Well, that is the exact question we started to find out. At my school system we have purchased a variety of Android tablets. What we bought includes:
- Dell Streak 7″
- Viewsonic gTab
- Archos 101
So lots of things to look at. Now, we started looking at how exactly we can deploy these at K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Of course, each level would need their own apps. What a kindergarten class would need (I see things like a picture book reader), a 9th grader would probably not need. So that is one of the problems we will need to look at.
An image for each as well. We want to be able to quickly revert a tablet back to default if something happens to one. We do that with desktops and laptops now, as it often saves a lot of time in troubleshooting.
And then probably we need to look at closing down the Android Marketplace for several reasons. The first: all the variety of content, some inappropriate. Do a search for Math, and look at some of early results. Ugg! The second: we want to make sure that only valid apps are downloaded. A princess dress-up game may not exactly meet Standard Course of Study objectives. And the third: avoid malicious apps.
So lots to do, but we are excited to work toward getting these in classrooms. I think there will be lots of need for them, if for no other reason, seeing how engaged my girls are in using mine.