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NExt week take your kid to work day
« on: Apr 17, 08, 10:07:45 am CDT »

Ok So I have been charged to come up with an activity for these kids next week cause I did such a great job last year. I had the kids rip apart a couple of PCs identify the parts and put it back together. I had broken them in 2 teams and made them compete who could get it done first, clean and functional.

To be honest I got lucky and I don't really have anything except how to break and crack all the parental lockouts on the Routers, Tivo, PC, and internet settings and mask all activity.

I need an IT based activity for about 12 -20 kids that will keep their attention and get me off the hook. any suggestions?
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 08, 10:46:35 am CDT »

Hardware only or can it be software?  If you can track down some WYSIWYG software for creating stuff like animations or simple movies or something.  Hell, a webcam, green screen and some simple software and you could have them make their own movies with special effects for the day.

How the heck did you get stuck with this gig?  My company doesn't even let parents bring their kids to the office unless it's an emergency.
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 08, 10:58:13 am CDT »

How the heck did you get stuck with this gig?  My company doesn't even let parents bring their kids to the office unless it's an emergency.

I'm lucky I guess

 my company is a dream to work for been here goin on 2.5 yrs and I'll be a lifer for as long as they keep me on the payroll  :D
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #3 on: Apr 17, 08, 10:59:16 am CDT »

IF you can give them access to software, use this
http://www.flypaper.net

It's the company I work for now, it's free and it makes flash movies in the end.
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 08, 10:59:32 am CDT »

I have Larissa on the task.

Actually she said what she would do is lock them in a room, give them some paper clips and an expired credit card and ask them to get out.    :D


Hey Gardo - how old are the kids?
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 08, 07:08:19 pm CDT »

Damn, my kids will only be a week old next week. I don't think taking them to wrok will be a good idea :)
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 08, 08:48:07 pm CDT »

if you had some spare systems you could possibly set up a server of sorts and some clients. have the kiddo's learn how to format a drive and do installs off a network?  I deal with sys admins daily who haven't figured that out yet.  Of course, they also don't know the difference between format in Windows and format in Unix either.  Did I mention these are windows/unix admins?
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 08, 09:02:03 am CDT »

Formatting is formatting...when you use a huge electro-magnet. ;)
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 08, 09:03:23 am CDT »

or toss it in the microwave
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Re: NExt week take your kid to work day
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 08, 01:36:32 pm CDT »

hmmm...while not exactly IT, can it be crafty?  If u have a bunch of internal pc parts, maybe u can make them make something out of it?  certain chips can look like bugs...get some fabrictac glue & googly eyes, precut foam shapes, etc. & they could sit there & make desk art?   

And how the heck do u get STUCK with these things? 

Personally i can't stand when ppl bring their kids to work...i avoid days like Halloween & Xmas at work becuz i can't get a damned thing done with these kids hanging around & ppl insisting on introducing them to me (prolly cuz they know i don't like spawn)
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