On Mar 14, 2005, at 10:28 AM, Adam Provost wrote:
> Cobb County, Georgia just bought in to the tune of 63,000 laptop
> computers. http://www.cobb.k12.ga.us/powertolearn/main_index.htm
> Still think it can't be done ?
Interesting site ! At the details site ...
* The Cobb County School District is the largest school district to
ever engage in a one-to-one computer initiative, and allows Apple to
provide the hardware, software, and support at the best possible value.
The price of each iBook , based on a four-year lease, is $271.26 per
year, less than the cost per computer in Maine & Michigan's programs.
Add in comprehensive training and local support, and the cost per
student is only $350 annually.
* The package includes a strong ongoing training program for teachers,
staff, parents, students and tech leaders, including a dedicated center
focused on leadership, learning, coaching and coordination of best
practices for teachers within the district, and two dedicated
staff-development specialists provided by Apple. (In addition, Apple
will provide two staff development specialists. These trainers will
help move teachers up the learning curve over the course of the
program, from basic usage skills to advanced classroom integration at
the individual teacher's pace.)