Allocation of programs like RM Tutor etc.
not talking about the actual electronic allocation, but more how do you decide who actually gets this type of software to use to exercise a bit more control over the computers.
We have groups of 30 laptops in most departments now, and a lot of people have expressed an interest in being able to have a little more control over what the kids are doing with the machines. We are licensed for RM tutor, but for some reason it's never been used in this school:confused:. Last Friday I installed it on my laptop to test, it works OK so I decide to give it to a teacher who has asked about using it. Gave them a quick 'how to' on using the software etc. and left them to it. (Thought I'd see how one person got on before deciding on rolling it out to others, just incase)
Head of ICT got wind of this, and also asked for the program to be installed on his Laptop. No problem there, I arranged for one of my technicians to install it for him. (Apparently he used to have it, but he got rid of it due to technical difficulties.)
The head of ICT now wants to talk to me about 'who gets RM tutor.' I'm pretty sure that he's going to be of the opinion that only ICT teachers should have the software. Now in my opinion all staff in charge of a large number of machines should have access to use this program. In our school, that would include almost everyone as we have a fair number of laptop cabinets. In my opinion the expected arguement that only ICT teachers should have this piece of software isn't really a valid one. As long as they have appropreate instruction on using it, so they don't lock out the entire school, I can't see the problem with all staff having access to it.
So What do you do? Does everyone have it, or do only the ICT teachers in your school have the 'priveledge' ? Any other thoughts?
RM Tutor and a roaming laptop
:confused:I apologise in advance if this is not the correct thread to post this to. I have been using RM Tutor 2 for some time now and it’s been a wonderful teaching tool, however at Christmas our LEA updated the school network system (run by RM). Since then RM Tutor has stopped working on my department’s laptop? Prior to Christmas I could take the laptop to other classrooms in the school, plug into a vacant network point, select the classroom I was in and monitor all the occupied (pupil only) workstations in that room. The network manager says he has no idea why this has happened and to be honest I think he has started to avoid me in the corridors. Any help at all would be much appreciated.