School Ditches Books For Computers

A public school in Arizona ditches textbooks and gives each of its students iBook computers instead. “Students get the materials over the school’s wireless internet network. The school has a central filtering system that limits what can be downloaded on campus. The system also controls chat-room visits and instant messaging that might otherwise distract wired students. Students can turn in homework online. A web program checks against internet sources for plagiarized material and against the work of other students.”