All teachers using laptops during parents evenings
It's been decided here that teachers need their laptops accessible (so they can access SIMS, SISRA, etc) during parents evenings. The event is to be held in 2 halls in rows of tables and as their laptop batteries won't last, they all need a power socket available to plug into. All 70 staff. Each laptop is rated at a maximum of 1.5A each, so a maximum of 105A, but likely less - I need to do some testing of nominal current draw.
We've worked out a system of 14 extension reels and 28 4 ways where we can connect to the few power sockets on the walls in the hall (and I've asked the electrician to check that we won't overload the ring mains). We'll need about a mile of sticky tape I think to safely tape down all the necessary cabling.
We can install some extra wireless access points to (hopefully) provide network to all these laptops.
It'll take us quite a while to setup and take down we reckon, not that is a problem, but I wondered how does everyone else manage with laptops or parents evenings or does everyone stick with paper copies of data?
Many thanks for thoughts/ideas.