Science Leadership Academy Principal Christopher Lehmann argues that new Chromebooks are a cost-effective solution to going 1-to-1 and supporting project-based learning.
"...Christopher Lehmann, SLA's principal and the recipient of a new grant from Dell to fund the adoption of Chromebooks, argues that the $300-dollar devices are a potential game-changer for schools, providing 90 percent of the functionality of traditional laptops at one-fourth the price.
'I really think Chromebooks have the potential to revolutionize the way schools are thinking about technology,' Lehmann said. 'There is no more financial argument to be made about why a district can't go 1-to-1.'
Similarly heady projections have accompanied any number of other ed-tech product releases in recent years—many of which have been accompanied by troubled rollouts. But people in the ed-tech world are likely to pay close attention to such proclamations from Lehmann, who was recently named the nation's 'outstanding leader' by the International Society for Technology in Education."