Hi folks, I work in Chicago Public Schools for a grant project and we were considering a late stage purchase of netbook/laptops for some of our schools. I mostly ruled out the idea of a notebook being that they're a bit slow/weak. Following this, I have to purchase from a strategic vendor; Lenovo, Dell or Apple. I met with a Lenovo rep and found that after adding all of the necessary software, our cheapest option was around $600/computer.
At this point, we have entered into the realm of iPad pricing. Does anyone have any ACTUAL experience with using these in the classroom? I'm thinking of purchasing around 10 for each room (3 or 4 rooms per building). I know obviously the kids would like it (middle school) but what about the teachers?
With no options to print, is it easy for them to use options like Dropbox or Google Docs?
Can multiple users be set up? Is this even necessary?
I've looked around but haven't really seen much solid information, only a handful of random responses. Has anyone purchased these for the classroom or seen them in action? Thanks!