LAUSD Adds Chromebooks to the Device Mix
IPAD, MEET CHROMEBOOK: The Los Angeles Unified School District is giving some of its schools more autonomy in their device choice, according to the Los Angeles Times. Back in November, right before Thanksgiving, Superintendent Cortines gave the go-ahead to push forward on Phase 2-B of the Common Core Technology Project, spending funds to outfit 27 schools with "TBD" (to be decided) devices. Today, the LA Times reports that these 27 schools--originally slated to receive iPads--now will have the choice of selecting either iPads or Chromebooks (made by Samsung, Acer or Dell) for teachers and students. And the price point may affect decisions: While the Times reports that the cost of iPads and pre-loaded curriculum run schools $768 apiece, the Chromebooks with curriculum are expected to be $100 to $200 less.