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Good article but I still agree with the commenters and I would put the
device designed for 1:1 in the hands of every student and I the device
adapted to education in a mobile lab.

Bjorn Behrendt
http://www.EdListen.com/
http://www.AskBj.net/
http://www.VTed.org/
On Apr 2, 2013 7:12 AM, "Carole Renca" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> http://edudemic.com/2013/01/ipad-or-chromebook-4-questions-to-ask-before-choosing/
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> While reading Charlie's comment, I thought to share this article.
>
> Carole
> On Apr 1, 2013 11:43 AM, "Charlie Wilson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Caleb,
>>
>> It is not about the device, it is about how a device is going to be used.
>>  I use focus questions to determine the device.
>>
>> I.E. Does the school have a Google Apps for Education? Do the students
>> have email and how are the students and educators sharing and collaborating
>> information?  Do the educators have Personal Learning Networks. What
>> classrooms are project based? How are the students currently using the
>> technology?
>>
>> Also, watch out for the barriers, locked down devices, limited wireless
>> access, limited email for students, blocked social networking......  Again,
>> it not just about protecting the children but preparing the children to
>> be responsible learners.
>>
>> Creating a vision that develops educational practices will help you make
>> the decision on what device your school needs.
>>
>> Both iPads and Chrome Books have value and both need to be managed.
>>
>> We need to rethink what's possible.
>>
>> Here are two links to a Kindergarten class.
>>
>> http://kindergartenlife.wordpress.com/about/
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>> http://kindergartenlife.wordpress.com/about/
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>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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>>> If you are a Google Apps school and want to leverage all of the Google
>>> Apps then Chromebooks would be my recommendation… and not just for older
>>> students. My ideal would be to have 1:1 Chromebook environment for grades
>>> 4-12, and maybe a mixed environment for younger students with both
>>> Chromebooks and tablets dispersed throughout classrooms.  (but again, I
>>> don’t make decision in our district so I can’t speak from experience)***
>>> *
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Caleb Clark
>>> *Sent:* Monday, April 01, 2013 9:51 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* iPad vs Chromebook for 8th grade 1:1****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> I've got a side gig once a week helping a local middle school. They want
>>> to pilot a 1:1 program with 15 8th graders in the fall. Eventually it will
>>> be at least 6, 7, 8th grades. ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> I'm looking for any thoughts on iPads vs Chromebooks. ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> The school uses Google for it's LMS and two Macbook carts  and two iPad
>>> carts now for students. Teachers have Macbooks, Elmos, some Starboards. IT
>>> is the science teacher, and I do 4 hours a week for Tech Integration. We
>>> are funding the pilot, not the parents. ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> *Our current hypothesis* is that younger kids are good with the iPad
>>> carts. They are tactile,  and below the 6th grade, perhaps 1:1s are not as
>>> needed. In the 6-8th grades though, we think it might be good to move to a
>>> full keyboard laptop, but a rugged one that we can lock down to focus on
>>> our Google Apps, making it a school computer. We don't have money for
>>> Airbooks, and we don't want PCs due to the increased IT load and cost for
>>> the the small school. ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> *Chromebooks: *We like Chromebooks and have tested them. They seem to
>>> have low IT load, easy wireless admin, and be a great school computer. We
>>> are looking at their  Java issues. (We are interested in the Lenovo
>>> Education Chromebook<http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/education/devices/lenovo-x131e-chromebook.html#len-x131e> too,
>>> any users our there?). We'd keep the iPads for the tactical younger kids
>>> below 6th grade, and the Macbooks for media editing. ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> *iPads:* We are a mostly Mac school, and iPads are getting better with
>>> Google Drive. We've heard from other schools that the IT load can be low if
>>> you let the parents and kids keep them updated. We've talked to some
>>> schools who simply put software serial numbers in emails or mailboxes and
>>> have the kids/parents download Apps. We use Configurator now, and it sucks,
>>> but it's faster then tweaking 20 iPads on a single USB with only iTunes.
>>> ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> Thoughts oh wise list?****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> Case studies in VT?****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Caleb Clark
>>> *Director: Educational technology program<http://gradschool.marlboro.edu/academics/edtech/>.
>>> Marlboro College Graduate School.
>>> Masters degree. Certificate. ETS endorsement. Single classes. Workshops.
>>> Contact: [log in to unmask] | 802-258-9207****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Charles Wilson
>> St George, VT
>> "If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘a faster
>> horse."
>> ~Henry Ford
>>
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