"We are doing a student owned program in a high school... major reason is that we want students to be masters of their own devices... we will give them a core set of apps purchased in bulk, but they will manage their own devices, its a skill they…"
"Here is where we are at today...
I have put in a proposal (and it was accepted) to get 16 ipads and apps, training, and gift cards for teachers... we are going to spend the next couple months exploring them as an "option"... we…"
lets say I spend $100) per student per 4 years... that is either 4 years of a macbook or 2 ipads...
Issue #1 - Who buys the devices? if it is the school now I have twice as many devices to get rid…"
"A couple of followup thoughts....
1). Netbooks are not part of the discussion... They last about a year or 2 before the batteries die, parts start falling off, get sluggish, etc... The cost rises significantly if you start adding things like a…"
We are struggling with the same issue... I am AP for Curriculum and Technology at a larger private high school (680+).
First - I want to comment on a couple of the concerns you raise.
As of Fall of 2011 we will no longer…"