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Computer Lab Management Workshop PowerPoint

  1. 1. Computer Lab Management 101 Northeast High School
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Welcome/Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities: Equipment/Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Rules/ SDP Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Lesson Plan Development </li></ul><ul><li>Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>To acquaint staff with basic lab procedures and management </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the integration of technology into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage staff to use computer labs effectively </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facilities: Equipment
  6. 6. Facilities: Equipment *Assuming all computers are operational PC Lab: Gateway E-Series PC Lab: Gateway Profile 5 PC Lab: Gateway Profile 5 PC Lab: Gateway E-Series PC Lab: Gateway Profile 5 Mac Lab: G4 Apple Mac Lab: G5 Apple Description 33 207 33 136 33 209 26 33 24 24 *Qty. 17C 9 15 12 Lab
  7. 7. OS X vs. Windows XP
  8. 8. G4 and G5 Machines
  9. 9. E-Series and Profile Machines,400,400
  10. 10. Facilities: Equipment Mono & Color Mono & Color Mono Mono Color Printers Available Upon Request 209 Available Upon Request 207 Available Upon Request 136 Available (Teacher’s PC) 17C Available (Laptop Needed) 9 LCD Projectors PC Lab
  11. 11. Facilities: Equipment <ul><li>Scanners are available in the Mac Labs </li></ul><ul><li>All labs have CD access </li></ul><ul><li>All labs have USB flash drive access </li></ul><ul><li>No labs have floppy access </li></ul>Mono & Color Mono & Color Printers Available (Teacher’s Mac) 15 Available (Teacher’s Mac) 12 LCD Projectors Mac Lab
  12. 12. Facilities: Equipment <ul><li>PC Lab Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rooms 9, 17C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rooms 136, 207, 209 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C ++ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Facilities: Equipment <ul><li>Macintosh Lab Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OS X </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop, inDesign, & Illustrator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer, Safari </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration (visual organization software) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same as above </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Facilities: Equipment <ul><li>PCs and Macs use different login </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC Lab login: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Username: I.D. number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password: Initially last name ALL CAPS, then student creates own 7 digit password combination of numbers and letters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers: Unique username and password when classroom computers are moved to new server or earlier upon request or for professional development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac Lab login: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Username: last name comma space first name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Smith, John </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password: I.D.number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers: can login as Username: teacher, Password: teacher; or ask for unique username and password </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Facilities: Equipment <ul><li>PCs and Macs use different file servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Files saved in a Mac Lab are not accessible from a PC Lab via the network and visa versa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However… files saved externally to a USB Flash Drive* can be transferred between Macs and PCs (school and home) if using the same software (i.e., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) </li></ul></ul>*Seniors are encouraged to purchase a USB Flash drive for Senior Projects ($10+)
  16. 16. Facilities: Safety <ul><li>T o protect yourself and equipment, never tamper with or remove any power cords or cables (including mouse and keyboard). </li></ul><ul><li>To safeguard yourself and equipment, never attempt to restart or reset equipment without permission. </li></ul><ul><li>To protect yourself and equipment, never insert a foreign object into a disk drive or any other part of the computer. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Facilities: Safety <ul><li>Never hit a machine, smash a mouse, or abuse a button or key </li></ul><ul><li>Never tamper with or attempt to disrupt a computer’s operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Never attempt to use someone else’s password to access the site network or Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Never give out personal information over the site network or Internet </li></ul>
  18. 18. Facilities: Safety <ul><li>Print only to teacher designated printers </li></ul><ul><li>Engage only in school related activities during class time </li></ul><ul><li>Always sit at your assigned workstation </li></ul><ul><li>Position keyboards to prevent bumping or dropping them off the work surface </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid blocking air vents to prevent overheating </li></ul>
  19. 19. Lab Rules/ SDP Acceptable Use Policy
  20. 20. Lab Rules <ul><li>Lab Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow All Safety Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Food, Drink, or Chewing Gum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No games of any kind, Internet chat, instant messaging, or personal email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No downloading of music, shareware, freeware, and evaluation copies of software from the Internet </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Lab Rules <ul><li>Lab Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-ROMs and other multimedia equipment are for school work only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the labs clean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand that computer use is a privilege – not a right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consent to the SDP Acceptable Use Policy… </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. SDP Acceptable Use Policy <ul><li>SDP Acceptable Use Policy (AUP): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School District Policy on rights, privileges, and acceptable/unacceptable uses of computers, networks, and the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Included in ALL Student Agendas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An opt-out policy at Northeast H.S. (assumed all students agree unless parents opt-out) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An opt-out prohibits students from use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also found on SDP website: </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Effective Lesson Plan Development <ul><li>Your technology lesson should fit into your lesson plan with prior approval from administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested items to consider/include… </li></ul>
  24. 25. Effective Lesson Plan Development <ul><li>What software will you use? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills (curricular or computer) do you wish to address? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a one-time visit or a long-term project? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you identified appropriate web resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a method to assess students’ progress within the lab? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a back-up plan? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time
  26. 27. Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time <ul><li>Prior to your visit: </li></ul><ul><li>Know your hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Prep students on expectations and materials required </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss lab rules, procedures and consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for how students will save work (on network or USB Flash drive) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare emergency plans in case of tech problems </li></ul>
  27. 28. Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time <ul><li>During your visit: </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire an empty seating chart and have students initial where they are sitting - do not throw this away </li></ul><ul><li>Use a combination of demonstration, written, and oral instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep students on task and monitor screens at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Team more savvy or speedy students with those having difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on the fact that some students may know more than you and allow them to assist if necessary </li></ul>
  28. 29. Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time <ul><li>Closing your visit: </li></ul><ul><li>Begin closing down 5 or 10 minutes before the end of class </li></ul><ul><li>Have all students save work then log out (not shut down) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC Lab - Start button on bottom left, slide up to shut down or log out, choose log out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac Lab - Blue Apple on top left, slide down to log out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All students are to push in their chairs and remain at their station until the bell rings </li></ul>
  29. 30. Organize to Optimize Available Lab Time <ul><li>Closing your visit: </li></ul><ul><li>If the mice have ball rollers, students are to turn the mouse upside down to show that the rollers are still in place </li></ul><ul><li>Walk around the lab while students are in place and check for problems or litter </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure doors are closed and locked when you leave </li></ul><ul><li>If there are any problems, call the program director, TTL, or security immediately </li></ul>
  30. 31. Tips <ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the lab, hardware, and software needed for your lesson prior to your visit </li></ul><ul><li>Set high expectations for student behavior, production, and outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a back-up plan </li></ul><ul><li>Know that tech assistance is not always immediately available </li></ul><ul><li>Please, do not expect the regular lab teacher to assist </li></ul><ul><li>If you plan to print, bring your own paper </li></ul> (Victim of Tipping)
  31. 33. Credits <ul><li>Special thanks to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Computer Lab Teachers and Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) for their contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linda Carroll for her advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The US Copyright Law & Educational Fair Use: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emory H. Markle Intermediate School, “Resource Roundup” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Houston College of Education, “Tips for Managing Computer Use in a Lab Setting” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Parisi, “off the mark” cartoons </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>This presentation, a teacher checklist, blank seating charts, and a lab request form will soon be posted on our website for easy download </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready? Then take the… </li></ul>
  33. 35. Lab Readiness Quiz! <ul><li>Take the Lab Readiness Quiz at: ( no www ) </li></ul><ul><li>If you score 80% or below, please review the materials again before requesting a lab </li></ul>