I'm an 8th grade science teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm a big believer of having a printer in the classroom, and I want to upgrade from my single sided b&w printer to a duplex color printer.
My question: In your classroom, has having an all-in-one printer been worthwhile? I can always scan using the copiers in the office. I was gifted some DonorsChoose gift cards for the holidays, and want to make my classroom funds go as far as possible.
I've been looking at the Brother HL-L8360CDW or the MFC-L8900CDW. They're expensive up front, but the per page cost is rediculously low. Like 1/3cent per page b&w. They're the same printer, but the more expensive model ($340 vs $479) has the scanner. Is it worth it for $140 more?