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Deployment of Desktops, Laptops and Chromebooks in K-12 Schools 2017

Deployment of Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Schools 2017 provides data on the availability of computing devices in classrooms, with a particular focus on the shift away from desktop computers to laptops and Chromebooks, and information on what brands of laptops and Chromebooks are most used in schools. The data comes from a large-scale survey of educators and Simba Information’s ongoing research on the K-12 education market.


  • Methodology
    • Table National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Job Title
    • Table National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Grade Level
    • Table National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by District Size
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Table Profile of Computing Devices in K-12, 2013-2014
  • Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
    • Table 2016-2017 Overall Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
    • Table 2016-2017 Ratio of Students to Computing Devices, as reported by Survey Subgroup
    • Table Time Frame for Reaching the 1:1 Computing Goal
  • Inventory of Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks
    • Table Estimated Number of Computing Devices by Type, 2016
  • Laptop and Chromebooks Brands in K- 12
    • Table Most Popular Laptop Brands in K-12
    • Table Most Popular Chromebook Brands in K-12
    • Table Future Trends in Computer Deployment
  • Time Students Spend Using Devices
    • Table Time Students Spend Using Computing Devices
  • Schedule for Acquiring New Devices
    • Table Schedule for Replacing/Acquiring Devices
  • Sources of Technology Funding
    • Table Funding Used to Purchase Classroom Technology
  • Technology Spending Trend
    • Table Technology Spending Changes, 2016-2017 School Year
  • Effect of Technology Spending on Instructional Materials
    • Table Subgroups Most and Least Likely to Divert Funds for Technology
  • Conclusion
    • Table Estimated Number of Computing Devices by Type, 2016 vs. 2014
  • Appendix

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