I think our local schools in Melrose, Massachusetts are primarily Windows, with some Chromebooks and iPads here and there for special purposes.
Many years ago I was chatting with a high school teacher at a GNU/Linux user's group meeting. He said, "If you put students in front of computers in the classroom, it doesn't matter what operating system it has. They're going to break it, and the teacher will spend all of his/her time fixing desktops. You need a remote desktop on central server." So the idea of a remote desktop for schools sounds great. The big competition there will be Chromebooks and Google apps. Jim Garrett ----- Reply message ----- From: "amunizp" <a75...@alumni.tecnun.es> To: "Aaron E-J" <t...@otherrealm.org>, <email@example.com>, <tech-c...@npogroups.org> Subject: [libreplanet-discuss] What does the tech setup look like in your grade school? Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 02:15 El 13 de octubre de 2016 00:18:37 GMT+01:00, Aaron E-J <t...@otherrealm.org> escribió: >I am developing a ready-out-of the-box, open source virtual remote >desktop platform and would like to investigate its deployment in school >systems. My assumption is that most schools are using proprietary >technologies (Mac/PC) for the most part and that a switch to Linux >based >platforms would bring cost savings. However, I know very little about >the current technology setups in schools near me – let alone schools >elsewhere in the U.S. (where I'm based) or the world. I would like to >hear from people who have kids, what does their school technology setup >look like? > >Thanks! Don't know what they have now but they are going for the very expensive and monopolistic smartboards. A whiteboard/touchscreen. I am doing what I can to avoid it. A quick search shows some hit and miss DIY replacements no profesional solution. -- -- Andres (he/him/his) Ham United Group Richmond Makerlabs