I am often asked which 1:1 device works best for classrooms - the ipad or a chromebook. There are a few factors you must consider to make the best choice when evaluating the device that will work for your classroom. Note, I said classroom and not school, because within a school the needs for the students differ and the device should lend itself to be the best tool for learning in that room.
Don't forget to think of the total cost before you commit to either of the devices:
- Cost of device
- Cost for Professional development / training
- Cost of charging station/cart
- Cost of cover/ keyboards/ mouse/stands
- Cost central management service (hours or subscription)
- Cost of IT help