Replacing Classroom desktops with Teacher laptops
Having a had a look around, it seems to be a while since this topic came up, so I'll raise it for some fresh ideas if that's ok!
We're currently thinking about removing our front of classroom desktops in favour of getting the teachers to use their laptops. To give you a bit of background, we need to reduce the number of PCs on site. A lot of the desktop machines are in need of a refresh so they seem ideal candidates for removal, rather than removing pupil PCs.
Thoughts and questions so far include:
- Wear and tear on laptops. Many of our teachers treat them as home machines, and the seldom make the trip to school. Will they stand up to the task?
- Ideally we'd like to keep our staff on side on this one. Has anyone had experience of teacher reactions to an idea like this?
- If you've done it, how did you solve cabling and power issues? Did you change anything to cope with the extra load on you wireless network, or even look at other wireless solutions?
The general consensus a while back here seemed to be negative - has anyone changed their mind?