Question: Do you recommend that school districts purchase desktop or laptop computers for teachers?
The IT Guy says:
At one time, desktop computers were far more powerful than laptops and a case could be made that laptops were simply too expensive and underpowered to be realistic for teacher purchases. Those days are gone.
I strongly recommend that school districts purchase laptop computers for all their teachers. Desktop computers still have their place, but the power and comparable benefits of laptop computers make them a clear choice in 2005.
One to one computing is transformational. Classroom technology integration can become far more transparent and natural when a teacher can have access to all of his/her files whenever they are needed, without having to remember to Email a file to themselves or copy files to a USB keydrive so they can use them in another location.
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