Wednesday, May 18, 2016

L.A. district school to hand out 31,000 iPads to students this yr

Last month,word got outthat had won a bid for a colossal tablet dl with theLos Angeles Unified School District. The district, which is thesecond-largest in the country, agreed to buy some $30 million worth of iPads.Today comes more details about the massive tablet rollout. According to a new report from CITEWorld,the LAUSD plans to distribute over 30,000 free iPads to students this school yr in an effort to improve eduion…From the report:“Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive 31,000 freeiPadsthis school yr under a new $30 million program launched by the district. The goal is to improve eduion and get them rdy for the workforce with new technology skills they are not getting at home.The first 31,000 iPads are only the initial phase of the program, which plans to buy and distribute iPads toall640,000 students in the nation’s second-largest school district by late 2014, Mark Hovatter, the chief facilities executive for the LAUSD, told CITEworld.”Apparently, the first deployment phase is alrdy underway in 49 of the district’s 1,000+ schools. ch student is getting an iPad pre-loaded with eduional apps and digital textbooks that will help them complete their schoolwork.The decision to buy the students iPads came after a long review process.Twelve proposals came in from vendors, including, , and , which were meticulously analyzed by a tm of 30 people, says Havatter.As it makes inroads into enterprise and government sectors, continues to show interest in the eduion field as well. Last yr, the companyhosted a New York eventwhere it launched iBooks 2 and anew Textbook initiative.

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