Narrated Laptop Program Policy Highlights


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Narrated Laptop Program Policy Highlights

  1. 1. Laptop Program Policy Highlights: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure<br />
  2. 2. General Policies<br />Read and Follow<br />Laptop Program Policies Handout<br />User Agreement <br />Internet Code of Conduct <br />Laptops are mainly for educational purposes<br />Stay on task in the classroom (refrain from playing gaming, surfing or IMing )<br />X-box? No<br />Education? Yes<br />
  3. 3. Safekeeping<br />Never leave your laptop unattended or unlocked or unattended<br />Windows-L<br />Do not let others borrow your laptop<br />If it is in your locker—be sure the locker is actually locked<br />The laptop can be locked in car (but not for long)<br />Keep the laptop away from extreme temperatures (hot or cold)<br />
  4. 4. General Care of Your Laptop<br />Be careful with your laptop<br />it is not made to be handled in a rough manner<br />Danger! <br />don’t take your laptop to places, or leave it in places where it could be damaged<br />Take Precautions<br />Think ahead<br />Consider what could happen and then take precautions<br />
  5. 5. General Care (bags)<br />You need to purchase a laptop bag<br />It should be small and padded<br />Just big enough to hold the laptop only with one strap<br />Overstuffing not good<br />You are not allowed to just put it in a regular backpack<br />
  6. 6. More General Care…<br />Accidental Damage Protection<br />Does not mean you shouldn’t care for your laptop<br />Run Anti-Adware utilities once a week!!!!!<br />Defrag once a week<br />Don’t download damaging material<br />Run Windows update often<br />Check for Anti-Virus updates often<br />
  7. 7. Battery/Power Cord Care<br />Charge your batteries after school (but not over night)<br />Your laptop should run on battery power every day<br />If your battery is charged—do not keep it plugged in unless you take out your battery<br />Do not wrap your power cord around itself<br />Do not yank power cord out of the outlet<br />The power cord and batteries are not usually covered by the accidental damage protection ($35, $110)<br />Batteries last about 18-20 months typically<br />
  8. 8. Repair<br />Need repair? <br />See Mr. Brandt in the Media Center<br />Open 7:45 pm to 2:45 Pm<br />Do not ask to leave class<br />You may be charged to repair your laptop if it was not purchased through the school<br />Backup anything that you want to save before you come in for repair (you should back things up regularly)<br />
  9. 9. Repair continued<br />Software Problem=Re-Imaging<br />Some stuff is fixed easily (no re-image)<br />If it takes too long to fix—it will be re-imaged<br />Hardware Problem<br />A few simple things can be repaired on-site<br />It may have to be sent to away for repair (taking up to 2 or 3 weeks, or longer)<br />
  10. 10. What Not to Do<br />There are many things that students have done that puts their laptop in danger…<br />Not zipping the case so the laptop falls out<br />Putting the laptop in the case while it is ON, on standby or hibernate<br />Slamming case on the desk or floor<br />Dropping laptop into case<br />
  11. 11. What Not to Do (cont’d)<br />Sliding the laptop over the surface of a desk or table<br />Taking buttons off of the keyboard<br />Dropping or slamming the laptop onto a hard surface<br />Using the laptop on a soft surface <br />It will overheat and the keyboard melts<br />Setting the laptop down in a precarious position<br />
  12. 12. What Not to Do (cont’d)<br />Taking the Laptop to lunch where pop or food could get on it<br />Having liquids near your laptop<br />Rough-housing while carrying the laptop<br />Not keeping the laptop level with all “feet” attached<br />The motherboard will eventually crack<br />The video card could break<br />
  13. 13. Abuse Witnessed<br />Any teacher witnessing laptop abuse will report it to Mr. Homan<br />Mr. Homan will then contact your parents<br />You may be called into a parent/student conference if abuse is serious and frequent<br />
  14. 14. Unauthorized Software/Downloaded Material<br />Keep it Clean!<br />Unauthorized software or downloaded material can damage the operating system of the laptop<br />Most difficulties have resulted from downloaded material off the internet<br />Be very selective in what you download<br />Stay away from peer-2-peer networks<br />
  15. 15. Misusing your Laptop<br />Using your laptop and/or software to cheat on assignments and tests<br />Downloading inappropriate/illegal pictures and movies<br />Excessive, distracting gaming and IMing during free time<br />Network based or online gaming Any gaming or IMing during classes<br />Distracting headphone usage at school<br />Sending/Forwarding inappropriate/illegal pictures <br />
  16. 16. Screensavers/Backgrounds<br />No inappropriate screensavers or backgrounds on desktop<br />Girls in swimsuits, under garments or “barely there” dresses are inappropriate<br />Guys in swimsuits, under garments or without shirts are inappropriate<br />Rule of thumb=no skin showing <br />Racial or ethnic slurs are inappropriate<br />Negative racial signs or symbols are inappropriate<br />Pretend the Bishop is visiting your classroom<br />
  17. 17. Consequences for Damgage or Behaviors<br />For Behavior Issues<br />Warning<br />Detention(s) and reported to admin.<br />Parent call and/or meeting<br />For Damage<br />Warning<br />We will begin charging for repair<br />It may co$t you big time<br />Motherboard &gt; $350<br />screen &gt; $600<br />hard drive &gt;$200<br />keyboard &gt; $100<br />
  18. 18. Concluding Remarks<br />Teachers don’t have many problems with their laptops<br />Students have more problems<br />They download stuff off the internet that wrecks the laptop<br />They don’t take care of their laptop, dropping it, slamming it and abusing it<br />They don’t update Windows, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware/Adware (more on that later)<br />Treat it Right=less problems<br />Keep it clean=less frustration<br />Remember the laptop police are watching<br />