We are looking at possibly replacing the computers in the oldest lap top lab. These would be used by grades 3 to 5. The school technology committee will be discussing the possible move to net books. This thread has been extremely timely and informative.
On our third lap top purchase, additional computers, it was requested by staff that we definitely needed larger than 14" screens which are what are on the ones that need to go.
My question, elementary school age based, does the smaller screen size detract from the visual nature of the web sites that are often used by elementary students. I can understand the use in higher grades but we do a great deal of individual (not projected) exploration.
At 07:51 AM 4/1/2010, you wrote:
MSJ is purchasing 100 of them for a 1 to 1 program we are starting. If you purchase them I would suggest finding ones with a HD screen because they can get a higher resolution then the 800x600. 6 cell battery is also important.
Once this roles out I will do a writeup and post it on Vita-learn.org, Open1to1.org and askbj.net.
Mount St. Joseph
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On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Vincent Rossano <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
- I'm speaking in jest, of course; we all remember them. There was a lot of chatter about them last year at this time. However, the chatter quieted down considerably by the start of this school year. Is anyone out there deploying them extensively? Is anyone thinking they might still purchase a bunch of them?
- I never got very excited about them, but I wonder if others did and if they still are. If so, would they care to comment on their experience with these devices? Price is the obvious reason to like them, but did you who purchased them feel they did everything you expected them to do? Any regrets?
- Thanks for sharing.
Townshend School District
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Townshend, VT 05353-0226