As you know, the preferred BYOD device at Salem Middle School are Chromebooks. That’s because all WCPSS students are given a Google Apps for Education account to use throughout the year. Your kids will be working in their Google Drives and Google Classrooms all year long.
If you are looking for a cheap Chromebook, there’s a deal on refurbished Samsungs on Tanga right now:
As you probably already know, refurbished machines are NOT new devices — but they have been fully tested to be sure that they function as new devices. They may show some wear and tear on the body of the devices. Essentially, they are used Chromebooks that have been reset to factory settings and tested to ensure that they are working properly.
While I can’t make any promises about the quality/reliability of the devices Tanga is selling, I have purchased close to 20 refurbished Samsung Chromebooks over the last few years and all are still working. They may not be the prettiest device in the world, but they are used all day long by kids without trouble. In fact, there’s a good chance your child has already used one of my Samsung Chromebooks this year.
Figured I’d pass this information along just in case you were still looking at devices for your child.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.