The iPad Goes to School

Learning how to learn without textbooks
Photograph by Harry Gould Harvey IV

In September, the Los Angeles Unified School District began carrying out a $50 million plan to equip 30,000 students in 47 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade with an iPad. Giving kids iPads sounds like installing candy machines on every desk, or worse, Xboxes. The educators naturally disagree. They spent $678 per iPad, loading them up with software from the Pearson educational group and locking them down so that students couldn’t wander around the Internet unchaperoned.

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