Monday, August 1, 2011

EDM310 Graduates: You Are Now More Valuable!

Mac laptop

Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Alan lee has announced that all students in the Bay Minette High School will have a MacBook starting this September. This is the start of an effort to do this countywide by the 2012-13 school year. "I would like to have 20,000 [MacBooks] in the hands of students by 2012-2013. That would be my goal" said Lee.

Baldwin Register, special insert Back to School... Back to the Future, Sunday, July 24, 2011, p.2.


  1. This is great news. Do you remember where the original article is?

  2. Do you know the biggest hangup of "not" switching to Macs was that they believed they where not Smartbook Notebook Edition able? I sent there technology guy a link to download the software after showing him my Mac. The special education department (particularly the Autism Spectrum program) uses Mac exclusively and has a program called Apple for Autism- see Scott Parks at Spanish Fort High if interested. My understanding is that all school children 9-12 grade in the state of Alabama will be heading in this direction as a way of making textbooks more affordable and last longer. The estimated budget for textbooks each year in the state is $65 million and books are expected to last only six years; replacing them with a digital version would serve many benefits including going green, saving money, increased technology, universal applications, and health associated with carrying 25lb backpacks.