School lightens the load

Clearwater high school in Kansas has decided to replace all essential text books with electronic versions. Each of the 2000 children have received Kindle Readers with their course books already downloaded. So instead of lugging up to six heavy textbooks around with them there is only one thing to carry. The Kindle has a built in dictionary and a text to voice converter which means that even when lying horizontal youngsters can still study. So hopefully a reduction in twisted spines, stiff necks and eyestrain.

The Kindle has proved to be a huge success with the school and the pupils. The school will spend less because ebooks don’t wear out and the students are delighted with the technology.

Even for those of us no longer at school this could be one way of cutting down the weight of your holiday reading list.

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