Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
Education Portables The Almighty Buck News

Minnesota School Issues iPad 2 To Every Student 456

tripleevenfall writes "Thanks to a federally-funded grant for magnet schools, every student at Heritage Middle School in West Saint Paul, Minnesota, now has an iPad 2." Why in my day, we had to buy our own graphing calculators — in the snow, both ways, uphill!
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Minnesota School Issues iPad 2 To Every Student

Comments Filter:
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22, 2011 @10:24PM (#35912174)

    And what would you rather that money go to? Wars overseas? Feeling up the few American kids who visit other countries? Keeping corrupt leaders in power?

    "our taxes" have to go somewhere, do you want them being spent on your children, in the schools you attended as a child, or do you want it going elsewhere?

    Lets face it, iPads are cheap, they are amazing, I've seen very young children using mine, its "magical" to them, they understand its technology, they learn how computers work from an early age, they use them to communicate with friends, the apps for education are MARVELLOUS and only getting better... and they are CHEAP!

    If a school decides to spend money on living in 2011 rather than 1911, I'm all for it.

    I am the Marketron 7000.

Related Links Top of the: day, week, month.

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.

Working...