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USB essentials

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Bestupplyteacher, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. If you have read my other topic about the kit list, you know that I have a PC. However though I keep my work on my memory stick too. What do you have on your USB?

    I have:


    Portable versions of apps like VLC media player and Chrome.


    Time fillers

    End of term material like quizzes.

    Thanks to those who reply![​IMG]
  2. I rarely go into a school where it is permissible to use a USB as a supply teacher. I have given up taking one in unless I am on a long term assignment or a school I go into very regularly. In 5 years I've rarely wanted anything from it.
  3. sebedina

    sebedina Occasional commenter

    I've got loads on my USB.

    I've got a folder of "Starters"

    I also carry around a hard copy of something called "novel ideas for tired teachers" with activities that can easily adapted.

    I also have a KS3 folder and a KS4 folder and I have schemes of learning on them.

    I also have KS2 activities (for differentiation).

    I also have an EAL/SEN folder with stuff on that.

    I have a "personal" folder with notes about what works, and what doesn't. I keep other bits such as vocabulary lists and a set of "boardworks" power points for my subject.

    I also try and keep a "food diary" in my personal folder. I used to keep my finances on there too (credit card debts) but don't keep that up.

    I back up my USB at home on cloud and also on my lap top!
  4. I have a poster that looks like this:

  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Some, even many perhaps, won't let you use a memory stick without it being checked for viruses first. One school I know of had been badly infected when a member of staff brought in a memory stick- took ages to sort out. I suspect many schools will be suspicious of what could happen ti their system.
  6. You are probably right Lara. That's why I save my work to OneDrive and have 30GB of storage. I can buy more storage is I like. That is a good thing about cloud storage

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