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We did get Remote Control for Hapara. So far, very good product and support if there are the funds. We got a 15% discount on the bundle. Testing with 60 licenses until summer. 

HH


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Nice!  I'd always thought that a 1:1 environment with affordable devices/platform like Chromebooks and GAE  for everyday work, and supplement the classroom/school with a few more heavy lifting multimedia machines would be a good system. The management features with TDashboard work well with the Chromebook, did you get the Remote Control Module as well?


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Caleb Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We've got 11 of our 50 rolled samsung $249!out in a 8th grade beta test and just integrating hapara teacher dashboard. So far, excellent. We still have iPad carts for youguns  and a MacBook cart for media etc.m. Too. 


On Friday, December 20, 2013, Paul Monette wrote:
I'll be interested in how well they work since we are looking at getting 40 of them for our 5th and 6th grade.

I've been converting our netbooks to Linux Mint for speed, etc.

Paul Monette
Newport City Elementary School


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From: "Wallis, Jeff" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 12/20/2013 19:11 (GMT-05:00)
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Chromebooks pros and cons


For those of you looking at ordering the Chromebook 14 - they make a business version that has 4GB of RAM rather than the regular 2GB.

I just ordered some for one of our elementary schools.  I ordered them through Marcus at Panurgy - great price at $299 each.  If you want to be able to manage them in your GAE domain you can order that for $30 each.  They also offer HP carepacks with accidental protection if you are interested in that too.

Here is Marcus's contact information if anyone is interested:


Jeff Wallis
Chief Network Engineer
Chittenden East Supervisory Union


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am curious to get my hands on one of the acer touchscreens.    I had very bad luck with the Intel Classmate touchscreens breaking easier than traditional LCD.  

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On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I've been using the Samsung $249 chromebook for the past year with no issues...I've setup a GAE domain with Teacher Dashboard and the Remote Control module where you can see each student chromebook's screen, tabs open and have the ability to send messages a pop up on their screen,  push urls to all devices as well as close tabs that they have open.
As you point out the new Acer Touchscreen Chromebook for $299 looks very interesting...lots of options for chromebooks out there...The G+ Community, Chromebook EDU is worth joining and connecting with many schools who have gone 1:1 chromebook 

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