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    It must be the end of term because....

    ...I'm cleaning the computers and the IT suites

    Not a job I enjoy but with the cleaners just about managing to vacuum the middle of the floor, something has to be done.

    Worst bit? Turning the keyboards over and seeing what crud comes out!

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    It must be the end of term because.... The school has turned into a multiplex cinema screening the latest DVD releases.

    A good game to play: Use monitoring software such as Impero and try to guess what film is being shown in each classroom.

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    It's far more fun using Impero to toggle mouse & keyboard control on & off when the kids are playing games

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    It's far more fun using Impero to toggle mouse & keyboard control on & off when the kids are playing games
    I do something similar with LANView I take over keyboard control and play the game for them but I make sure I make little mistakes. Its great fun watching them get really frustrated. Its got nothing to do with the keyboard you are just rubbish at playing video games

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    If they are playing games, I sometimes block the site and close the window for them so they can be motivated to work

    It's always funny watching them use google to search for: "unbanned games" or, to get round the word block: "g ames"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    If they are playing games, I sometimes block the site and close the window for them so they can be motivated to work

    It's always funny watching them use google to search for: "unbanned games" or, to get round the word block: "g ames"
    We used to block games now we just say its down to the member of staff to deal with it. Staff can report computer misuse through the MIS and we restrict internet access for two weeks for the student concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    It's far more fun using Impero to toggle mouse & keyboard control on & off when the kids are playing games
    or to share the keyboard controls with abtutor and make them make mistakes. keeps me entertained at least they seem to get fed up of it after abit though.

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    i am also doing some cleaning today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    It must be the end of term because.... The school has turned into a multiplex cinema screening the latest DVD releases.
    This time of year, and the end of the academic year, we can mainly support calls saying they can't watch their films...during the year we here nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisd32 View Post
    or to share the keyboard controls with abtutor and make them make mistakes. keeps me entertained at least they seem to get fed up of it after abit though.
    I do the same, was doing it to one kid in the room i was working in, i stopped doing it when he smashed the keyboard on the desk and half the letters flew out :-|

    I haven't done it much since then though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    This time of year, and the end of the academic year, we can mainly support calls saying they can't watch their films...during the year we here nothing.
    I have the same, but I tell them that unless its a U film, it isnt allowed, which really annoys them and the kids, but thats life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    This time of year, and the end of the academic year, we can mainly support calls saying they can't watch their films...during the year we here nothing.
    I've diverted the phone to nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    It must be the end of term because.... The school has turned into a multiplex cinema screening the latest DVD releases.

    A good game to play: Use monitoring software such as Impero and try to guess what film is being shown in each classroom.
    anyone get people bringing their priated films in, ive seen a few copies going around lol

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    You could also point out that unless the DVD is a public showing version they are breaking the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    We used to block games now we just say its down to the member of staff to deal with it. Staff can report computer misuse through the MIS and we restrict internet access for two weeks for the student concerned.

    We do try and get the teachers to help monitor the kids but it doesn't always work out that way. The thing is, we can't spend all our time watching Impero!


    Quote Originally Posted by stevenwba View Post
    anyone get people bringing their priated films in, ive seen a few copies going around lol
    Not that we know of. We are just keeping a general eye on things but trying not to let it take over our lives this week

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