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As someone who has used both devices, the iPads are a much better
educational tool.  They have FAR more educational applications for students
and tools for teachers.  Also, as far as a device with major built-in
accessibility features for people with all kinds of needs including motor -
there is no equal yet that I have seen to the iPad.

*Clarena*

Clarena M. Renfrow, M.Ed.
Educational Technology Specialist
I Teach Technology Now Consulting
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On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Mark Kline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In addition to being lighter, the included camera/videocamera on iPads is
> a plus. Or be careful to purchase TS CBs that include camera(s) that
> face(s) both directions.
>
> FWIW,  /\/\ ark
>
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> *Mark Kline, M.Ed.*
>
> *Director of Technology*
> *White River Valley Supervisory Union*
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> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:59 PM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Great feedback and concerns.
>>
>> @Diane: Most of the usage I see at the younger grades the iPads are lying
>> flat on tables.  Do you see this as well or is the weight concern prompted
>> out of true mobile use?
>> @Diane: Did staff prefer the iPad over the Android tablets for reasons
>> other than the app functionality?  If so did they have specific concerns or
>> issues "against" the tablets?
>>
>> Thanks folks.
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Diane Stacy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, thinking about it but...
>>>
>>> Two things to consider:
>>>
>>> 1. Although we have not tried to do this replacement yet -- Touchscreen
>>> Chromebooks are much heavier than iPads.
>>> 2. Many staff are stuck on iPads... some have been given android tablets
>>> with the same apps and they still want iPads.
>>>
>>> I think a touchscreen chromebook could be a really good device for 2nd
>>> grade at least. We are experimenting with a few of these.
>>> We try to get 2nd graders on Chromebooks so they have time to get
>>> familiar with using it before they have to do SBACs.
>>>
>>> Diane
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Will Hatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm also interested in this topic, as I'm considering replacing Ipads
>>>> with touch-screen Chromebooks.
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Good morning.
>>>>>
>>>>> Looking for input from both the hardware and curricular side on this
>>>>> (I ALWAYS love hearing from everyone regardless of role).
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone had discussions on Chromebook replacement with newer touch
>>>>> Chromebooks that support the Android apps with the focus of the discussion
>>>>> being a hope to combine two platforms into one?  I see that many iOS apps
>>>>> are typically developed and released as Android apps (or perhaps it is the
>>>>> other way around).
>>>>>
>>>>> Do you see this emerging technology and functionality combining the
>>>>> two hardware devices?
>>>>> What are your experiences or concerns moving forward with this line of
>>>>> thought?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks in advance for any replies on and off list.
>>>>>
>>>>> Keith
>>>>>
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