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With regard to the damage Robert mentioned, you can get almost
indestructible cases for iPads.  I have seen candy cases thrown across the
room by a child and the iPad had no damage.

*Clarena*

Clarena M. Renfrow, M.Ed.
Educational Technology Specialist
I Teach Technology Now Consulting
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On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> We're 1:1 with Chromebooks, I've nothing against touch screens and android
> apps, but the kids are really hard on these chromebooks. Screens, hinges,
> keys, cracked shells,...  Buying beefier cases this year seems to have
> slowed the steady stream of freshmen into my office with damaged
> Chromebooks quite a bit.  But with the Chromebooks that flip to become
> tablets, like the Acer R11 that I bought for my use, the kids would have to
> take the cases off to use them as tablets, and I fear they'll take them off
> permanently, and my damage rate will soar again.
>
> 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
>>
>>
>> *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:
>>
>>> 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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