Netbooks - I learned that Netbooks run Windows 7. I'm not familiar with Windows 7, so that's a bit of a concern for me. They have a webcam, which I think is cool. I assigned a group video project for Huck Finn and we could use the Netbooks for that.
iPads - I learned that I need to create an acct with iTunes to be able to manage the apps with the iPads in the classroom. My own personal iTunes acct won't work; I will instead have to create one with SBISD. I also learned there is a place on the SBISD EdTech website where I can go to search for different apps based on content and grade level.
Management - My concern with the Netbooks and iPads is that there won't be enough to go around. I can see the kids fighting over who gets to use them when. I mean, even if we split into groups, if I only have 4 iPads, that's like 7 kids in a group. I think a class set might be more helpful.