Licensing Questions Thread, Student Teachers in School.. in Technical; Yeah, it's not that I don't want to help, I want to assist, I'm just interested in the ways people ...
29th January 2010, 01:47 PM #31
Yeah, it's not that I don't want to help, I want to assist, I'm just interested in the ways people work round it. If we have someone in school working as a teacher I'm there to do my best to support them, but obviously WE can only give that support within the licenses that we have.
I think this is where it comes back to the SLT/SMT, that if they want us to support them, if we don't hold the licenses and/or hardware, they need to give us the £££ to make sure we do.
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29th January 2010, 01:51 PM #32
I actually threatened to do that when I worked as a NM. The result was the various departments had to pay out of their own budgets for a laptop and all relevant software for each student teacher they had
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
29th January 2010, 02:03 PM #33
We have 4 Thin Clients and 2 old clunky laptops in the staffroom for all to use and these usually have a PGCE student sat at each one (we have them pretty much all year round, not just for 6 weeks).
If the PGCE student is teaching a class then they are either supervised by a member of staff or they are covering that person's lesson so surely there will always be a laptop for them to use? (i.e. you should be teaching so in exchange for an extra free they need your laptop).
Although each member of staff was originally given a laptop now we have Terminal Servers and Secure Global Desktop they can access the system on their own PC at home. As long as there is a machine of some description in the room they teach to drive the IWB, do registers, etc. they seem to be OK.
Our biggest problem is convincing someone with a PC in their classroom and another in their office that there are other people in greater need of the laptop.
29th January 2010, 02:08 PM #34
Most of the student teachers at the schools I attended used their own, and all their lesson plans were basically timetables explaining when they are doing something and what it is and maybe a detailed write up explaining how to do it.
Originally Posted by StewartKnight
My mother is a special needs teacher aid who has for years been making almost all her own materials using only word, it wasn't till about the middle of last year mum got access to Writing for Symbols to do more work with sign language/pictogram side of things.
[Student] Teachers don't need every piece of software that is under the sun, and most already have their own copies of certain apps and if they really need something they should ask, and they should be able to adapt if for any reason if it can't be done (eg: time, number of licenses, no spare school equipment) and work around issues.
29th January 2010, 03:48 PM #35
29th January 2010, 04:15 PM #36
We tend to allow personal laptops onto the wireless purely for internet access in lessons, provided they're up to date and have a reasonable AV solution. We don't typically provide software, and if we do, it's within our lisences.
Our bigger problem is being told when student teachers are going to be in school; the first we hear about it is when they're in our office asking for login details.
We've even had staff call and say "I've been sending emails to the student teachers. Why isn't student teacher X getting them?"
"Err, who is X?"
4th February 2010, 08:19 PM #37
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we have teacher laptops, however the student teachers use their own for the interactive wb's. We do not put theirs on the domain as there is a county policy stating we are not permitted to. they also have network logons so they can use staff room pc's
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