The Homer 33C plan to provide Chromebooks or other laptops to students is a good one, partly because it's the first plan we've come across that actually tried to repurpose older computers. The computer I'm on right now is a 2008 HP running on Ubuntu, but other laptops like this one can be converted into virtual Chromebooks. The good news for Homer is that the older laptops are kind of disposable. The bad news is that newer Chromebooks are not always as sturdy as some of these old monsters. And the GOOD news is that Chromebooks can be outfitted with Cranium Hard Case Protectors in order to make them as sturdy as Elite Books.
We hope the Homer School District continues to make wise choices in the use of public funds to implement technology in education, and one of the wisest choices is to protect that investment.
Brian Jaeger writes columns for respectable websites all over the kingdom.