We have had 30 laptops now for over a week, but they still haven’t been put on “the network” because they need to be tagged (inventory control) by the school district 1st, and only then can I make an appointment with IT to come out to put them on the network and connect them to printers and so on. No tags today … maybe tomorrow????? Frustrating for a class that is supposed to be 1:1 and we are already past the first grading period. But how much can we really complain? At least we have this incredible resource at hand!
So in the meantime we “tagged” them in a different way ourselves today. We numbered them and made them “ugly” by spray painting them to discourage those that might steal them … hoping that they would be harder to pawn if they are ugly and we used our school colors. Being a gambling town Reno is thick with pawn shops. The lettering you see will peel off revealing the white of the computer underneath. At least we got that done.
It could be 1 to 2 weeks (or more) before we can start using them at this rate, unless things fall into place more quickly than it seems they will.
Learning is messy!