∞ Florida school trades textbooks for iPads

Orlando Sentinel:

“When students at the new Lake Minneola High School in Lake County return to classes in a few weeks, they’ll have access to more than half a million dollars worth of new iPads that they’ll use at school and at home.“Lake Minneola will be is the first public school in Central Florida to buy the devices for every student as part of a state pilot program to save on textbooks and offer a new dimension in learning for students.”

In the current economic climate, forward-thinking schools looking to employ technology effectively for their students are faced with a dilemma: how to get the most bang for a dwindling amount of bucks? The iPad certainly helps – as long as curriculums, faculty training and IT policies are tailored accordingly.