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Great question, Raymond.
When I polled my students they overwhelmingly choose Macbook Airs over
Chromebooks - but who wouldn't.  The benefit of a Macbook is relatively
clear, it's the true cost of each option that may be more debatable.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
>
> has anyone else actually asked their learners?
>
> we don't include them on every decision of course, but they were involved
> in our july1 purchase process.
>
> We surveyed our class of 2018 (3rd year in 1-1) and when given the choice
> between suggesting a windows laptop or a CB for the class of 2021, the
> results were split 50/50.
>
> Kid you not, almost to the individual it was split along gender lines.
>
> We had a discussion about personalizing the choice (didn't do it) and also
> briefly about giving the learner the OPPOSITE of what they picked (didn't
> do that either).
>
> Today and now at SoRo, in MS you get a CB and in HS you get a windows
> laptop.
>
> What drove that arrangement, was expectations, feedback and budget.
>
>
> R
>
> Personally, I much prefer a fully functional laptop for kids within and
>> outside school...
>>
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