptance Form Students that do not return the forms signed will have to return the laptop.
Section 3: Insurance, Damage and Loss of Equipment · The laptop is covered under the school-wide insurance policy. This policy is for domestic use only, therefore the laptop is not to be taken out of Thailand. · For approved claims filed, parents will be required to pay the deductible of Baht 10,000 · Claim forms to be filled out in the Ed Tech Department. · The insurance policy does not cover negligence, abuse or malicious damage, ISB reserves the right to charge the full cost of repair to the parent. Replacement of laptop will cost Baht 37,000. · In the event of a damaged or lost laptop, the student is required to report the incident immediately to the Ed Tech Department. · If the Computer is stolen or vandalized the insurance company will require a police report.
Section 4: Taking Care of Your Laptop General Precautions · No food or drink is allowed next to your laptop while it is in use. · Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully in the laptop. · Students should never carry their laptops while the screen is open. · Laptops should be shut down or put to sleep before moving them to conserve battery life. · Laptops must never be left in a car or any unsupervised area. · Do not expose your laptop to extreme temperature, direct sunlight, or ultraviolet light for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage to the laptop. · At home, do not plug your laptop into an electrical socket with more devices connected to it than it is designed to handle. Plugging into an overloaded electrical socket may damage the laptop and/or start a fire. · Use only a three prong power plug. · If you will not use the laptop for a long period of time (winter vacation for example), disconnect the power plug and keep the laptop in a safe place where it can’t fall or be stolen. It is recommended that you also remove the battery.
· Never use or place the laptop in a bathroom or any other damp environment including where it may be exposed to rain. Such exposure could cause a fire, electrical shock and/or damage to the laptop. · Never operate the laptop during a thunder/lightening storm with it plugged in. If a storm begins, immediately disconnect the laptop’s power cable and turn off the laptop. Failure to do so may result in a loss of data and/or damage to the laptop. · Never use a magnet near the laptop. Remember that TVs and large stereo speakers have magnets in them. Exposure to magnets can damage the laptop.
Section 5: Carrying Laptops and Laptop Cases Middle School students must use the protective case provided by ISB. High School students will purchase their own case, making sure their is sufficient padding to protect the laptop from normal treatment and provide a suitable means for carrying the computer within the school. Cases are available for purchase through the school bookstore. The guidelines below should be followed: · Laptops should always be within the protective case when carried to and from school and between classes. · Other items should not be stored in the carrying case to avoid placing too much pressure and weight on the laptop screen. Placing books in a laptop bag will break the screen. Students who have their laptops broken due to placing other items in their bags will have to bear the expense of repairing or replacing the laptop.
Section 6: Screen Care The laptop screen can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screen is particularly sensitive to damage if excessive pressure is placed on it, and is expensive to replace. · Do not lean on the top of the laptop nor place objects on top of it when it is closed. · Do not place anything near the laptop that could put pressure on the screen. · Do not place anything in the carrying case that will press against the cover. · Do not poke the screen. · Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks). · To clean the screen, use a soft, lint-free cloth or paper and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
Section 7: Using Your Laptop at School · Laptops are intended for use at school each day. Students are responsible for bringing their laptop to all classes, unless specifically advised not to do so by their teacher.
Section 8: Laptops Undergoing Repair · If a problem occurs with the laptop that a student is unable to resolve, students should not attempt hardware repairs but should instead immediately contact the Ed Tech Service Center. · Loaner laptops may be issued to students when they leave their laptops for repair with the Service Center. · Students will be expected to return the loaner laptop by the end of the school day to the Service Center.
Section 9: Charging Your Laptop’s Battery ·
Laptops must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition.
Section 10: Printing
· Tap printers are available throughout ISB. Each students has a credit limit for the number of print jobs they can do. · Printing is limited to only school related work.
Section 11: Managing Your Files, and Backup · All student work should be saved in the document folder. Students should backup their documents folder to a thumb drive or external hard drive. · In the event that a laptops needs to be repaired, it may not be possible to retrieve files stored on the laptop’s hard drive. Therefore students should use this drive to backup regularly. · It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is not lost due to mechanical failure or accidental deletion. Computer malfunctions are not an acceptable excuse for not submitting work.
Section 12: Monitoring the Laptop · The school reserves the right to check a student’s laptop at any time. · Each machine will have the Apple Remote Desktop Client installed, this means at any time student activities on the computer can and will be monitored.
Section 13: Software · Student laptops come pre-installed with the software listed in Appendix 4. · Students have the Admin rights to update installed software. · If you want to add software it must be first approved by the Ed Tech Department, this is to ensure all the software is legal.
Section 14: Laptops Left in Unsupervised Areas · Under no circumstances should laptops be left unsupervised areas. Any computer left out is in danger of being stolen. · When not in use the laptop should be stored in the locker provided · Unsupervised laptops will be confiscated by staff and taken to the administrative office. Disciplinary action may be taken for leaving your laptop in an unsupervised location. · Each student is responsible for their laptop once it has been issued.
Section 15: Training, Tutorials and Additional Information · ·
Taking care of your Mac Book: http://www.apple.com/support/macbook/care/ Mac Book User Guide: http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macbook · http://inside.isb.ac.th/1to1computing/
Appendix 1 Laptop Specifications 13-Inch MacBook Pro Processor · Intel Core Duo · 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache · 4GB RAM Size and weight · 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors · 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg)1 Storage and connections · 250GB Hard Drive · MagSafe power port · Gigabit Ethernet port · One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) · Two USB 2.0 ports · SD card slot · Audio in/out · Kensington lock slot Multimedia · Stereo speakers with subwoofers · Omnidirectional microphone · Combined headphone/line in · iSight camera Battery · Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Software · · ·
OS X 10.7 iLife· Microsoft Office 2011
Appendix 2 Software Installed Originally Installed Software The software originally installed by International School Bangkok must remain on the laptop in usable condition. Original Standard Software List · Acrobat Reader X · Audio Recorder 3.2 · Aver Media · Burn · Evernote · Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari · Geogebra · Google Earth · Handbrake · iLife · Office 2011 · Scratch · Sketch Up · Skitch · Smart Board 10.7 · Smart Idea 5.1 · VLC · Logger Pro & Logger Lite