[K12OSN] Managing identical logins...

Don Logsdon donlogs at cablespeed.com
Mon Jan 31 06:27:19 UTC 2005

What a great idea!


David Trask wrote:

>"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
>Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 9:49 PM +0000 wrote:
>>I don't have an answer but understand your dilemma here.  In my schools
>>younger kids they cannot remember individual passwords either.  So we
>>given them a "class" username and folder to log into.  I would also be 
>>interested in any suggestions to solving this problem.
>I actually begin having kids log on in first grade.  We use a first
>initial, last name scheme  (jsmith).....with the kids phone number as
>their password.  This is a great thing...two-fold.....it helps the kids
>login as well as learn their phone number (which is important).  What I do
>to help is I print out "login cards".  They are 8.5 X 11 sheets with
>screenshots of the login screen with their username and passwords filled
>in.  The teacher hands out the login cards right before they come to the
>lab....the kids take the cards to their terminal...sit down and log in
>using the card to copy from.  Granted...in the beginning they need a
>little help, but it's not long before they don't even bring the cards! 
>Works great and teaches at the same time!
>David N. Trask
>Technology Teacher/Coordinator
>Vassalboro Community School
>dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
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