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1 END OF YEAR Technology Inventory Tips, Tricks, Help…

2 Let’s start at the TOP… At the top of the form, you should see the following: The Room # The Staff Members who teach in that room Directions Equipment Inventory At the bottom is a space for information about rooms where Staff Members or Department Chairs are responsible for confirming the inventory.

3 Types of Equipment… There are 11 categories of equipment which MSDE requires the school to inventory: Network Servers CPUs (desktop computers) and Laptop computers Computer Monitors LCD Projectors Printers Scanners TurningPoint Clickers InterWrite SchoolPads Promethean ActivSlates WACOM tablets InterWrite Panel Monitors Digital Cameras (including camcorders) Document Cameras Equipment in bold is the most likely to appear on a teacher’s inventory.

4 CPUS and Laptops A Central Processing Unit is your computer’s brain. In Baltimore County, since the majority of our computers are Dells, your CPU probably looks like one of the pictures below. Newer desktops Older desktops Laptops

5 CPUs and Laptops (Serial Number) The Serial Number on your CPU can be found in one of the following places on the computer’s case: The white BCPS sticker (marked “Dell Tag”) The back of the desktop computer (on a barcode sticker), or the bottom of a laptop (thin barcoded strip) The left side (newer desktops) or inside the USB cover on the black Dell Service Tag (older desktops) The Serial Number of your computer can also be found by doing the following: Start the computer Right click on the “My Computer” icon Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu Select the “Computer Name” tab The Serial Number is digits #5-11 in the long “Full Computer name” (first 4 digits should be the room code, the last 13 should be “1572.bcps.org”

6 Monitors Your Monitor should be similar to the image on the right. Its serial number can be found in one of the following places: The white BCPS sticker (right side or top) On the back of the monitor, on a very tiny sticker, somewhere around the power cable. Here-ish

7 LCD Projectors A LCD Projector is similar to a monitor, and looks like the examples to the right. You can usually find the Serial Number of your LCD projector in one of the following places: On a sticker on the back (near the cable connections) A sticker on the bottom (should be next to the model number of the projector) NOTE: If your projector is mounted in your classroom, and you (therefore) cannot find the serial number, that’s fine—please be sure that a projector is listed on your room’s inventory, though!

8 Printers Printers will print their own serial number. If you don’t know how to print a “Configuration Page” for your printer… Go to HP’s support websiteHP’s support website Enter the Product name/number Click on the “Manuals” tab, and then the “User’s Guide” Search for the phrase “configuration page,” and you should be able to find directions for how to print it. If you can’t figure it out, Hilary for assistance—some of them are a little tricky! Hilary The printer’s serial number can also usually be found on the back or the bottom. Careful—you might want to unplug its network and power before moving it!

9 Scanners Your scanner probably looks like one of the examples to the right. Its serial number can be found in one of the following places: A sticker near the connection cables (back or side) A sticker on the bottom

10 TurningPoint clickers TurningPoint clickers come in a binder that should contain: an Infrared Receiver, and 32 clickers (ResponseCards) Please jot a note if your binder does not contain those items! The Serial Number for the clickers is the same as the Receiver’s ID. The ID is on a miniscule sticker on the back of the Infrared Receiver. The ID can also be found by plugging the Receiver into your computer— Hilary if the sticker has fallen off and you need directions for finding the receiver ID inside the TurningPoint software. Hilary

11 InterWrite SchoolPads InterWrite schoolpads work the same way wireless mice do. Each SchoolPad requires a USB bluetooth adapter to communicate with desktop and laptop computers. The Serial Number can be found on a sticker on the back of the pad. There are also Model Numbers and Device IDs—the only number that’s required for the Inventory is the Serial Number.

12 InterWrite Panel Monitors InterWrite’s Panel monitors work are similar to Apple’s iPhone—a touchscreen monitor! The serial number can be found on a sticker on the back of the monitor, usually near the connection cables.

13 Digital Cameras and Camcorders As of 2007, all digital cameras and camcorders need to be added to the school’s inventory. Please don’t hesitate to Hilary if you’d like assistance going through your camera equipment— very few of the cameras in the building are in the current Inventory. Hilary

14 Document Cameras Another new addition to our building and the MSDE inventory are document cameras. They are designed to project an image of whatever is placed under the lens to an LCD projector. The Serial Number for document cameras is usually on the underside of the base.

15 Other Equipment Not sure if something in your room should go on the Inventory? Please Hilary, who will be happy to drop by and check it out. Hilary Rule of thumb: If it’s worth more than $250, and is “walk-able,” it’ll probably need to go on the Inventory.


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