Now that Waterloo is implementing Chromebooks in the middle school, complete with cases, it's time to evaluate BOTH the computers and the cases when students begin using them. Chromebooks have proven effective in many school districts, even if the time required to harness the benefits is more than expected.
Another aspect that Chromebook salespeople tend to forget is that kids aren't businessmen. Kids do NOT want to proudly carry a five pound case for a cheap laptop in addition to all other classroom materials. http://passiveninja.com/information/blog/121-chromebook-hard-case-protectors-work-best.
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