+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Network and Classroom Management Thread, School Migration CC3 to CC4 in Technical; Hi Guys, we are looking to migrate to CC4/Win 7 possibly in about a years time we are still at ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    921
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 124 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    79

    School Migration CC3 to CC4

    Hi Guys, we are looking to migrate to CC4/Win 7 possibly in about a years time we are still at the planning stage and I could do with advice on the biggest hurdle to overcome...teachers laptops

    Now as a school we have around 120 ish teachers and support staff with laptops which just will not cut the mustard. The school just like any other just doesn't have the funds to replace them. Things were fine under the "laptops for teachers" scheme, which doesn't exist anymore and the the consensus in the school is that nearly everyone newly employed waltzes straight to the IT dept for their laptop.

    I am going to be highly popular within the school as of next year, but was just wondering how other schools have managed similar processes i.e. MS Office home user license's etc for teachers on their own home kit yada yada yada.....

    Any advice given would gratefully received!

  2. #2
    rad
    rad is offline
    rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    2,568
    Thank Post
    347
    Thanked 328 Times in 248 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    The demand for laptops is not as high as when I first started, this could be due to the low cost they now are.

    As for CC3-CC4 Win7, I would say that is a huge jump, Are you on CC3 XP at the moment?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    921
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 124 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    79
    Hi Rad,

    Thanks for the response. Yep we intend to do the big jump, make the school fit for the future, with the possibilty of refreshing all the out of warranty workstations in the school with new RM ones (i5 core with 4gb ram in each). I will be pushing to get all new machines with a 5 year self care warranty and refresh every 5 years to keep abreast of the latest tech for the girls here. CC4 and win 7 at the same time would be the icing on the cake

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    921
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 124 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    79
    Oh and yes we are CC3/XP at the moment

  5. #5

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,422
    Thank Post
    645
    Thanked 967 Times in 667 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    328
    If the school leadership team will not allocate money for a central or departmental staff laptop fund - then the solutions is simple - just don't offer laptops. This is the route we are taking.

    Anyone who still has one is lucky to do so. Anyone whose laptop breaks and cannot be economically repaired is unlucky. Anyone who starts from now should be told not to expect a laptop to be given to them.

  6. 2 Thanks to webman:

    andyturpie (7th February 2011), john (7th February 2011)

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    921
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 124 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    79
    Hi Webman, has your policy been rolled out now and how are staff taking to it?

    I understand that there may be the isolated case of some teachers may not have internet or laptops at home, but is there really any need for the majority to have two? Like I said I would love to issue each member of staff a home user license agreement the one which costs around 8 quid to install on their own kit and supply them with 2 USB sticks to transfer and keep a back up of docs.

    We have well in excess of 300 workstations within the school that can be used utilized more effectively!

  8. #7

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,422
    Thank Post
    645
    Thanked 967 Times in 667 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    328
    In the process of implementing it. A student laptop loan scheme recently finished, and we "refurbished" the best ones of those that were returned for staff use; so it wasn't too bad.

    Most of our staff have their own equipment, so haven't felt the full force of any backlash which may happen

  9. Thanks to webman from:

    andyturpie (7th February 2011)

  10. #8

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,229
    Thank Post
    1,445
    Thanked 1,859 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    559
    Two of my schools have come to the conclusion that they just can't afford to fund teacher laptops any longer. Only had a couple of issues so far, one teacher was very understanding, one raised merry Hell.
    I have put in place remote access to their files which I think (hope) will lessen the impact.

  11. Thanks to sparkeh from:

    andyturpie (7th February 2011)



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Migration from CC3 server 2003 to CC4 on server 2008 - anyone else?
    By Max_Power in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th January 2011, 12:34 PM
  2. RM CC3/CC4
    By MattDLEA in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th December 2010, 04:46 PM
  3. RM CC3 to RM CC4
    By L3o in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th June 2010, 03:19 PM
  4. RM CC3/CC4 Mice drivers
    By MNHughes in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th February 2010, 09:45 AM
  5. RM CC3 or CC4
    By adeasha in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10th September 2009, 06:18 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
  •