I wasn’t going to post today (life and writing are interfering with blogging), but I came across this:
This is my local school district (which has 20 schools and of which I was an elected board member for four years). It doesn’t sound all that exciting until you scroll down and realize that these aren’t laptops the kids are getting … they are iPads.
Two schools in my suburban district will now give every child, Grades 3-6, an iPad. That’s 900 iPads. In my district.
I’m still letting that sink in.
There are suddenly at least 900 kids in the district that have a mobile device for reading in their hands every day.
(It’s important to note that these are not affluent schools. In fact, the grant was based on having 40% free and reduced lunch.)
Every time I think it will take some time for the e-revolution to reach some aspect of the industry (middle grade books, for example), it turns out I’m wrong.
It’s taking no time at all.