Netbooks - Netbook computers for my classroom...yay! They will be equipped with Windows 7, so I will have to learn the different looks/features so I am up to speed with what the kids are using. They will also have webcams which will make collaboration and projects much more within reach.
IPads - I have never used an IPad, but am hoping it is easy to use, like my IPhone. I know that I will have to put my classroom webpage in an app. I found ideas for appropriate apps for the IPads I will be receiving. Unfortunately, I will have to create a new account in ITunes for Spring Branch, even though I already have an existing ITunes account.
Management - It will be interesting to try and figure out a way to utilize the small amount of IPads and Netbooks (8 total) when I have over 30 kids in a room. I worry about keeping them working and in tact. I think technology contracts for the classroom will be a must to hold the kids accountable. Even though the challenges seem to be many, I am excited to get these items in my room.