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Hi Everyone, This is my first posting on edtech and my first year as technology coordinator in a K-5 elementary school in NYC. My principal asked me to review an information and application form from a program called "create." They offer surplus computer equipment no longer needed in the state and private industry. She wants to know if it is applicable to our school. My first reaction is that these are hand-me downs that will not be of the best quality (some of the computers are actually repaired/restored by other institutions training their students in technology repair). My question for the group is am I wrong in thinking this way? If the state-owned computers are no longer good enough for them, why should they now be good enough for students? We currently have the resources and will be purchasing 32 new PC's for our lab and 16 new computers for the library. Why should we look into outdated hardware? Thanks Kimberlee Kundle Kim@scoutpatch.com Technology Coordinator PS 28 EDTECH has changed addresses. The new list address is EDTECH@H-NET.MSU.EDU. All subscription commands should be sent to LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU.