Chromebooks, 1:1, and Costs

Dollar numbers are starting to crop up on the internet! As a tech director, I’m extremely intrigued by the Chromebook option. This article caught my eye today: Chromebooks Help Raise Bar. Of note:

According to Superintendent Katherine Robbins, the total district cost of the Chromebooks per student is approximately $100 per year for each year they are in school, for a total district cost of $1.4 million. Robbins says Leyden spent nominal money strengthening the district’s infrastructure so 3,500 kids could hop on the network without hiccups. “I don’t think the cost of the device is a barrier,” says Robbins. “When you’re talking about that kind of return on investment, it’s a no-brainer.

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