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Netbook: Friend or Foe? Presented by: Matthew Constant, Steve Burton, Jack Barrett, and John Beisel for KySTE 2010 The Evolution of the 1:1 Program in DCPS… Lenovo r52 Lenovo s10e Lenovo x61 Lenovo r60 District Mandate Save money or potentially lose the program Netbooks very timely!

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Netbook: Friend or Foe?

Presented by: Matthew Constant, Steve Burton, Jack Barrett, and John Beisel

for KySTE 2010


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The Evolution of the 1:1 Program in DCPS…

Lenovo r52

Lenovo s10e

Lenovo x61

Lenovo r60


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District Mandate

  • Save money or potentially lose the program

  • Netbooks very timely!

  • Concerns: Durability (4-year lease), Dependability, Demands, Form Factor


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Faster…Lighter…Cheaper


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s10e Features

  • WinXP

  • ATOM 1.6 GHz

  • 1 GB RAM

  • 80GB Hard Drive

  • 10.2” screen

  • 802.11g


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What do we ask of the Netbook?

  • Windows XP w/Service Pack 3

  • Novel Client

  • Office 03 & 07

    • Access

    • Excel

    • PowerPoint

    • Word

    • Publisher

  • Firefox & IE

  • iTunes & Quick Time Player

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader


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What do we ask of the Netbook?

  • Subscription/Web Sites

    • Atomic Learning

    • Britannica.com

    • Curriculum Pathways

    • Discovery Education

    • Explore Learning

    • Google Apps

    • Ning & Wikispaces

    • Kentucky Virtual Library

    • SIRS Researcher and SIRS Renaissance


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More Fixes?

Average Monthly Work Orders by Model


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Student Reviews…

  • Convenient

  • Light

  • Functional

  • Good Screen Resolution

  • Desk space!

  • Good Wireless Connections everywhere

  • Keyboard Learning Curve

  • No trackpad

  • More scrolling then normal


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Teacher Reviews…

  • SMALL screen (management)

  • MAP test

  • Functional

  • Desk space!

  • Built-in Camera (privacy concerns)


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What’s Next?

  • Likely Hybrid---a “tween”?

  • Perfect Form Factor?

  • What are you using?


  • Login