The Pen, Phone, and iPad: Obama’s Tech Push in U.S. Schools

On a recent visit to a middle school in Maryland, President Obama “wielded an iPad to help make a point about how he hopes to do more for schools without more funding from Congress,” according to a Reuters report. Obama plans to modernize classrooms with technology, and Apple and other private companies have pledged to provide $750 million in tech products and services. Apple’s commitment includes donating free iPads to disadvantaged schools. Obama said technology like this “makes vivid and real math and science, in a way that is more interesting to the students.” More at
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