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Netbook Cart Expectations

The following are the expectations for the netbook cart group:

  1. Cart fully organized and labeled
  2. All software loaded properly
  3. Instructions for distributing the netbooks in class created and posted on cart
  4. Instructions for setting up the wireless access point – with pictures – created and posted on cart
  5. Instructions for connecting the the wireless and methods of saving files added as a text file on the desktop of each student account
  6. Training session developed and delivered for classes that wish to use the netbooks



Project Two

You have the following choices for your project #2

1) Netbook Cart Team

Purpose: To take the netbooks through the next stage of deployment. Now that they are set-up we need to get them into the classrooms.


  • Check that each netbook is set up properly
  • Help construct the netbook cart
  • Develop procedures for classes who sign up to use the cart
  • Run and evaluate trial runs using the cart
  • Develop procedures for checking the condition of the netbook carts
  • Develop a training session for classes who wish to use the netbook carts
  • Deliver training sessions
  • Help in classes that use the netbooks

This project is best for students who:

  • like working with computer hardware
  • are troubleshooters – students who can think through a situation and solve problems before they occur
  • like working with groups of people

2) In Depth Software Development

Purpose: Several teachers have already indicated which piece of software they would like to use in the classroom or they have described an assignment they would like their students to complete.   Now we need to develop the expertise in the software so that we can train students and teachers how to use it.  We also need to develop more specific lesson ideas for some of the software.


  • Learn the assigned piece of software
  • Research how the software is currently being used in the classroom
  • Develop lesson ideas, in conjuction with the subject teachers, to use with the software
  • Help train the teachers and students to use the software (this may or may not involve teaching a lesson to a class)

This project is best for students who:

  • like working with software
  • are able to learn software without someone teaching them what to do (i.e. you learn software by playing with it or through online tutorials)
  • who are interested in the related course
  • would be comfortable delivering a lesson to a class (you don’t have to do this alone)

Software (you will choose one)

  1. Google Earth (Grade 9 Geography)
  2. Video Editing/Video Creation software (specific software to be chosen in discussion with teacher) (Media Studies) (History)
  3. Sketch-Up  (Engineering)
  4. Other – have any ideas?  Discuss them with me

3) Web 2.0 Tools

Purpose: To prepare a list of recommended web 2.0 tools and suggested uses for classes.


  • Choose a web 2.0 tool from my list here or another site that you suggest.
  • Learn to use the tool
  • Research current educational uses of the tool
  • Develop ideas for use of the tool at Mackenzie
  • Present your ideas to the class
  • Help narrow down a list of tools to present to teachers
  • Participate in a ‘lunch and learn’ session for teachers to present your ideas

This project is best for students who:

  • like to work with the web
  • are creative
  • can work collaboratively
  • are willing to present to teachers

Evaluation details to follow.


Monday — Blog post on preferences
Tuesday — Project selection
Wednesday to Friday — work periods

Due Date: To be determined