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Apple supplies 30,000 Florida students with iBooks

updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed July 27, 2005

Apple sells 30,000 iBooks

Apple today for use by all of its K-12 students in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area. "We're excited to work with Broward County to provide students with the best learning tools available," said Tim Cook, Apple's executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations. "Thousands of schools across the country have improved academic achievement with the help of Apple's education solutions, and the addition of 30,000 iBooks will do much to help provide students with necessary 21st century skills."

According to the press release, Apple said that the new iBooks would greatly increase students' access to the latest technology for learning, authoring and communication.

"As one of the nation's leading school districts, Broward County Public Schools has long used technology to enhance teaching and learning," said Dr. Frank Till, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools. "The new iBooks are ideally suited to meet the needs of our students, and demonstrate Apple's commitment to education."

by MacNN Staff





  1. zioncity

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wow n Great

    Wow... a free spirited, more liberal type computer company getting Macs into Jeb Bush land. Hey... I really am just kidding... the best product for the job was chosen I think... it is a great time to be a Mac User, Developer and tech person... with more Apple's in the world... education especially, maybe we will see the addition of more IT and creative etc... department support type positions for mac tech folks... h***,.. I am thinking of going from a graphic designer to a mac tech support person for designers in a big big company as a career move... but back to topic... whenever I see students using their Apple's.... and being open mined and smart about it.. it seems like they get more out of the experience than with a Microsoft Laptop, mostly because of the out of the box security, stability and rich amount of features and cross platform compatibility... I mean you can set up a MS PC to be pretty safe n secure, but it requires more steps and Teachers just want to be able to teach and use technology.... not have to always do extra work over the already hard level of work being a teacher is.

    nuff said

  1. gambit23

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I wonder if that school is hiring. I'm looking to relocate. Hmm..

  1. toddjkelly

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They are always hiring

    Check the website for the school system - they are always hiring teachers, and have an IT spot open right now (apply before Aug 2).

    Yes, I have family that work for that school system :)


  1. Salsa

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Jeb Bush land?

    Broward county is hardly Jeb Bush land. Even though Bush won reelection with a large margin statewide, he actually lost Broward county. Broward has a lot of rich Jewish liberals from New York on the coast and a lot of poor black liberals in the neighborhoods that supply UM and FSU with foot speed on the gridiron.

  1. sciencelover

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the scale involved

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please realize that there are around 300,000 students and teachers in the Broward School Board. It is the fifth largest school district in the US. Apple isn't winning points with people on the server front and Dell isn't winning points on the workstation front. Anywhere.

    30,000 machines is a whopping ten percent of the total, but it is a h*** of an expense when we have the maximum classroom population set at 25 and have to hire teachers like they are going out of style. First year teachers probably cost about 40,000 a year for the first few years.

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