This fall, four school districts in New York will distribute 3G/Wi-Fi Kindles to students in high school English classes as part of an experiment to see whether the ereader is a viable classroom tool. The program, called the 8-Ounce Backpack Project, was funded by a foundation grant and will pay for teacher training and 84 Kindle devices, which will be loaded with reference materials as well as novels.

Read the full article at the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Via Seattle PI

(Photo: John Berry / Syracuse Post-Standard)


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