+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
How do you do....it? Thread, 1-1 Computing in Technical; Hi Everyone, We're going to be rolling out a 1-1 laptop provision for all students when we open in September, ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,524
    Thank Post
    301
    Thanked 304 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    83

    1-1 Computing

    Hi Everyone,

    We're going to be rolling out a 1-1 laptop provision for all students when we open in September, but one of the issues we're looking for suggestions on how to solve in battery life. Currently we'll be using netbooks (likely Samsung or Toshiba), but do they really last a full day of use?

    What do others do to deal with batteries that die during the day and/or charging during lessons? Any suggestions for multibay charging solutions or similar?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    235
    Thank Post
    15
    Thanked 32 Times in 23 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    we have over 250 student laptops here but they are all in department laptop trolleys so are charged when not in use, it would be cheaper for each student to have one spare battery each, doubles the amount of time they can use it and they can charge at home.

  3. #3

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,055
    Thank Post
    209
    Thanked 429 Times in 309 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    Well in our new building we are planning to have lockers with charging points in, so the students can leave them in there on-charge when they're not in use. We are also ensuring there are at least a few tables in each room which are in reach of a plug socket, as invariably there will be one or two students who will forget to charge their devices and I'd recommend provisioning spare powerpacks as well.

    Spare batteries are a nice idea if you have all the same type of device, you could have a central pool of batteries in a large charging bay, then students could swap them out with you as necessary. Giving each student a spare battery would only have limited effectiveness as they would still invariably forget to charge it or forget to bring it with them to school.

    Mike.

  4. Thanks to maniac from:

    Ketlane (15th July 2011)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. N-Computing: Anyone using?
    By waldronm2000 in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 22nd October 2010, 09:33 AM
  2. Computing Technician
    By djm968 in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st April 2010, 03:37 PM
  3. 1 to 1 Computing Argh...
    By itschad in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th March 2010, 08:14 PM
  4. Computing Letters
    By Diello in forum BSF
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th May 2008, 02:46 PM
  5. cloud computing
    By SOSAGES in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th May 2008, 02:17 PM

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
  •