Q1) Has anyone tried deploying Rachel primarily as a teachers' resource? (Server, phone, tablet, laptop, or USB intended for teacher use.)
Q2) Is Rachel valued by teachers as a resource for them to learn and prepare lessons?
Q3) Experience with OTG USB or micro SD to view on smart phones?
My thinking: It is daunting cost-wise to equip many classrooms with 20+ tablets/laptops, but many teachers have personal smart-phones, so providing an OTG USB (On The Go, connects directly to smartphone micro USB) or micro SD card to teachers could be reasonably cost-wise at large scales. (ex. Many companies use USB & USB OTG as promotional giveaways.) [However, not all smart phones are OTG capable, especially the cheaper ones that teachers are likely to have. I have not yet researched that.]
Q4) How easy to split existing modules?
To get the content GB size (cost) down, I would like to supply them in either single subject (all grades), single grade (all subjects) or perhaps primary-focused & high school-focused. General references like Wikipedia and dictionaries provided on all. (These packages will be for Indonesia, so Indonesia-language content tied to the curriculum.)
[Since my Indonesian modules will be new, hopefully I can learn how to customize them.]
Of course, there is a danger that teachers will simply overwrite them with other content, sell them or otherwise lose them. Having a nominal price may help convey value.
Q5) Best way to update the USB distributions?
Q6) Best method for smart phone direct to projector/TV (when no internet)?
With their own Rachel, teachers can prepare a lesson anywhere (home, during commute, etc.) and then project the lesson at school (whether it be a video or exercise). This is possible but I haven't researched the options. Anyone have experience with this?
There are laser projectors (no bulb so no maintenance) and WiFi projectors, or Chomecast-like streaming devices (some need router, some don't) but a TV may be cheaper, more robust & less likely to disappear (?).