New Jersey Students Swap Textbooks for Galaxy Tablets

The students at East Orange Campus High School are taking a load off – their backpacks that is – by giving up textbooks and switching to Samsung Galaxy tablets.

All 480 senior high school students, through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 preloaded with all necessary textbooks and lesson plans.

The 16-gig tablets, which retail for $499, have the appropriate security features and blocks to ensure that educational goals are being pursued.

Makeba McCray, Technology Coordinator for East Orange Campus High School, reiterated the main goal: “This is a logical next step for school systems; delivering information in a way that our students are accustomed to consuming it. With the increasing cost of paper and the popularity of digital devices, this was also a natural cost-saving step that we hope everyone will benefit from and enjoy. To complement our plans, we needed a carrier with a reliable network at a great value. We’re excited to work with Verizon Wireless, who gave us exactly what we hoped for.”

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