GREENVILLE (WZZM) - 450 Greenville students will now be connected to class 24 hours a day.
The school district is giving students at the elementary, middle and high school levels Droid X2's and Samsung Galaxy Tabs as part of a new pilot program. Greenville School District Technology Director LeeAnn Eyer says the goal is to provide educational access for students no matter where they are.
It used to be everything you needed for Algebra class fit squarely on your desk - book, notepad, pencil, and that Texas instrument calculator. Now, something with the brains of 'all of the above' is squeezing its way into the hands of students.
"We don't have to take the book home," said freshman Kelsey Adams.
She isn't complaining. Her teacher, Dave Fortino, can plug in a lesson, and if she doesn't quite get something, she can plug in to listen.