My highschool teacher, who is also a college university english professor (it's amazing how many job titles and professions she juggles at once), wants Kindles in our highschool for all the grades.
She said she had contacted Amazon for just reference pricing, and she said that Amazon would be able to provide Kindles for a ton of students at not only a discount but also a discount on books. Books could be offered one book price for about 5~ students. That's incredible, imagine how much money is being saved in the long run. Time too - instead of ordering mass books - bam: instantly there for 5 students at one single price.
She is even considering bringing this to the local university too for consideration. It's quite interesting. And to think, I kinda started it because I originally showed her the Kindle then she got one immediately after and now she's doing all this.
It's sad how my HS is doing this now, as well as new computer labs and all this new tech stuff, after I'm now graduating. I hate my luck.
Community college? High school?
The college I'm going to (lol not community, and is direct partner ship with IBM down the road) uses maybe 3 or 4 textbooks for it's CS classes. In fact, I dare call them textbooks because the textbooks I have now in HS are way larger from what I was able to look at. All the real study, reading, and such is done either through the professor's material or projects done hands on with Linux servers and such. The books are merely reference for the most part.
I can't FREAKIN wait to ditch this 25-30 pound backpack I have now for HS.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 5/3/11 at 1:22pm