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Laptop Cart Tutorial

  1. 1. Key School Mobile Labs
  2. 2. Mobile Lab Safety <ul><li>Students may never move the Mobile Lab from one location in the building to another. </li></ul><ul><li>VERY IMPORTANT: Turn Cart OFF before plugging cart into electrical outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug Cart directly into wall electrical outlet, not a power strip. NEVER plug cart in when Power is ON (I pressed down is ON) </li></ul><ul><li>For the new laptops it should take about 20 minutes to charge. When laptops are not in use they should be stored in cart and be charging for next use. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a good idea to return laptops to the cart no later than about 10 minutes before the end of class so you’re not rushed, and the laptops can get a quick charge before the next class. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Laptop Cart
  4. 4. Each cart is numbered and should contain 25 laptops. There will be 1 designated printer per cart. <ul><li>The Upper Level cart will print to the 4 th Grade Pod. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lower Level cart will print to the 1 st Grade Pod. </li></ul><ul><li>The Middle Level cart will print to Montessori Printer. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A combination lock is required to unlock the cart. Please do not share this information with students or non-Key teachers.
  6. 6. Laptops and shelves are labeled
  7. 7. Power cable should not be pulled on as laptop is being removed. Gently pull power cable out and grasp each side of the laptop and slide out.
  8. 8. This is the view of the inside front of the laptop cart. You can see the power pack that is attached to each laptop, as well as the power strip where the power packs are charged. You shouldn’t ever have to worry about unplugging from the power strip. When you slide the laptops back into the cart for charging, they can only go back as far as the power pack.
  9. 9. After students have received their laptops, you need to lock the remaining laptops. You should also stand near the cart to supervise the removal and returning of the laptops.
  10. 10. Laptops to Students <ul><li>Pick 2 students in each class to unplug laptops and hand to students. These 2 students should also put the laptops back in the cart. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand by the cart while students unplug and remove laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are to use “3 point hold” while handling a laptop. 2 hands holding laptop against body. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops and trays are numbered, with cart letter first, then laptop number. Example Mobile A 01 is Cart A laptop 01. If possible, students should use the same laptop each time. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Correct way to carry the laptop: 2 hands on each side and against body.
  12. 12. Computer Use Rules <ul><li>Each laptop cart will have the Computer Use Rules. Please go over these rules (maybe have students read the rules aloud) the first time your students use the laptops. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Computer Use Rules <ul><li>Using these computers is a privilege, not a right. If you do not follow these computer use rules, or intentionally damage a machine, you will not be allowed to use computers at Key. </li></ul><ul><li>Only use your login name and password. Don’t use another student’s login or password. If you can’t log in using your password, tell your teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>No food or drinks near laptops. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Programs on Laptops <ul><li>Web Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office </li></ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Equation Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Math Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Graph Club </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Math </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Reader </li></ul><ul><li>NCS Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>General Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Edmark </li></ul><ul><li>Kidspiration/Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Kid Pix </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoShop/Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Timeliner </li></ul><ul><li>Typing </li></ul><ul><li>Type to Learn </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Laptop Return <ul><li>Students must shutdown laptop after use. </li></ul><ul><li>No student is allowed to leave your class at the end of the period until all the laptops have been accounted for and are placed back in the cart. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure each laptop goes on the correct shelf and is reconnected to the power supply. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Laptops – Dell 5400/6400
  17. 17. Troubleshooting <ul><li>You are responsible for assisting students with the laptops. If you have a problem try using the following troubleshooting tips. If the laptop still doesn’t work, you can fill out a Tech Help request form. </li></ul><ul><li>First items to check: power is on </li></ul><ul><li>wireless slider switch- on the side set to “Wireless” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Laptop Will Not Log On <ul><li>Have another student or the teacher logon to the laptop. If they are able to logon, the original student’s login information is incorrect. Verify the user name is entered correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>If multiple users are unable to logon, the laptop needs to connect to a wired network cable. Shutdown the laptop, connect the cable to the laptop, turn it back on and login. The laptop can then be removed from the network cable. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Laptop Doesn’t Connect to Network Drives (home directory, shared drives) <ul><li>The wireless network connection may be “authenticating”. A little yellow dot will be moving across the wireless icon in the task bar. Right click on wireless icon and click on “Repair”. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow up to 1 minute for wireless connection to be established after logon. </li></ul><ul><li>Log off and log back on. </li></ul><ul><li>Shutdown and power back on. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Screen is Black <ul><li>You know the computer is on because the power symbol is blue (the circle with the line at the top right of the keyboard). </li></ul><ul><li>Press the blue FN key while tapping the up arrow with the blue sun to increase display light. </li></ul><ul><li>Press FN and F8 (CRT/LCD) to alternate display options. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Substitutes and Laptop Carts <ul><li>Please don’t schedule a Laptop Cart when a sub is in your classroom. Subs don’t have training on the proper use of the Cart, and students are more likely to do damage to a laptop or go to inappropriate websites. </li></ul>
  22. 22. It’s important that students get the same numbered laptop each time. If the student has damaged a laptop, we can determine the student who caused the damage.
  23. 23. Laptop Cart Printer <ul><li>The Laptop Cart has a designated printer. </li></ul><ul><li>The laptops are configured to print only to this printer via network connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Please keep paper tray filled. </li></ul><ul><li>If ink cartridge runs out you can find toner in designated location to replace the cartridge. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Cannot Print <ul><li>Is the printer plugged in, lights on, has paper, and is not jammed or displaying any error message? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the correct printer selected on the laptop for printing on that cart? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the laptop connecting to the network, do you see home directory and share drives, after logon? </li></ul>