Professional Learning @ISM

Ever asked yourself how to go about getting some cash for those Professional Development dreams you’ve been harboring? Why not head over to the Professional Learning blog There’s a tonne of information about funding, courses, workshops and conferences… You can find application forms and rubrics here as well.

Lab and Cart Bookings

When you book the labs or carts remember to put the following information:

BiggarF – Grade 9 –  1091 (12 laptops) – Using word to make posters.

(When booking a lab, you don’t need to include the lab number, and no, the colour coding isn’t necessary 🙂

Aside from helping us locate the laptops, this will help us plan future acquisitions of both hardware and software and give us a realistic picture of how we are using technology at ISM.


How to Use the Laptop Carts

•    Carts must be managed by teachers and teachers only, no student may push the cart.

•    Keys for the cart can be picked up from the previous user or the HS Office.

•    Keys for the cart will be kept at all times around the teachers neck.

•    Once the computers have been distributed, the remaining machines, if any, should be locked inside the cart.

•    Carts will be picked up by the teacher at the start of their lesson, either from the previous user or from the faculty tower. Cart #1 will be kept on the 4th floor and Cart #2 on the 3rd.

•    When picking up the cart, the borrowing teacher should check to see that everything is present before leaving the faculty tower or the previous user’s room.

•    At the end of the lesson, the laptops should be returned to their correct slot in the cart and plugged in.

•    If, at the end of the lesson, no teacher comes to collect the cart, it is to be returned to the faculty tower, locked in the appropriate place and plugged-in so that the machines may charge. The keys should be returned directly to the HS Office.

•    Carts can be booked online in the same manner as the computer labs, please mention your name, where the laptops will be used and finally what they wil be used for, the same as on the sign in sheet. eg biggarf 2067 google earth.

•    When collecting the cart, the teacher will complete the sign-out sheet so that we can track usage and keep the machines in a good working order.

•    The borrowing teacher is responsible for all items contained in the cart, including wires, routers etc.