Cow use

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Cow use

  1. 1. UNIT 2: Computers and COWs<br />Computers on Wheels (COWs)<br />
  2. 2. How to Reserve a COW<br />COW RSVP checkout program at:<br />http://rogerssrv1.sanjuan.edu<br />Only accessible from the San Juan network (i.g., at Rogers, not from home)<br />
  3. 3. Getting the COW to Your Classroom<br />AllCOWs are scheduled to be unplugged and ready for distribution before first period.<br />You, one of your trusted students or trusted TA can retrieve the COW from the corral.<br />
  4. 4. Getting the COW to Your Classroom (cont.)<br />DO NOT retrieve the COW if they are still plugged in and extension cords are in place. Please inform anyone else retrieving the COWs of this if you are not the one retrieving your COW. <br />
  5. 5. Setting up the COW For The Day<br />One side of the COW charges the computers, the other side powers a printer (not on Roger COWs so no need to plug-in)<br />Power for Printer <br />(not used)<br />Power for Charging<br />Laptops<br />
  6. 6. Setting up the COW For The Day (cont.)<br />ONLY ADULTS should plug/unplug the COW<br />Make sure the COW timer switch is in the “off” position before plugging/unplugging the COW<br />off<br />
  7. 7. Setting up the COW For The Day (cont.)<br />Make sure the “pigtail” is used and always with the COW when plugging/unplugging<br />Pigtail<br />COW Power<br />
  8. 8. Setting up the COW For The Day (cont.)<br />After removing the lock, be sure to spin the combo so it cannot be “discovered”<br />Spin me<br />
  9. 9. Setting up the COW For The Day (cont.)<br />Note any missing computers. All missing computers should have a “Tech Service” ticket in it’s place. If not, email the tech liaison immediately.<br />Tech Service ticket<br />
  10. 10. Distributing Computers to Students<br />Use a zangle checklist roster to assign computers. Note the date and cow. Have the students indicate the number used that day:<br />
  11. 11. Charging the COW Throughout the Day<br />The COWs are setup so that both rows charge at the same time. However, the timer light will say only the bottom is charging (right light). However, as the masking tape indicates, all shelves are actually charging. <br />
  12. 12. Monitoring Students<br />Have students turn so you can see the screens<br />Use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)<br />
  13. 13. Collecting Computers from Students<br />A few students at a time (8 or so)<br />Check the screens (can be done by teacher walking around the room during shutdown)<br />Check the keyboards (no missing keys)<br />
  14. 14. If You Find A Problem<br />Email the tech liaison immediately and indicate:<br />Computer letter and number<br />Student (if known) who was using the computer when the problem happened. <br />
  15. 15. Preparing the COW for Return<br />Make sure COW is locked and spin combo<br />
  16. 16. Preparing the COW for Return<br />Make sure all computers are in the correct slots<br />
  17. 17. Preparing the COW for Return<br />Make sure all adapters are plugged into the power strip<br />
  18. 18. Preparing the COW for Return<br />Make sure all adapters are plugged into each computer<br />
  19. 19. Preparing the COW for Return (cont.)<br />ONLY ADULTS should unplug the COW<br />Make sure the COW timer switch is in the “off” position before unplugging the COW<br />Unplug and wind up power cable. Be sure to include the pigtail as it should always stay with the COW<br />off<br />
  20. 20. Returning the COW<br /><ul><li>You, one of your trusted students or trusted TA can return the COW to the corral.
  21. 21. DO NOT plug the COW in for charging. Someone else will take care of it once all the COWs are in the corral.</li>

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