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  1. Netbook: Friend or Foe? Presented by: Matthew Constant, Steve Burton, Jack Barrett, and John Beisel for KySTE 2010

  2. The Evolution of the 1:1 Program in DCPS… Lenovo r52 Lenovo s10e Lenovo x61 Lenovo r60

  3. District Mandate • Save money or potentially lose the program • Netbooks very timely! • Concerns: Durability (4-year lease), Dependability, Demands, Form Factor

  4. Faster…Lighter…Cheaper

  5. s10e Features • WinXP • ATOM 1.6 GHz • 1 GB RAM • 80GB Hard Drive • 10.2” screen • 802.11g

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. More Fixes? Average Monthly Work Orders by Model

  9. Student Reviews… • Convenient • Light • Functional • Good Screen Resolution • Desk space! • Good Wireless Connections everywhere • Keyboard Learning Curve • No trackpad • More scrolling then normal

  10. Teacher Reviews… • SMALL screen (management) • MAP test • Functional • Desk space! • Built-in Camera (privacy concerns)

  11. What’s Next? • Likely Hybrid---a “tween”? • Perfect Form Factor? • What are you using?