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January 17th, 2011
09:28 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Can an iPad replace textbooks?

If you have picked up your child's backpack recently you know how heavy it gets. From the elementary level all the way through college, students are inundated with textbook homework and term papers that require hardcover and heavy to carry sources. Lugging the books back and forth from school can be quite the challenge.

But new technology may soon make that all irrelevant. Schools across the nation are relying on iPads, Kindles, netbooks and e-readers to supplement or replace their original curricula. But do iPads make a difference in the classroom? Can they be just good as pen and paper?

Educator Steve Perry joins American Morning to talk about what he has seen in his school and where the technology trend is heading.


Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles • Technology
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. goat

    Every website on the web: Will textbooks one day be replaced by tablet PCs?

    CNN: Will textbooks one day be replaced by iPads?

    January 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  2. JoAnn King

    Steve, At 62 years old I'm thinking about getting an IPad, however, I like turning the pages in a book while drinking a cup of coffee. Also, I'm interested in a workshop for parents for home schooling.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm |