I'm taking my MacBook to school tomorrow.

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  1. FlyinggPenguin macrumors regular

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    I'm in junior high and I need tips on how to keep it safe, because y'know, Apple stuff tends to get stolen. I have a descreet black case for it and my Biology teacher said I could keep it in her room, which will be locked. Should I be okay? Thanks guys! :D

    Edit: It's a 2006 MacBook (First gen I believe), if that changes anything. :3
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If your teacher keeps her room locked and such it should be okay but if I were you, I'd keep it with me all day and never let it out of my sight. :apple:
     
  4. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    1. Don't tell everyone hey I have a macbook and its in her classroom!
    2. Always know exactly where it is, pick it up right at the end of the day.
    3. Make sure your principal knows that teacher is holding it.
    4. If you walk home/take a train/ always bring a friend with you incase some one starts trouble.
    5. Don't be dumb.
    6. Or don't bring it to school and put your project onto a USB drive and plug into her computer
     
  5. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    We're doing a powerpoint on the organism of a cell, and there's only 8 library computers running *shudder* Windows XP. :)
     
  6. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Than export your keynote or powerpoint to Powerpoint 2003 and your set for your USB or cd rom
     
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    Don't announce to everyone you're carrying a laptop.
     
  8. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I would do, but she gave us the project the last five minutes of class and never told us what we have to do, so I have no idea what I would have to put on the powerpoint-- we were supposed to get together over the weekend, but we never got a rubric or a sheet explaining the project. D: She just said, "Ohai, there's a cell organism project due next week. Was that the bell? Shoo!"
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Powerpoint runs just fine on Windows XP. If that's the only application you're using the MacBook at school for, it sounds like your reason is mostly to show off the fact that you have a MacBook. Take your presentation on a USB drive, as recommended, and leave the MacBook at home.
     
  10. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    So it's not your fault if you come to class with a well done powerpoint of an organism. Bottom line is do not bring your laptop to school if you can. You are in Junior High, your little friends may get jealous and either steal or break it on you and say it was an accident.
     
  11. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I would do, but she gave us the project the last five minutes of class and never told us what we have to do, so I have no idea what I would have to put on the powerpoint-- we were supposed to get together over the weekend, but we never got a rubric or a sheet explaining the project. D:
     
  12. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a good point. Thanks everyone, I'm just going to make the powerpoint now. :D *hugs all*
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So you're saying you don't know how to do the assignment, so you plan to take your MacBook to school and finish the assignment there? If not, just call a classmate or the teacher for clarification on what you're supposed to do. Taking your MacBook to school doesn't sound like a sensible approach.
     
  14. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Wise choice man.
     
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    You still have no need to take the MacBook with you. What would it help if you brought it with you? If the project is meant to be done at home, then ask your mates to come over to your house after school and do it there. If it's supposed to be done at school, then use the library computers. I agree with GGJstudios that it sounds like you just want to be cool and show others that you have one.

    If there are no free computers in the library, just take a piece of paper and start browsing books and take down some notes. That's how people did it before Wikipedia. Then finish the PowerPoint at home
     
  16. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, thanks. ^_^ (I don't really care about showing off my MacBook, btw.)
     
  17. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good point. Thanks! :)
     
  18. Mahshall macrumors member

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    1. Leave it at home and bring it on a USB (recommended)
    2. Bring it to school and beat anyone up that touchs it (not recommended)
     
  19. FlyinggPenguin thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's my friend Bryan. :p
     
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    :D i think it depends on the school in mine enough people have macs that it wouldn't get stolen
     
  21. Kaviar macrumors member

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    There's no need to take it in at all.
     
  22. Messy macrumors 6502

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    You need to carry it in a case with an Apple logo on it, preferably one thats in a bright colour, mention on Facebook that you're bringing it to school too.

    Should do it.
     
  23. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You might as well throw it out the window, too! You know, to get rid of the viruses :D... JK, I know there aren't any Mac viruses.
     
  24. OliverOSX93 macrumors regular

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    Junior high? :confused:

    what ages would junior high cover? I'm guessing 12 - 16? (that's what secondary school cover in the uk)
     
  25. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It covers roughly 10-14.
     

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