BYOT, Apples and books

A North Canton Ohio High School encourages students “Bring their own devices

The plan, according to the U.S. Department of Education website, “calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement.”

Fayette County Schools (Ga) experiment letting kids use smartphones to study

Comments from readers include:

There are schools that hopefully will share their success and failure at using the ‘new’ technology.

If my student’s cell phone is lost or stolen, is the BOE going to replace it?


  • 10:38 am “They’re extremely heavy. Students will just quit bringing them to class.”
  • 10:38 am “With US history, they print a book and it’s outdated as soon as it comes out.”

Apple unveiled today iBooks 2, a “new textbook experience” for the iPad and the company’s attempt to bury traditional schoolbooks.

 Isaacson noted that Jobs had “set his sights on textbooks,” seeing the $8 billion a year business as something that was “ripe for destruction.”

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