Kindle Fire as a tablet for school use

Is this a good low cost alternative?

On Friday Amazon were selling the Kindle Fire for £99 (including VAT and delivery).

It seemed too good to be true, so we bought one. A lot of schools are asking us about low cost tablets.

Many primary schools are being advised on IT purchases by their local upper schools or the technical experts in the lead schools of academy clusters.

Here’s a serious set of considerations when looking at these devices for your school.

If you have been advised or recommended to put these into your school network, you may now ask  “Was that good advice?”

Perhaps you should really ask “Who should we be talking with now?”. Our details are at the bottom of the page.

by Mike McSharry

 

Update – many of the links in the original comments have become broken. it is for this reason that the comments have been edited. 2/4/2013