We are trying to bring our teacher/staff computers to a 5 year cycle (was around 8 years).  We are almost there.  

Classroom computers are still around 8 years for elementary - moving middle school to 1to1.

Netbooks - 3 years in the 1to1 program, then hopefully another couple years in other classrooms.  

We have had to have two Smartboard trays replaced, one was brand new, so I believe it was just defective.  The other was about a year old.  The older boards seem to be holding up though.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Bob Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We've had Smartboards around here for as long as I've been here, 7 years,
and I've never seen one die.

Bob Wickberg
Technology Coordinator
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>>I thought That I might just ad something to the equation as a Media
>>Coordinator. Depending on the district LCD projectors might want to be
>>considered. We have an extensive info-structure Projectors. The life
>>span of these are 4 years. We are looking into a 5 year replacement
>>cycle only due to the fact that we have pursed service for this term
>>for most projectors.
>Yes, I'm looking at that as well... it seems like some of our 3-year-old
>projectors are already starting to slowly expire.  Kind of a scary
>prospect.  Also.. what is the expected lifespan of a SmartBoard?
>Melissa Hayden-Raley
>Information Technology
>Milton Town School District
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