Kevin Stachowski's Blog (7)

End of the first one-to-one year

I can't believe I'm at the end of the first year of our one-to-one program! I'm also sorry I haven't been more faithful bloggin my experiences. On a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being a complete disaster and 100 being a complete success I would rate our program in the upper 80s. I've been amazed at how rough the students have been on the tablets. And am thankful that I teach in an all girls school! I guess my hope was that the students would treat their tablets/laptops like the teachers had treated… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on May 22, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Bad at Blogging

I'm not very good at this blogging thing. I think you're supposed to do it more than once a month.

The tablet program is going well. I'm grateful for all those schools that did one-to-one programs before we did. We definitely learned from your successes as well as your pitfalls. Thanks!

I wish I could get the students to treat their tablets as well as the teachers do. I have to bite my tongue not to yell at them when I see them carrying the tablet by the… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on October 7, 2008 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

3 Weeks In

Well, it's been over a month since my last blog post. After the 7 Tablet Pickup Days we went right into 7 three hour Tablet Orientation sessions. We got the DyKnow server up and running in time for the third orientation session. A week after the last orientation session was the first day of school. DyKnow has been fantastic it's been a lot of fun to teach with. It really keeps the students engaged. More later, I'm tired...

Added by Kevin Stachowski on September 5, 2008 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Tablet Pickup Dayz

Well there finally here, the days I've been scheduling from my website form for the last 4-5 months... Tablet pickup days! We made it through our first two days, wow am I tired, now only 5 more to go! It's hard for me to believe this day has finally arrived, we've been preparing for 7 years for a one-to-one computing program and it's finally here. Things went well through the first two sessions, I hope, and pray that they continue for the other 5. W.C. Fields is often quoted as saying, "Never… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 27, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Laptop Institute, Tablets, and Servers

Our student workers got the rest of the tablets imaged yesterday, so at least that is done! One month from today we have the opening faculty in-service. It's going to be a crazy month.

Went to the Laptop Institute in Memphis from Sunday thru Wednesday. It was a fantastic conference. I highly recommend it to anyone if there school is even remotely considering a one-to-one program. My biggest takeaway of the conference is the realization that putting a tablet in the hands of every… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 18, 2008 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

More imaging frustrations and success

No luck the tablets still wouldn't boot just that stupid blinking underscore. I tried booting the XP CD with the same results -- blue screen of death about hardware error. Went home frustrated at 8pm having spent 11 hours in the building.

Next day started googling ZenWorks Imaging and other associated phrases. Got on Lenovo forumn, they made mention of using the -IB switch on ghost if the imaged computers don't boot. Did more research trying to find out what the equivalent of the -IB… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 12, 2008 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Tech Documentation Blog

Blogging is something that up till now never really caught my interest. I really don't read other people's blogs, so I guess I never thought of writting one. However, as I'm sitting here in the tech office at my school at 7pm on a Friday night after struggling with creating a ZenWorks image of the student tablet that actually works, it occurs to me that it would be good to document some of these experiences in case I find myself in the same postition.

ZenWorks imaging has never… Continue

Added by Kevin Stachowski on July 11, 2008 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment


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