iPads in South Georgia Schools

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Educators and legislators are considering tossing out printed textbooks and replacing them with iPads. The offer is on the table from Apple Computers for the state to launch a pilot program in classrooms across Georgia. Local principals said they're curious as to how the technology will be funded.

"It will open many options for the students to become global and I really like that part about it but there are some con sides that I have some questions about too; like where is the funding coming from?"

Knight said she wonders whether the funding will come from the state or if local school systems will have to add the expense to their budgets.

Knight said she wonders whether the funding will come from the state or if local school systems will have to add the expense to their budgets.


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  • by John Location: Thomas on Mar 26, 2011 at 02:44 AM
    Georfgia has some of the stupiest political leaders in America. We have kids that can't even do math n their heads and yet they now want to give them Ipads. The students are not mature enough to keep up with them, so you will have to replace them several times during the year. Here is an idea, save money by not ordering books and yet make students copy notes from black board like we did in the 60's. Yes, we had math that many years ago. Adults are killing our education sysetm. Give conteraol back to the clas rooms. Oh by the way, this was another of Quigg' great ideas. She wouldn't know education if it hit her beside the head.
  • by Realistic parent Location: Cairo, GA on Mar 25, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    Are these the same legislators who keep cutting education funding & just made Pre-K an entry level position because of cuts? They need to restore positions and instructional materials before implementing a plan that no system can possibly fund right now. Sure it's a great idea but just not the right time.
  • by Jm on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    They probably will not allow Angry Birds as itnwould encourage violence.
  • by So GA parent Location: Thomasville on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Although, Im all for the use of technology in schools, but this is just another way that students won't be allowed to take textbooks home and study. How are we as parents supposed to reinforce the learning process and help our children with what was taught in the classroom at home, if they can't take any materials home other than tons of paper?
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