Georgia to replace middle school textbooks with the iPad
“Last week we met with Apple Computers, and they have a really promising program where they come in and their recommending to middle schools – for $500 per child per year, they will furnish every child with an iPad, wi-fi the system, provide all the books on the system, all the upgrades, all the teacher training – and the results they’re getting from these kids is phenomenal.”
Needless, to say, it will probably never happen. They simply don’t have the money.
This is my biggest gripe with the whole debate over ereaders as a digital textbook platform. They cost too much to implement widely, and yet everyone keeps starting pilot programs.
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