Home laptops....thin client alternative?
For years here whenever there's been a problematic student who has needs beyond pen and paper or a special family case etc. (I'm unsure of the specifics) we get asked to buy some laptops which other departments pay for, which will then be used by students at home.
Problem is, as you can imagine, these get destroyed pretty quickly. So i was thinking it would be nice to have some sort of mobile thin client that nothing is ever physically stored on, i'd want something that would turn on and instantly attempt to connect over wifi or 3G to a server here where they could use a session on a terminal server. This way they're fully protected by our filtering even at home on the school device, they have access to all their work and programs without the need for us to manage anything but some simple settings on the device itself.
Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions on this? I'm hoping that such a device for this simple, very basic, task could be nice and cheap.