After Giving iPad to Every High School Student, Garland ISD Officials Surprised by Off-campus Disconnect

When Garland ISD gave iPads to each of its 16,330 high school students last fall, district officials hoped the teens would use them nearly round-the-clock. The devices, centerpiece of a $25 million technology expenditure, were viewed as an educational fit for a generation raised on technology. The students, they believed, would be engaged.And they were — until classes let out. While 96 percent of the iPads were on during the school day the first semester, only 1 in 9 students, on average, used the devices on nights and weekends.  Continue reading...

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