Friday, August 19, 2005

From textbooks to iBooks

According to an article by AP, posted on, the Vail Unified School District, just outside of Tucson, Arizona, is piloting a program in which they will be textbook-free this year. One of the district high schools, Empire High, has issued iBooks to each one of its students. All lesson content will be downloaded from the school's wireless network.

Digital texts, subscription services, and free internet resources will all be a part of the curriculum. Limits are placed on emailing, downloading, and instant messaging.

Could this become a trend, and if so, what are the implications for students with disabilities?

Click here to read the entire article.

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