I am a new media teacher with dreams coming true - we are upgrading the school and I am getting a new lab. I have been asked to make a wish list. However, I am very novice, so it is a big task to take on. We have the Adobe CS6 suite and the division has some sort of (tragic) contract with ACER for computers.
What specs should I be requesting for the computers that the students will use in the classroom? They will be working in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesgin as well as basic stop animation in movie maker or another comparable (or recommended) program They will be taking photos and editing, designing and drawing characters, logos and basic imagery, and will be working on layout and design for print
I am requesting a (Wacom) graphics tablet, basic photography backdrop, lighting and camera, and a large format printer for the classroom.
Our current lab has touch screens - is this worth maintaining in a media lab? (To me, it has seemed gimmicky rather than functional)