Have you red *Ella Minnow Pea*......about a society that stops using
Maybe require that the computers be used without the keys for awhile?
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Sacred Heart Schools
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Atherton, CA 94027
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On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Joanne Melinson <jmelinson@xxxxxxxxxx>
I agree with Cathy--street justice is often the way to handle it (well,
maybe less violent than that implies). When it becomes inconvenient for
their friends, the friends usually put a stop to it.
If it goes on for longer than is tolerable, you could take the privilege
of using computers away from them for a short time, and that usually stops
it or encourages the perpetrators to step forward and confess so that
everyone doesn't have to share in the punishment.
Ignoring the behavior also works in some cases especially when you know
it's done deliberately to get attention.
By any chance, are these laptops? If so, you could keep them in the back
and check them out to the kids so you'd know who was responsible for them.
Good luck. Taking space bars is messed up!
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:13 PM, Cathy Rettberg <crettberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
We have had that kind of problem off an on. There's no real way to
prevent it so I tend to go the peer pressure route: "Isn't it inconvenient
when another student behaves irresponsibly?" "If you see someone doing this
or know who it is please ask them to stop." When the problem gets bad I
just don't fix the computers for a few days, so the students feel the
hardship. For me it's never lasted more than a couple of days at a time. I
don't make a big fuss so they don't get much gratification from it. But
I'll admit it's a real annoyance when it's happening. I haven't dealt with
this in a couple of years fortunately. Good luck-
Cathy Rettberg, Head Librarian
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 1:17 PM, Seed, Elaine <seede@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello fellow Baisl Colleagues,
I trying to think “outside of the box” for a solution and I’m curious
what you do when students tamper with your computer keyboards?
An unknown student took 4 space bar keys from 4 computers and spurred us
to think how we can better prevent future mischief.
So my question to all of you, how would you manage this, respond to
this, prevent this…at your school?
I’m convinced there is BAISL wisdom out there!
Thanks for your ideas!
De La Salle High School
1130 Winton Dr.
Concord, Ca 94518
Middle/High School Librarian & Literary Magazine Adviser
Sacramento Country Day School
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Sacramento, CA 95864