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Monday, July 11, 2005

High School Ditches Textbooks

In what I'm sure is the first of many, Empire High in Vail Arizona will open next fall without textbooks. Each student will receive a laptop and a wireless internet connection and teachers will be required to have online lesson plans using articles available on the web. This does two things:
  1. Provides students with laptops and gets them used to using technology.
  2. Keeps teachers from getting in a rut.
This sounds like an interesting experiment and I hope we hear from the teachers and students after they have the chance to see how it goes.

Story courtesy of MSNBC (AP)


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