PPSB to test Kindles at three librariesOct 14th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: news
At last week’s school board meeting, Trevor Smith, Director of Information Technology, announced that the Board will be purchasing 200 e-readers to put in school libraries.
These e-readers, Kindle Fire HD’s, will be available for the students to check out instead of a traditional book. However, the initial 200 readers will be part of a test run to see if the students like using these tablets.
They will be introduced at Belle Chasse Middle, Phoenix High School and South Plaquemines High School, to start.
“We heard that other school districts were having success with these e-readers, so we wanted to try them out,” said Superintendent Denis Rousselle. “We consider these to be another tool that can enhance learning.”
The e-readers should be available at the selected test schools by the second half of this school year. The total cost of the tablets is approximately $36,000 and will be coming out of the School Board’s technology fund.