Does the Ed Tech Department provide a laptop to Long Term Substitute Teachers? Does a teacher who is on long-term leave get to take their BCBE Laptop with them during their leave of absence?
When a teacher will be out on leave, the expectation is that the teacher will return their BCBE issued laptop to the school, so that it can be used by the long term substitute during the regular teacher's absence.
A teacher cannot use the Smartboard software after installing the update to Yosemite. How do we fix this?
The fix will be to install new drivers and software. Complete instructions and the files needed can be downloaded here.
I cannot install an App that I downloaded from the web when using a laptop that is running the Yosemite OS. The message says I must install from the App Store.
To make this work:
1. Download the install file
2. Press and hold the Control key while "right-clicking" the file.
3. Select "Open".
4. Run the install file normally.
First... Schools should not throw technology into the dumpsters. We want to dispose of things properly.
Computers (whether desktops or laptops) will be collected at end of life by either the Ed Tech department staff, or by a vendor with which we have negotiated a deal. Drives will be removed, or data deleted, or an agreement with a vendor to provide this service will be provided.
Peripherals such as printers, speakers, keyboards, etc... are typically left to the school to dispose. Simply take to any reputable recycling center, and keep a listing of what was disposed of, where it went, and the date, on file in case needed.
Using an Apple TV (at the time of this post, Feb 2015) can be somewhat tricky in our schools. The only way they work currently is to connect the device via ethernet (not wireless*) to the Admin network (not the Student network**). This will allow the teacher/staff to broadcast their screen from their BCBE issued Macbook to the projector/TV. This will not allow students to project from their laptops, as they are not on the Admin network.
(This post was updated on Sept 14, 2015 to also include Chromecast. Chromecast devices will not work for the same reasons outlined in this FAQ.)
* The Apple TV does not allow the type of authentication required by our wireless admin network, which necessitates the ethernet connection. Ed Tech does not install new network drops to accommodate these devices.
** If connected to the student wireless network, there is no way to control which student projects their screen, or what they project. Connecting to the student wireless is therefore not allowed.