Walton High School tells students to bring iPads to class

Walton High School in Cobb County has directed its students to purchase iPads for classroom instruction starting next semester, a first-of-its-kind initiative for the state’s second-largest school system.

Walton would be the only high school in Cobb expecting all its students to have the devices at school, according to Cobb school officials. Students who choose not to buy the iPads can check them out from the school media center – though they cannot bring them home.

Most schools in Cobb — and other school districts in the metro Atlanta area — don’t require students to have their own technology devices. Most schools provide laptops, tablets and other devices available for students to share in the classroom for instructional purposes. Some schools in Cobb allow students to bring their own devices from home to use.

To find out more about how technology is being used in schools, check out Myajc.com