Overview Introduction Available Equipment DOD Computers for Learning Program Implementing in your school Peaks and Pitfalls Questions
Introduction I came to NTLS in fall of 2003 K-12 Complex In 2003 we had current systems in 5 th and 6 th grades as part of SchoolNet Grants No Computers in any HS classrooms –PII in HS computer lab –PIII on mobile cart Legacy Mac's in Elementary School PIs in Middle School Lab
Problem Need to Upgrade out of Legacy Systems Meet 4-1 Ratio for the entire school I set PIII as the target for our desired slowest machine No Funds to do it with. –Levy Failed in March –NTLS Never had targeted funds
Options Wait for SchoolNet –Too slow Grant Opportunities –Still waiting… Looked to outside sources –Companies –Colleges –Air Force Options I was an IT Manager on Active Duty and in Reserves at WPAFB Active Duty 3 Year lifecycle plan (where do they go)
DOD Computers for Learning Program Initial Startup Phases began last year All DOD DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office) now participate in the program –Cant throw anything away! Schools have access to all computer related equipment before sale. Dibs after DOD and Federal Components and prior to auction
What are we talking about… What kind of systems are being cycling out?
Computers Dell GX1 Pentium III 550 MHz 12GB Drives, 128 SDRAM Almost all of them had extra NIC and Video Cards! Dell GX110 733 MHz PIII 20 Gb Drives 128 Meg Ram
Micron Pentium III 733 20 Gb Drives 128 Meg SDRAM
Dell Pentium III 500 20 Gb Drives 128 Meg SDRAM Zip 100 Drives
Junk??? Kind of… Computers for Students… Spare Parts…
Printers We replaced 100 bubble jet printers with… 8 - HP 5SIMX, 8050, 8100, 8150 LaserJet Printers All have Duplex Units and 2-500 page drawers. 1 toner cartridge prints 15,000 pages and costs 80 dollars. We will save ~$10000 this year in ink.
Monitors All monitors have been a minimum of 17 Up to 21
Select Ohio Select the Condition of equipment you are looking for…
Federal Condition Codes Federal Condition Code This is a two character combination of the "Supply" condition code and the "Disposal" condition code. The Supply condition code is assigned by the activity turning the property in to the DRMO/DRMS. Supply condition codes are always the first position of the Federal code and are defined as follows:
Supply Condition Codes A - Serviceable - Issuable without Qualification New, used, repaired, or reconditioned material which is serviceable and issuable to all customers without limitation or restrictions. B - Serviceable - Issuable with Qualification New, used, repaired, or reconditioned material which is serviceable and issuable for its intended purpose but which is restricted from issue to specific units, activities, or geographical areas by reason of its limited usefulness or short service life expectancy. C - Serviceable - Priority Issue Items which are serviceable and issuable to selected customers, but which must be issued before Condition A and B material to avoid loss as a usable asset. D - Serviceable - Test/Modification Serviceable material which requires test, alteration, modification, conversion or disassembly. This does not include items which must be inspected or tested immediately prior to issue. A-D You can use it!
Supply Condition Codes E - Unserviceable - Limited Restoration Material which involves only limited expense or effort to restore to serviceable condition and which is accomplished in the storage activity where the stock is located. F - Unserviceable - Reparable Economically reparable material which requires repair, overhaul, or reconditioning. Includes reparable items which are radioactivity contaminated. G - Unserviceable - Incomplete Material requiring additional parts or components to complete the end item prior to issue. H - Unserviceable - Condemned S - Unserviceable - Scrap E-H Good Luck!
Disposal Condition Code Disposal Condition Code Is a code assigned by the DRMO receiver after inspection of an item which is used to designate the physical condition of that item. They are as follows:
Disposal Condition Code 1 - Excellent Property which is in new condition or unused condition and can be used immediately without modifications or repairs. 4 - Usable Property which shows some wear, but can be used without significant repair. 1-4 You can use it!
Disposal Condition Code X - Salvage Property which has some value in excess of its basic material content, but repair or rehabilitation is impractical and/or uneconomical. S - Scrap Property that has no value except for its basic material content. 7 = Good Luck!
The Supplier knows far more about the item than the disposal location.
This the same as on-line shopping cart (but free.)
Now What? You wait for a call from the local DRMO rep who tells you what you got! –Do not believe the online printout, it is often wrong! –You have 2 weeks to pickup or you loose it! –Be nice to them, they are overworked and sometimes overgrumpy!
Strong back? You load at the DRMO –It is inside and they set the pallet next to your vehicle… You unload – hopefully with student help. My van hold exactly 53 dell GX-110 computers –1 more and you rip the headliner! –Shhhh ….. My wife still thinks the kids did it!
Implementing in Your School Options (easy and not so easy) –Easy Stuff (i.e. no work involved) 17 Monitors Printers Instant payback over purchasing. –Not so easy Systems –CPUs range from PI to PIII –Drives are wiped (but usually good) –Free Operating systems from Microsoft Windows 98 or 2000
Student Aides Class Projects How to Implement?? Student Aides Norton Ghost
Tech III and Tech IV Implemented this year after getting the idea at the conference. Growing program Semi-independent student work –Request database Written in access –Work tracking per student
Class Projects Computer II Class Hardware division –Students prepare the systems Check systems for memory, drives, remove extra cards… –Place systems after ghosting and naming –Test systems Network division –wires and tests new installations
Norton Ghost 7.5 Great for 98SE images Separate images for 2000 and XP systems. –Every type requires a new image –Definitely want like systems if you can get them Any suggestions???
Peaks and Pitfalls Peaks –FREE STUFF! –Improve on what you have –Bring technology to every room. –Bring down costs New systems without monitors, keyboards and mice Print from consolidated printers instead of 100s of bubble jet printers! –Be prepared for resistance on this one!
Peaks and Pitfalls Pitfalls –My aching back! –Trash and treasures abound… –You are truly making your own work! –Acquisitions Poor descriptions on the web pages What to do with the trash –Disposal options…