IT provision for students other than IT suites
Background: the school is laid out such that each year group has a separate block - 4 classes around a central area. SMT are looking to provide some sort of 'pod' of desks, tables and some form of computing for children to be able to use in the central area of each block - a dedicated area that is always available. (We would probably go wireless for the networking bit.)
I know that there are some solutions with a sort of central 'dalek' computer that sinks back into the table (link, anyone?) but I just wondered how other people managed such things. The main constraint, as always, is cost. Laptops wouldn't be robust enough.
I might be able to use some of my spare machines or get some cheap ones but I need ideas about desking and anything else you think relevant