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“Safe and orderly” This applies to ANYTIME laptops are being used in the classroom as they can be easily damaged from being knocked off a desk or table. ○ More examples of classroom technology rules can be found at the Coaching website at Monitoring and Adjusting: Because of the nature of One to One computing, you should always be prepared have a “plan B” in the event that a web site is down or there are connectivity issues. Often times these problems are only short term but its better to be prepared with other lessons or activities just in case. Student Accountability: Students are responsible for having their computer fully charged and with them everyday BUT make sure that you have provisions in place for students who come to class unprepared. The charging station at the back of the room can be used for students who don’t have their battery charged and class desktop computers can be used for those who don’t have their computers. After school Activities: Students who are traveling to other schools for sporting or other events should NOT bring their laptops along with them if there is not a secure and locked location for laptops to be stored. Students should leave laptops either with the librarian OR with their first period advisory teacher where machines will be locked up for the night.

Infrastructure and Troubleshooting: Operating in a one to one environment can be daunting for any educator, but there are a few things you should know to move forward in any one to one environment. ●

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Wireless The first thing you should do is get to know your equipment. We use Cisco systems and COX cable for our wireless infrastructure. Classrooms are equipped with white access points (APs) on the ceiling sometimes in every classroom, but it is possible to find one access point for every 2 classes. If you are experiencing problems connecting to the WiFi signal, the first thing to do is check the light on the AP. ○ Green light indicates that the AP is ready to receive a signal. ○ Blue light indicates that people are currently using the AP’s signal. ○ Red light indicates that the AP is NOT working. Please contact your site tech or the I.T. Department Help Desk. Ethernet Cables In the event of extended connectivity problems, students may have to resort to plugging in to a blue ethernet cable. Teachers should make certain that the blue ethernet cables are connected to a switch box and are easily accessible to students. Additional troubleshooting tips and activities to improve student troubleshooting can be found on the technology coaching page For issues that can not be resolved with simple troubleshooting strategies, please contact your site technician or the Help Desk at 545- HELP (4357).

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