According to a report on
Mysanantonio.com, a Web site of the San Antonio Express-News and KENS5 TV, both students and teachers at Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton, Texas will be receiving Apple iBooks in December.
In a project expected to cost more than $2.2 million over the next four years, the school has installed wireless access points through the campus and will distribute 950 iBooks to students and an unreported number to each of the high school’s teachers. That price also includes the purchase of peripherals, as well as training for faculty and students.
Students will be allowed to take their laptops home during school breaks, but not during summer vacation. A student will use the same laptop during their four years at the high school.
The article reports that while students will be able to chat, surf the web, and listen to music they will not be able to install any software on the computers. Additionally, the school will be able to monitor the Internet activity of the laptops.
The report also notes projects in Maine and Michigan designed to provide students with laptops.