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+ - Desktops vs mobile devices in the future classroom?

Submitted by racerx509
racerx509 writes: I do IT for a medium to large sized school district who was just awarded a charter earlier this year. They are getting ready to plan the next generation school building which all new schools must follow and the new CTO has decided to leave all computer labs out in favor of 1:1 mobile devices for each student. We've had a fairly bumpy trail this year with some bot based and fruit based tablets already in the classroom, so I am a bit leery of a wide scale deployment.

Besides technical issues of wireless connectivity and issues of kids taking care of their new shiny tablet, what are some of the other pitfalls with this strategy? Any benefits? From a sheer maintanence perspective as well as an accounting perspective, I can see this being a nightmare, plus, you can't code well on a tablet.
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