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Kids chose the #Gumdrop SoftShell for their 11″ Macbook Airs. @The_School #edtech

 

After determining there were too many student laptops with dented corners due to inefficient coverage from the last model purchased, I spent months searching Google and Amazon for other always-on covers to put on our middle school 1:1 laptops. The most recent cases which students helped protoype were:

The overall winner chosen by the students was the Gumdrop Softshell! Students will be able to personalize their cases with metallic Sharpies and stickers.

Here’s a Pinterest board where I’ve gathered most of my research from four years of exploring 11″ Macbook Air covers: https://www.pinterest.com/specialkrb/macbook-air-11-cases. Last week, I overheard that The School will be purchasing Apple’s Macbook for next year’s incoming 3rd graders, 6th graders, and faculty. The dimensions of the MacBook Air differ from the MacBook, so we’ll be in need of an entirely different case come September. Back to the drawing board…

 

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Amazing headphones with built-in microphone and one input/output jack for laptop or iPad via @fpgina

Gina Marcel (@fpgina) told me to test the new headphones she bought for the K-2 division at The School at Columbia University. They are the Universal Multimedia Headset with Microphone made by Gear Head. After playing around with them, I agree that they are truly amazing and useful. Up until now, I’d been buying USB headphones for the kids to use with their laptops. These are way better as they have a universal 3.5mm jack for input/output so they can be used on our iPads and other devices as well as our laptops. Also, the package comes with an adapter and connector if you really need that kind of thing. Thanks, Gina!

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darling doggie desktop

Normally I’m a stickler for an organized desktop. Specifically, I mean virtual not physical, space. (My actual desktop in my shared office looks like vaguely structured chaos.) I overlooked this 6th grader’s messy laptop screen because all her icons surround the dog’s face. Such a sweet kiddo.

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