“A UK school has announced it will be Europe’s first to equip all students with Apple iPad 2 units, and while critics slam such moves as a waste of cash, others believe that enabling pupils to get to grips with learning while using technology they actually like will actually boost education,” Johnny Evans reports for Computerworld.
“Honywood Comprehensive School in Coggleshall, Essex sent out letters to 1,200 parents this week informing them their children will receive an iPad 2 by the end of the year,” Evans reports. “Honywood isn’t the first school to be equipped with iPads — there’s many iPad-equipped schools in the US: Clark County School District has spent over $1 million on buying iPads in the last six months; Hillsborough County School Board are spending just under a million on the same; and these devices are all over higher education.”
Evans reports, “Use of the tablet has been successfully implemented in school districts in New York City, Chicago, Scottsdale, and San Francisco.”
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