+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Hardware Thread, Laptops for Staff implications in Technical; Just wondering- how many of you provide a laptop per teacher, and what do you do if and when you ...
  1. #1
    quietriot1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    105
    Thank Post
    15
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Laptops for Staff implications

    Just wondering- how many of you provide a laptop per teacher, and what do you do if and when you have a part time/PPA style teacher.

    Currently being told that anyone using their 'home' laptop is putting us on dangerous ground in terms of having personal effects and/or sensitive data on there.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    60
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 14 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    All staff here have a laptop or chrome book depending on role. Part timers get them as well just older stock.

  3. #3
    Andie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    797
    Thank Post
    167
    Thanked 66 Times in 49 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    All teachers have a school owned laptop here. For supply, we have a bank of 6 laptops, mostly older machines. There is a generic Teacher username for supply teachers to log in with.

  4. #4
    hardtailstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,963
    Thank Post
    597
    Thanked 281 Times in 240 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    all staff that need a laptop have one. If a teacher is on PPA/away then the TA's laptop is used in that class if free. We do have spare laptops that can be used as a last resort. We try to get TA's to use thiers as it means they know how to connect it and show the teacher where everything is. It saves me having to spend 5 minutes in the morning setting up laptops and showing them where things are.

  5. #5

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,220
    Thank Post
    1,457
    Thanked 2,521 Times in 1,756 Posts
    Rep Power
    756
    There are many threads on edugeek about this issue - please have a search around.
    Here's one to start you off: Laptopsforteachers.co.uk - opinions please!

    and here:
    Teachers and Laptops
    Last edited by witch; 26th June 2013 at 12:29 PM.

  6. #6
    Gibson335's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    947
    Thank Post
    257
    Thanked 135 Times in 108 Posts
    Rep Power
    80
    We have them for all teaching/classroom staff. We have a stock of spares for casual/temp users and repair cover, all set up and ready to go. We are currently considering whether this model is sustainable (have done so many times and each time have continued) or to go to having a machine in every class and a few in faculty offices.

  7. #7

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,228
    Thank Post
    894
    Thanked 1,779 Times in 1,533 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    462
    We have removal all ours from server. If staff want to work from home they use a personal device connected to an RDS session.

  8. #8
    mikkydoos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Jupiter and Saturn
    Posts
    234
    Thank Post
    53
    Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Andie View Post
    All teachers have a school owned laptop here. For supply, we have a bank of 6 laptops, mostly older machines. There is a generic Teacher username for supply teachers to log in with.
    Same here, including TA's. We get them to sign a 'Loan of laptop agreement' / disclaimer that they wont use it for their personal use.

    Because we use folder redirection on our network they have a network and a local login (otherwise they can't access their work at home without a VPN). They transfer one to the other with encrypted USB sticks. Its a bugger when they want to install their printers etc though. You end up doing it for them or giving them local admin accounts.

    I'm sure there are better of ways of doing this tho'.

  9. #9

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,834
    Thank Post
    335
    Thanked 333 Times in 265 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    161
    Quote Originally Posted by quietriot1983 View Post
    Just wondering- how many of you provide a laptop per teacher, and what do you do if and when you have a part time/PPA style teacher.

    Currently being told that anyone using their 'home' laptop is putting us on dangerous ground in terms of having personal effects and/or sensitive data on there.
    If you want to do it on a budget, we can help you give every teacher one vith varying specs depending on need / time spent in school

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    shadowx@AllEvil:/
    Posts
    222
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    We have a laptop per teacher but are now switching to iPads per teacher if they want one (instead of a laptop)

    We have RDWeb meaning any member of staff can go to our webpage, login with their AD stuff and then use an app as a service (IE using SIMS on the school server although it appears to run as a local app on their machine it's actually a remote desktop instance so uses the school data, school, processor/ram/hardware etc... only the interface is shared with the user). Technically this is possible from any machine running windows 7 or up but in reality we give staff laptops to use at home due to the whole "Well if the school expects me to work at home then the school needs to provide resources so I can do it".

    We still have machines in classrooms, the laptops are purely for home use or for use in school if/when the teacher doesnt have access to their room/pc/staff room is all in use etc...The reality is that 50% of the laptops hardly ever get used. The laptops are all setup with a TrueCrypt partition, a sign off agreement and instructions.

    In terms of time invested there's very little we do once we hand them over. The most often "complaint" is a user forgetting their initial logon or accidentally turning the wireless off but it's rare since most of them dont get used anyway.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •