“Food, raffle prizes and 78 new MacBook laptops made Monday’s Lathrop High School staff meeting [in Fairbanks, Alaska] a little more lively than usual,” Christi Hang reports for The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
“Providing laptops to all teachers in the district is part of Technology Blueprint, a program designed to put information technology into classrooms. Lathrop, Joy Elementary School and Ryan Middle School are part of the fourth and final MacBook rollout for the year. The teachers at Lathrop received MacBooks with 2 gigabyes of RAM and 13-inch screens,” Hang reports.
Hang reports, Helen Clark, the district’s executive director of instructional technology, said students are a lot more technology savvy and school districts need to keep up with the students. ‘It’s no longer a question of should we but when,’ Clark said.”
Hang reports, “Clark said almost 600 MacBooks have been handed out this year, and more than 350 will be distributed in the fall.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kenneth” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Note: Apple Macs have quite the presence in Alaskan schools via a statewide 1 to 1 learning initiative in which, to date, over 55 pilot school sites in 18 districts have received Apple notebook computers for all students and teachers. More info here.