What could this computer do in a classroom? The Raspbian operating system is trim and powerful. Students in this operating system can use LibreOffice, a full document processing suite. From spreadsheets to word processing and presentation slides, all standard document creation functions are available.
Document creation is the number one pain point I hear about from the middle school staff. The student each have an iPad, but it is not uncommon for the teachers to check out the mac or PC laptop carts to facilitate document creation. The Mac cart is 24 Mac Book Airs, the PC cart has 24 Lenovo Thinkpads. While this is a good solution for our school, each of these carts cost over 20 thousand dollars to outfit.
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Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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