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Mac/PC Survey, 3 questions Y/N answers.

Discussion in 'Music' started by cmf, May 3, 2012.

  1. cmf

    cmf

    Not a good time of year, sorry.
    It looks like we are updating EVERY computer in school!! We now have a chance to audit what we use and what we would like.
    I have been fighting for Mac's, but I require evidence. Reading these posts it seems a majority of schools use Mac's in the Music room for Student and recording work. Our ICT want to use PC only.
    Can I please ask. In the classroom!
    Do you use Mac? Do students use Mac? Do you use PC?
    Just a simple Y or N please.
    Mine would look like NNY
    Thanks in advance the more the better.

     
  2. cmf

    cmf

    Not a good time of year, sorry.
    It looks like we are updating EVERY computer in school!! We now have a chance to audit what we use and what we would like.
    I have been fighting for Mac's, but I require evidence. Reading these posts it seems a majority of schools use Mac's in the Music room for Student and recording work. Our ICT want to use PC only.
    Can I please ask. In the classroom!
    Do you use Mac? Do students use Mac? Do you use PC?
    Just a simple Y or N please.
    Mine would look like NNY
    Thanks in advance the more the better.

     
  3. YYN
    We have 26 imacs spread between two music teaching classrooms and LOVE them!
     
  4. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    NNY from me.
     
  5. YYN

    Have 21 macs and I use a macbook-they're brilliant!
     
  6. cmf

    cmf

    Thank you, please keep them coming.
     
  7. Yes Yes No

    We have 15 macs in the classroom and another 5 in a large "practice" room. I also have a macbook which I love - so easy to use.
     
  8. I have PCs for kids but we have one iMac which they all love to use. And so do I.
     
  9. Red wine fan

    Red wine fan New commenter

    YYY. 10 iMacs plus a couple of MacBooks with Sibelius running. - non-networked Also a couple of PCs which can access the network & other school applications as they are PC based. Kids & staff love Macs...
     
  10. YYY

    I have just got a suite of 15 iMacs in my one music classroom. I currently have a laptop that is not a mac but I should have a macbook pro given to me for my use within the next week. :)
     
  11. P.S - every other computer in the school is PC not mac...
     
  12. NNY and thanks for your feedback on my mus tech thread cmf. PCs r us in my joint, doesn't bother me too much tho i don't really get on with macs tbh
     
  13. sorry i am mistaken thought you'd replied to my thread 'mus tech for ks3' what a wally. would love your feedback there tho if you can spare 3o secs... ideally i'd give kids both platforms to get familiar with, as well as a 'spare' machine to stuff about with linux - who has spare computers though
     
  14. mmmz

    mmmz New commenter

    Hi,

    YYN. Music Department has twenty Macs - have different programmes on them...a great resource. Highly recommend them.
     
  15. YYY - final question - we are all give PC laptops. It crashes regurlay, especially now we havew reached the 3 year limit!!
    I also hav a Macbook.
    Macs are soooooo much easier for the kids.
     
  16. cmf

    cmf

    Thank you all so much, please do keep these coming, the meeting is on Thursday PM.
    I think the message I am seeing is Those that use Mac's are not school networked, no suprise there, lets not give the IT dept more to do!!
    Lets be honest, why should they? Its not as if in a music lesson they need to access other subjects work.
     
  17. The strict answer for my current situation is NNY - however:

    I am currently in the midst of conducting a short scale study of which this question is a part and have quite a bit of evidence of the kind you need, including quotes from a highly accomplished music specialist school who went over to macs five years ago and explained their reasons for doing so in detail. Other research and experience backed up this information. PM me if you're interested.
     
  18. cmf

    cmf

    Thank you to everyone. Meeting seemed to go well, was not asked as many questions as I was ready for, however, the survey went down well, dont know if it will do any good, will have to wait and find out.
    Kerryik, have PM'd you so I have back up in case they want to know more.
    Once again thanks to everyone.
     

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