Netbooks and K-12 Distance Learning: Less is more.

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director


Date: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT
Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)

View Recorded Webinar

There’s a lot of buzz these days about netbooks. They enable connectivity and collaboration. They are less controversial than smartphones. They can come pre-loaded with digital textbooks and other content. Small, lightweight, and “cool;” they might eliminate the 80 lb backpack. (There’s nothing sadder than a first grader with a bad back!)

But how are they different from the thin client of yore? What role can they play in distance learning programs or emergency / learning continuity? Are they really as “green” as people say? What are the options in terms of equipment and applications? Will they save schools money? And why now?

Webinar Speakers:




Mary Lange

Educational Technology Resource Teacher

Office of Information & Technology Officer,

SanDiego, Unified School District

Linda WoLindaWoods100x132ods

AT&T Education Advocate

Linda L. Woods will introduce the topic of netbooks and cover some of the technical issues and education applications.

Mary Lange will talk about her experiences as Principal and technology coordinator at San Diego Unified iHigh Virtual Academy and the role that netbooks play.

Kevin Carman will cover aspects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of special interest to educators considering the purchase of netbooks for students or staff.

Sponsored By:

AT&T and Lenovo

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