Webb School in Knoxville, TN will require 4th to 12th grade students next year to have an iPad for classes. Jim Manikais, technology director at the private school, said this new policy was designed to let students “use that technology whenever they need it.”
How will parents pay for this? The school has a three-year rental plan for parents. The plan will cost $200 per academic year or $20 per month for the school year. School officials will block Facebook and Twitter on the school campus. I wonder how long before someone discovers they can just use their own hotspot to get around that. Oops.. Did I give that away? My, bad.