My district is finally working on allowing us to use wifi in our schools. As such it is time to for me to think about how best to take advantage of this. I have 6 groups in my room and I'd like each to have a net-connected device.
My question is which one to go with?
I will be buying them myself so price is definitely an issue. That said, battery life is a bigger one. I'd go with 6 low end laptops except that I might get through one, maybe two period tops. Tethering them to an outlet is not my ideal solution.
Right now I'm considering either Ipod Touches or Netbooks. I have next-to-no experience with either. I really just need the kids to be able to do simple research online. I know the netbooks would probably have better support for more sites but the Touches would be cheaper and easier to store/care for.
Any opinions on this? Or, even better, any other options I'm not thinking of?