California’s Monte Vista Christian School first to use Apple iPads in classroom

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“At Monte Vista Christian School [Watsonville, California], history textbooks could soon be a relic of the past,” Donna Jones reports for The Santa Cruz Sentinel. “Ditto for tomes on biology and English literature. And spiral-bound notebooks and pens—who needs them?”

“They’re so old school when you have a 16GB iPad, and Monte Vista has 60 of the latest must-have technology from Apple for use in classrooms,” Jones reports. “The iPads were introduced Thursday to advanced placement students who will participate in a pilot project. If all goes well, Headmaster Stephen Sharp anticipates replacing heavy and expensive textbooks with cheaper, interactive e-versions.”

Jones reports, “Sharp believes the school is among the first to adopt iPads, but it won’t be the last.”

Full article here.

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  1. iPad = gateway drug for the kiddies. By the time they grow up, they’ll be on 48-core Mac Pros with 512 GB of RAM, 40 TB of internal SSDs and 1 TBs/sec Light Peak fibre interconnects throughout, all in a package smaller than a Mac mini.


  2. @HTM: LOL! I can’t believe that people take the bible literally when it’s so obviously not 24-hour days. It doesn’t take a degree in theology to realize that those days aren’t literal, but refer to ages.

    Back in the day ( also not 24 hours, btw ), people actually did research for themselves, now people just wiki it.

    Makes me sick how much people don’t think and just accept what they read in the latest paper as fact.

    We are definitely becoming information consumers… not a good thing, btw.

  3. Kids need spiral-bound notebooks, pens and crayons to develop motorical skills of the hands. Tapping devices like iPad is road to nowhere… Our kids gonna be dumb button pushers…

    Hey what about ecology and carbon footprint ? How many energy we need to produce 1 iPad and make it work?

    Much more than produce one paper notebook and pencil…

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