Sonoma County Office of Education

Technology for Learners


Student with TabletTechnology Devices for K-12 Education
Schools have many choices when selecting technology equipment for students and staff. Some of the options include Chromebooks, iPads, and Android tablets. This page offers information about choices and also shares planning tips.

Learn more about specific devices
Android Tablets  |  Chromebooks  |  iPads/iOS Devices

A good starting point for thinking about technology purchases centers on questions about the purpose and function of the devices.

  • What specific educational activities are planned with the technology?
  • Which technology will serve students most efficiently and effectively in those activities?
  • What specific tasks will teachers use the technology for?
  • Which technology will help teachers be most effective in their work with students?
  • Which technology will help students access information and express their ideas?

Other areas for consideration
Establishing a Vision for Technology in Learning
Total Cost of Ownership
Six Key Elements for School Technology
Try Before You Buy