During laptop maintenance this year, we saw an unusually high frequency of physical damage and virus infections to student laptops. We run a 1:1 student laptop program in the high school in which families own the computers and we provide the annual maintenance and ongoing support.
How does one cultivate a culture of care for one’s possessions, especially computers? This assembly presentation was a simple attempt to remind people to be mindful of these fragile devices. At times, I have opened up a computer to show the components all crammed in there together with a minimum of protection. We can also remind people of the cost of repair and replacement.
The following slide show includes the visuals that I used for the presentation, but you will have to imagine the spoken portion or fill it in yourself!