Convened by:
Jim Anderson / Packer
JP Connolly / St. Anns
Ted Dioguardi / Hackley School

Packer is 1:1 laptop (Apple) with many iPads in faculty's hands and shared pools of iPads for students.
In general, we're using laptops from 3rd grade up (shared sets in grades 3/4) and 1:1 from 5th grade up.
Grade 1 is currently 1:2 iPads in the

St. Anns smaller IT staff and different culture uses Chromebooks
Deployment and management "could not be easier"
They use them for most of the tasks that require a computer.
More specific tasks/apps are supported with specialty labs (video, new media, etc.)
90% browser, 5% MS Word and 5% other...
Comp Sci uses one of the labs, but is beginning to experiment with cloud IDEs for coding (Chromebooks don't do java)
Google drive is the common platform (that allows teachers to develop lessons and then walk into a classroom
Printing works OK (to big beefy network destinations to discourage printing) PaperCut is also available.
Good bandwidth is essential.

Hackley School
Uses laptop carts (faculty gets their own laptops and choose the platform -- and now have iPads)
iPads 1:1 for 9th graders (from a "deficit" BYOD policy)
Bought through Apple and registered with their Miraki MDM (also use Miraki wireless as well)
The discussion of whether to go 1:1 with laptops vs iPads led to iPads because they were viewed as less disruptive in the classroom.
Devices are standardized (for equity issues and so teachers would know what was on every iPad)
Every student is required to have their own AppleID (MDM/iCloud sync and AppleIDs proved to be the biggest deployment headache)
Spent 3 years testing iPads with faculty
Spent a year talking to faculty about what worked from them.
Parent coffees too.
Student polling proved that almost 70% had iPhones - ALL had home computers.

What advantage do you get from Miraki/MDM
- Standardization
- Most paid, some paid, some subject specific apps were pushed out via MDM

How much time was spent with teachers?
- It depended on the teacher...

Foot traffic in terms of support?
Purchased iPads
App deployment issues were mostly due to AppleID issues

Comments / Questions:
75% of our HS takes Comp Sci and it's all java
Processing won't fly on Chromebooks --didn't attend this session, saw this note- you can run processing on a chromebook using --Colin
GPS / LoggerPro - St. Anns uses Vernier's palmtop devices to collect data and then they have MacMinis in every classroom.

What about other devices for 1:1 deployment?
St. Anns looked at Nexus 7 tablets, but the apps weren't there.
Deployment (replication) is really easy. Google Apps has more edu apps than Android.
iPads are inherently personal devices. - Android devices have user accounts.
iOS apps for Google are getting better, in terms of storing logins, to keep track of who you are as you switch between apps

Does anyone have a 1:many program?
Dwight School has 1:1 iPad and launching 1:1 laptop program too
Ran into issues with students not being able to write on the built in keyboard, so they bought keyboards
NWEA testing requires
iPad carts and 1:1 requires weekly push of new apps
Using both Miraki (shared iPads) and Casper (1:1 iPads
Casper Focus works really well for them.
Heavy iPad investment in their MS, but didn't go well (maybe not enough PD before...). Teachers were reverting to laptops in the carts (mostly for a keyboard).

Photoshop is now available on the web
Vernier is moving (some/all?) of their apps to the web.
WeMovie (online iMovie-like) push/pulls files from Google drive
WebMathmatica is also available
LucidChart launched LucidPress (converts InDesign files)
What about a flatbed scanner? (use Evernote's document scanner on your phone)

What about AppleTV-like mirroring?
That's sort of lost with Chromebooks. (Drive or Chrome remote desktop is a work around)

How to both support teachers but also push them forward?
Do the devices used in each program allow teachers to move forward?
Yes, for Chromebooks, despite (or perhaps because of) the learning curve or "conversion" for faculty.

What about the Surface?
Convent of the Sacred Heart is using them.
Faculty loves OneNote
Running 10 developer preview and it "blows away" windows 8
-- Not as many edu apps as for the iPad (?)

Per Chrome, "Kids find the apps that work for them"

Then there is the budget question...
If you go Chromebooks, plan on a media lab (coding computer lab? science computer lab?)
Dells come with 4 years of accidental damage coverage
Deployment couldn't be easier.
Management in Chromebooks is incredible (and hands off)
Basic Google docs are also available offline (more apps are moving that direction)

What's the best Chromebook to buy?
JP's happy with Dell's (CDWG will send eval units)
Some like Samsung