What’s Included • 16 Laptop computers with built-in wireless networking • 16 extra batteries in a 16 slot charger • Printer • Cart with wireless access point • Wires, cables, plugs, laptop chargers, doo-hickeys, and thing-a-ma-jigs
Cart Cart • Big and heavy • Locks securely in two places • Printer may vary • Colored Stickers Not Included
Cart Cart • Turning casters on 4 corners • Cushioned handles on each end. • Note: Colored Stickers Not Included
Shelves Shelves • Individual shelves • Labeled • Attention:COLORED STICKERS NOT INCLUDED
Wireless Laptops Wireless Laptops
Wireless Laptops Wireless Laptops • New and nice • Good performance • Labeled • Antenna built in • No mouse • Trackpad
Topping it off Topping it off
Topping it off Topping it off • Sixteen pocket fast battery charger • Indicator lights per pocket • Spare batteries • Laser Printer • Laptops are configured to use this printer
Battery Life Battery Life
Battery Life Battery Life • 2-3 Hours per battery • Extra batteries • Leave them charging • Swap when necessary • Laptop shows battery status
Notes on use • Cart must be plugged in 2 ways • Into network drop (maybe 2 network drops!) • Into electrical outlet • Wireless networking is slower than wired • Range of wireless is >200 feet*, but performance decreases as distance increases
Notes on use • Buildings work out own schedule, usually with Media Clerk • Suggestion: reserve it for half-day periods with your neighbors to reduce moving it.(Moving it every hour is too much hassle.) • Use of cart isn’t mandated, but training is.
Benefits • Great for occasions when you don’t need whole lab or if lab is booked. • Some activities work better in classroom. • Nice for lab follow-up for kids who need to catch up.
Quotes • Because there is extra lab time, I have been able to use the laptops for several hours in a row. –D. Begin • Overall, my kids love them. They like being able to work on them. They are fascinated with the fact that they are not connected to anything. –D. Jablonski • I had them do a simple Word document with pictures and inserts to help them practice using the pad. –D. North
Credits • Laptop Model: Emir, Seneca • Colored Stickers:Sandy, Seneca