iOS, Netbooks, Thin Clients, and Chromebooks
iOS devices (iPad and iPod Touch) are versatile, all-in-one Internet capable computing devices. iOS devices are relatively easy to maintain, particularly with iOS5’s built-in, wireless updates. They are user-friendly and intuitive for any age group or ability level. Mrs. Annen's (Sunrise Elementary, 3rd Grade), Mr. Shelley's (Cresent Middle School), and Mrs. Larson's (Brighton High School) classes in Canyons School District have been piloting iPads as one-to-one devices. To view the iOS pilot report, click on the PDF below.
Thin Clients, also known as “dummy terminals,” allow users access to computer programs with a much lower cost than traditional computers. Thin clients are remotely managed at a server at the Canyons District Data Center. This allows for faster response to troubleshooting, software management, and setting local profiles. Thin Clients are currently being used in the Canyons School District as pilots at Altara and Oakdale Elementary Schools.
M&A Netbooks are small, Internet-capable laptop computers. They are lightweight with a durable rubber exterior and come equipped with a built-in camera, rotating screen, and stylus for touch-screen capability. They have all the basic functions of a standard laptop with scaled-down size, memory, and processing capacity. Mrs. McFarland's (Willow Springs Elementary, 3rd Grade), Mr. Wilbur's (Sprucewood Elementary, 5th grade), and Mrs. Steiner's (Bell View Elementary, 3rd Grade) classes in Canyons School District have been piloting M&A Netbooks as one-to-one devices. To view the M&A Netbook pilot report, click on the PDF below.
Canyons District is currently looking into the possibility of introducing a Chromebook Pilot. Chromebooks are cost-efficient personal computers with many capabilities. With fast start-ups, automatic updates, built-in security/virus protection, and cloud capabilities, Chromebooks may be a practical option.
iOS Report One-To-One Report
Thin Client One-To-One Report
Netbooks One-To-One Report