Ill. District hatches Ambitious Tech Plan

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pencils, paper and even textbooks are on the way out as officials at Glen Ellyn School District 41 plan to put laptops and tablets into the hands of each student within three years.

A technology plan recently presented to the board of education comes with a goal for all students to have their own mobile devices in the classroom. That technology would allow students to complete their homework, read books, watch tutorials or complete academic assessments such as Measurement of Academic Progress, or MAP.

To get access for all district students in three years, the district is looking at purchasing or leasing 3,527 mobile devices next fall.

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