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Can Schools Afford Apple’s Revolution?

New $15 Apple Textbooks are cheap but there are hidden costs?

When Apple introduced their new iBook Textbooks many speculated that schools could justify buying more iPads as they would realize huge savings on textbooks. The guys at Gizmodo say this is not going to happen…yet.

One of the basic premises of the article is that the iPad has to be supplemented with a laptop which will cut into savings. Also they claim that due to the large file size of interactive textbooks, you’ll have to upgrade to more expensive iPad models with more storage.

We wonder… is there going to be a day when we can use textbook funds to purchase technology that allows you to access content? Check out the full article and let us know your thoughts.

About Katie

Katie Banks is a mom and a life long educator. Her passions include technology, healthcare and finance. When she is not blogging you can find her sea kayaking with her dog Max (she wishes!). Google