Pros and cons of teacher PCs
At a primary school I support, SMT want all teachers to have laptops. It is envisaged that this will make life easier all round: teachers would carry everything they need with them and would plug in (or use wireless? I hope not!) to IWBs when they need to. One good thing: we will purchase a quality wireless solution. I can see support, maintenance and security issues, but would welcome others' advice. There would be around 15 laptops initially and we are also talking seriously about iPads.
In regards to the security issue, we have four new Dell Latitudes with fingerprint readers. Unfortunately these have proved hard to set up in a useable and secure configuration. Frankly, I prefer remote desktop/thin client for access outside of school.
I don't particularly want to stop this switch to laptops, but I want to be able to warn of any pitfalls in advance and to explain to the school how much extra of my time this is likely to take up.