As a sign of the changing times, four pilot eighth grade classrooms will be using Apple’s iPad tablets as digital readers to learn algebra. The iPad will come pre-loaded with the textbook from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and according to the publisher “…marks the fundamental shift from print delivery of curriculum to digital.”
The pilot program will be spread out throughout California, including schools in Fresno, Long Beach, Riverside, and San Francisco. iPads used in the pilot program will come with 400 videos, animated instructions, and a homework coach, in addition to the text. The program will take place over a full academic year.
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