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I was pleasantly surprised when I received my materials from the recruitment company. They actually provide all of the teachers with a laptop bag, a laptop and various teaching supplies. The bag is one of those ones with wheels and a long handle, almost like a small piece of luggage. It’s perfect for using at the University because the campus is so huge. Even just walking around the building where our offices and classrooms are can be a workout.
The laptop is Dell and surprisingly, it is not that bulky or heavy. It has an Arabic/English keyboard, which could really come in handy. I was also given a little USB drive that has a unique leather and metal design with the University logo printed on it.
The front pockets of the laptop bag were filled with various teaching supplies including: pens, highlighters, dry erase markers, an eraser, a whiteout pen, a stapler, a staple remover, a mini hole punch, a roll of tape, index cards, sticky notes, different paper clips and push pins. I thought this was really lovely because it means that we don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of teaching supplies right off. It just helps us feel a bit more prepared.
I didn’t need the laptop, but it is always good to have a PC around since I’ve noticed that Macs aren’t usually fully functional with University systems or required programs. It will keep me from worrying about how my Mac will perform with the classroom equipment like the podiums and digital projectors.