Source: LA Times
quote: Or thin clients, cloud storage that way they can maintain better control of the equipment and prevent the students from using unauthorized apps. They should have known but it is California.
quote: Are they going to use Linux if/when they get a job? No.Are they going to use Macs if/when they get a job? No.
quote: teaching kids on any platform other than Windows is counterproductive. Kids who gain skills on non-Windows OSs will be at a disadvantage comparatively when entering the workforce when compared to kids who had Windows skills already.
quote: There was no possible way, in any possible universe, for a school district to justify spending any time or money on tablets.
quote: And yet nobody is going to get fired, demoted, or even get a stern talking to over this huge waste of money on this iPad contract.
quote: if these kids will be entering the workforce in 10 years, how do you know what kind of devices will be popular?
quote: For all we know, Google Glass might become the standard interface to our computers in 10 years.
quote: There is a huge application for tablet devices in the professional world
quote: Kids need to learn how to use real Windows computers. Because chances are, that's what is going to be waiting for them in the workforce. Not a Mac, and not some tablet that has NO learning curve in the first place.