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General Discussion / Re: How did you find adapting to the new way of things?
« Last post by Belfast_Tech on July 03, 2020, 11:13:10 AM »
Work wise I've actually found it ok!  I was kept nice and busy with support requests from the start of lockdown right through to the end of term, so that helped keep some sort of routine.  I found working remotely absolutely fine and now that summer has came round (hard to believe!) I'm now back on site more and more to get things ready. 

I must state no one has asked me to be on site, but if I didn't come in to do it (Apple TV updates, projector cleaning, equipment moves / tidy up etc) then this work would still be sitting needing done during the September mad rush - so for my own peace of mind it's being done now.  Although right now a lot (read: most) of the other non-teaching staff are also working from home... but not actually been given any work, so read between those lines  :-X

I've split my workload into 2 lists - things that can be done from home, things that can be done on site so a nice mix this summer I think.

For the future I'd love more and more to go electronic based.  I'm really pushing now for BYOD next year, especially for the seniors as C2K Wireless is now satisfactory enough to allow for this.  Also the more meetings via teams the better - a far better communication method.

On a personal level lock down has been great to chill out and re-appreciate the small things again!  I've no interest in rushing out to a pub or restaurant, but would do anything to see family properly again!  Hopefully going right direction anyway.

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General Discussion / How did you find adapting to the new way of things?
« Last post by cully4299 on July 02, 2020, 11:26:05 PM »
How did you find adapting to the new way of things? And what would you like carried on in the future after this is 'over'

  :o
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by cully4299 on July 02, 2020, 11:21:41 PM »
We have about 20 stations wall mounted in the school.

The cleaner that we use is called Dyma Trio, it can be used on keyboards as its soap based.

Only issue with the gloves is your hands sweat like crazy.

Think we have the older ones from swine flu era but theyre harder to get hold of the bags that fit them :/
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by dfinney on July 02, 2020, 01:48:21 PM »
We have about 20 stations wall mounted in the school.

The cleaner that we use is called Dyma Trio, it can be used on keyboards as its soap based.

Only issue with the gloves is your hands sweat like crazy.
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by Belfast_Tech on July 02, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
I've advised for wall mounted sanitiser dispensers at the entrance to all computer suites.  Then I loved the idea of having plastic sandwich gloves available, so have passed that forward too.  (Thanks for that!)

Teachers will be supplied with wipes for their computers, I won't be needing to touch them!
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by dfinney on July 02, 2020, 12:53:57 PM »
Small amounts should evaporate quickly with no residue, but i wouldn't take the chance unless the school has instructed you to use it.

We are looking at having sandwich gloves available if pupils want to use them. But they must sanitise their hands before and after using the keyboards anyway.

There is only so much you can do.

Contact Norman West, he will advise you. http://www.omakwestbros.co.uk/
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General Discussion / Re: OneNote printers
« Last post by cully4299 on July 02, 2020, 12:03:15 AM »
Notice this a lot but never got round to asking about it. Sometimes there's 10/15 in the list
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General Discussion / Re: OneNote printers
« Last post by inquisitor on July 01, 2020, 02:38:31 PM »
Yes, we we went through this at irregular intervals.


No, Capita never got it fixed.
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by Belfast_Tech on July 01, 2020, 12:16:40 PM »
Belfast_tech, i would say the letters/numbers wouldn't last too long.

Also it is highly flammable with no visible flame. Our maintenance manager set a small amount on fire on a kitchen counter and the only way you could see the flame was holding tissue over it and setting it on fire, there was only a slight heat shimmer.

Oops - Maybe a change of plan required then!  Thanks!
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General Discussion / Re: Safe and Sanitised Stations
« Last post by dfinney on July 01, 2020, 11:57:47 AM »
Belfast_tech, i would say the letters/numbers wouldn't last too long.

Also it is highly flammable with no visible flame. Our maintenance manager set a small amount on fire on a kitchen counter and the only way you could see the flame was holding tissue over it and setting it on fire, there was only a slight heat shimmer.
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