[Offtopic] Netbooks/Laptops/Notebooks program Year 7 next year

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 10:51:34 EST 2009

Oddly enough students that currently take home expensive musical instruments
that equal the cost of a computer need to show that they have insurance at
home for the instrument or sign a waiver and pay a larger bond. As I see it,
it is not unreasonable to ask for the same for a laptop taken home with a
similar setup .. and yes, instruments have been stolen, bumped into objects,
left on lockers, trains and buses. It happens and life rolls on. Just need
to plan for this and be clear about the course of action and decide in
advance what is reasonable.

Regards Roland

2009/10/30 Dr Paul Chandler <paul.chandler at une.edu.au>

> Hi Folks,
> > We are at an important crossroad/milestone in our school regarding
> > Netbooks/Laptops/Notebooks for Year 7 next year.
> One of the schools that I am working with is considering purchasing a
> class set of laptops for next year - I said I'd "ask around" for
> recommendations as to makes, models and suppliers.  Doesn't need to be a
> 'flash' machine, but not the bargain basement, either.
> Any thoughts?
> (Not the netbook - it doesn't run Kahootz!)
> --
> Dr Paul Chandler
> Research Fellow
> 'Multimedia grammatical design and authoring pedagogy' (Kahootz) project,
> School of Education, University of New England
> located at Australian Children's Television Foundation
> 145 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 3065
> e-mail: paul.chandler at une.edu.au
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Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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