Monday, February 15, 2010

Wi-Fi Turns Arizona Bus Ride Into a Rolling Study Hall -

Wi-Fi Turns Arizona Bus Ride Into a Rolling Study Hall - "Wi-Fi access has transformed what was often a boisterous bus ride into a rolling study hall, and behavioral problems have virtually disappeared.

“It’s made a big difference,” said J. J. Johnson, the bus’s driver. “Boys aren’t hitting each other, girls are busy, and there’s not so much jumping around.”

On this morning, John O’Connell, a junior at Empire High School here, is pecking feverishly at his MacBook, touching up an essay on World War I for his American history class. Across the aisle, 16-year-old Jennifer Renner e-mails her friend Patrick to meet her at the bus park in half an hour. Kyle Letarte, a sophomore, peers at his screen, awaiting acknowledgment from a teacher that he has just turned in his biology homework, electronically."

Sounds like a good idea to me. I wonder what percentage of Hudson Valley kids have laptops, though. This school district has invested in technology for years.  

What's happening in your school district?
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