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Re: What Idiots !!!
This is good for them, learn some technology. Paperless is the way things are going, face it. Besides, with a proper security policy in place it can be done. Make all students sign an AUG, and if they break it, expel them. Make an example of the first person who does it to scare the bejesus outta them and your set. Lock the laptops down so no one installs stuff, all it takes is a little bit of work. Maintenance is easy, if they screw them up, re-image them, you loose everything, your fault for "f'ing" it up. Have all students store stuff on network shares or or better yet, removable media (floppies and such).
I think it's a great idea, as long as a hard nosed security conscience person is leading the endeavor.
said by scrummie02:Yes, lock the laptops down tight software as well as hardware. No need for extras like floppies or cd writers or extra ports. Keep it simple.
Lock the laptops down so no one installs stuff, all it takes is a little bit of work. . . . Have all students store stuff on network shares . . .
Yes, have doc's on network server, not distributed. With doc's on a server the processor can be down sized as well as ram. If all the kids are doing is word doc's and email then a very simple low end basic laptop is all that is needed.
What you would end up with is a glorified PDA and that is a good thing. Just enough exposure so kids are not left behind and parents are able to help.
Actually, IMO if it is done right, you could have a really good system going. It certainly would even the playing field with kids that have and kids that don't.
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