Laptop Rollout 101

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We just finished four rollouts at Beaver Brae High School (Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) and let me tell you, there is a Martha Stewart-in-training here at BBSS library! She had this place ready to go, and by ready to go, I mean READY TO GO!

I think that you should check out the slideshow above and the notes below to find your own way to an an amazing, smooth netbook rollout that will make everyone happy!

Laptops were cataloged through L4U, and then signed out to each student. After signing them out, Ms. Laffin attached the user agreements to each laptop, and then organized them by class. Because Beaver Brae is such a huge school (like really huge compared my own alma mater which had 20 students graduating in 1991!), she organized them by class and alphabetically (with posters!). When the students entered, they grabbed their laptops and handed their user agreements back in.

Students who didn’t have their laptops sat in and watched the start up process. BBSS has some tech-students on hand that will help these non-signers later on! Little notes were also provided to those that didn’t remember their login or passwords.

With laptops on the table (she even removed the inserts!), we got going. With a projector in place and techie-kinda-people scattered about, it was smooth sailing. By the end of the day we had hundreds of netbooks into students’ hands, and a plan that we can share with other schools and boards who do a laptop rollout in the future!

Thank you BBSS, and to the students – “ENJOY (and LEARN!)!”


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