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How can we get equipment into classrooms at a reasonable price.....?!?

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Started by BecPower 04 May 2012 11:00am () Replies (9)

Hello helpful clever colleagues! We are a largeish primary school with 400+ kids.  We currently have 4 x pods of 4 apple macbooks and 1 x pod of ipad's.  We have 2 computers in each classroom - either  apple desktop/ibook/macbook  x 2 in each room.  We are looking to get some more devices to access the net.  Especially Knowledge NET, blogging, DLO's etc. & to use for easTTle.  Has anyone had success with  or can give guidance with chromebooks or netbooks?

Can anyone give an example of what they're using & how/why?


  • Carmen Kenton (View all users posts) 04 May 2012 11:10am ()

    In my Science department we have a pod of 24x Netbooks.  These are really good for net access and blogging etc as they have the key boards which offer easier typing over iPADs (which we also have a pod of 10).  They are smaller than macbooks, a little more robust and so take less space and are more durable.  Our school seems to get Netbooks for much cheaper than macbooks so you can get more bang for your buck.  The down side for you, I suppose, is that as you seem to be Mac-based, the PC skills in your staff might need raising.  Our school runs both mac and pc so there is always someone to help if you're on a system that's less familiar.

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