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    Primary schools: Foundation pupils logins

    What do you guys give to the little ones? Here they use their admission number and then their first name with a captial, which i think is a pain but oh well what do i know!

    But i dont think the littles ones are going to remember all that, so how do you do it at your place?

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    Intake year e.g. 09 first so many letters of last name then first initial
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    We use a generic login for FS that is easy for all the kids to use and remember. Just tap in FS and hit enter (no password).

    I can't really see the need for FS kids to have their own login, they get one when they enter year 1.

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    Most of the primary schools i look after just use a class user and all the kids login as that. For foundation stage i try to make it as simple as possible as it is normally the staff who do the logging on.A couple of schools have individual users for all the kids but watching them login is painful!

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    surname and first initial for most of my schools, one has a generic logon for all pupils but I like all the kids to get used to having their own.

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    Name/Password both Intake YY. That way it stays with them through the school. As they "move up" they create their own subfolders in the year group folder.

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    I use colour / shape for foundation. One logon per class.

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    We use class logons for years R, 1 and 2, and then they have thier own username and password from year 3 onwards - which is first name and first 2 letters of surname. Passwords are 4 or more characters long.

    We dont let any pupils change thier own passwords, and issue a list of usernames and passwords to staff.

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    We have kids from the age of 3 months, but they don't really start using the computers until the age of 3.

    The Pre-Schoolers use a generic logon which their teachers/assistants logon for them.

    In reception they get their own logon which is nnforename; e.g. 09seb - nn is the year they start in Reception. I then use their forename - abbreviating according to the forename's complexity and how the child is generally known at school.

    Duplicate forenames are dealt with by using the first letter of their surname, e.g. 09lilyp... our class sizes are quite small and this system has only once failed me so far. I ended up with alexrh and alexri.

    It is amazing how quickly they learn to logon. The first few lessons are taken up with logging on (NetOps takes care of the shutdown!), but by half term most of them can do it unaided.
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    The SWGfL arranged a network manager's meeting for Gloucestershire network managers. One topic discussed was having standardised usernames so students kept the same username throughout the their school career (I think the idea was originaly a BSF idea).

    One network manger suggested that we could use UPNs as log ins. Now if you can find me a class of 5 year old who could all remember thier UPNs I'll cook you a terradactyl egg omelet.

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    Autologin all computers (username pupil) and then I've a simple AutoIt script that maps P: to a shared folder for each class.

    Same effect as 7 separate class logins but easier to look after

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    One network manger suggested that we could use UPNs as log ins.
    I can't believe that was even considered a 'proposal'. Aren't they 12 digits long?

    I usually recommend a single generic logon for reception, nursery and year 1. Year 2 onwards have they own logon - usually the year they joined, first letter of their first name and their surname. So from September 2009, Jo Bloggs would be 09jbloggs

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    I'm having the same problems im doing years 3 to 6
    I'm having LastnameFirstname and for a password a 4 digit number 0001, 0002

    I would have done like Jsmith01 but being in a asian area there a loads with the same last name and loads of same first initial and in the same year, nightmare that why im having full names, they havent gotta to worry about the Capitials in their name just a 4 digit number to remember.

    for reception to year 2 im gonna have them a generic username/ password, as the kids cant spell their names yet.

    good luck

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    UPNs aren't quite so daft as they sound.

    They start with the LA number - so 886 in Kent - that could be dropped
    Then there's the 4 digit school code -

    After that comes the number for the pupil... I bet most would be unique on the last 4 or 5 digits.

    The other way to do it is to assign each child with a unique number within their year group - so three digits would cover secondary entry and two would cover most primaries.

    You could then go for a logon made up of year-group identifier - unique number

    The year group identifier could be as short as 1 letter A for current year 6, B for Year 5, down to G for Reception

    The 2010 Reception class could have H and you can just move on down the alphabet

    Potentially you could then have 3 or 4 character logons: A01, A02... or A001, A002..

    It would also be worth chatting to your school librarian about the identifier used for their library cards (if they use them) - as this might make a good logon... or even the lunch card number!

    As we have no lunch cards, I'm the Librarian and I don't have a computerised Library system for my 6000 books - the last suggestion wouldn't work in my school

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    I quite like Sysmans Shapes and Colours idea, leaving the password blank. I know they start using the ICT here "properly" (for lack of a better word) in year 2. So may do the same for year 1 too.

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