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touch screen chromebooks???

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Started by karen 11 May 2017 12:35pm () Replies (4)

Hi everyone smiley

We are looking to purchase some chromebooks for our year 4-8 classes. Not like ipads, there are so many options to choose from. We really don't want to make this big purchase and regret later.

The question that our team has at the moment is; whether to go with touch screen chromebooks or not.

Has anyone used touch screen chromebooks? Are they really "2-in-1 convertible PCs" that can bring benefits of both ipads and chromebooks? Or is it just an extra feature that will cost us more but won't end up using like this article says http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dont-buy-a-touch-screen-laptop .



  • terrywithers (View all users posts) 11 May 2017 1:23pm ()

    KIa ora Karen, we purchased 9 nearly 3 years ago, touch screen chrome books and they are still going strong.  We purchased them to fill the needs of students who did not have their own device in Yr 6 (across 3 classes) for our BYOD... I think the question is what do you want to use them for...

    The students love the touch screen ones, but we have now purchased 18 more chrome book but not touch screens for our yr4 and 5 - why - COST - it was more economical to buy!  

    Our BYOD policy allows students to bring any device to school that has a screen size of 10 and over, we adapt, and at this level we have found that Chrome books are fine (we would love to go IPAD - but way to expensive).  They can make short videos, code, research, write, present etc.

    Hope this helps.

    Ka kite ano


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