Irish School to give Pupils iPads Instead of Text Books

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  1. Maura

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    The Irish Times reports that a secondary school (high school) in Co Mayo, Ireland, is planning to replace all its textbooks with iPads. St Coleman’s College in Claremorris, Co Mayo, made the decision after weeks of consultations with teachers, students and parents. The scheme will begin this September, when the school’s 90 first year pupils will be given the choice to replace their textbooks with iPads. I’m guessing not many will say no!
    According to the report, each iPad will be pre-loaded with a suite of learning apps, with the complete package costing a total of €700 ($1000) each, although the cost will apparently be spread over three years.

    Source: School replaces books with iPads - The Irish Times - Mon, May 30, 2011 via TUAW
     
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    Great story, now I have to convince my own head teacher in these cash strapped times!
     
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    Will they be able to take it home and be able to download any apps the like or are there rules ?
     
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    Now they just have to try to keep them off Facebook in class :)
     
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    True but they will some how add software to block sites.
     
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    Kids now will be smarter than the teachers when it comes to this, will be an interesting battle!!
     

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