Georgia high schools to replace boring PowerPoint presentations with snazzy iPods

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Aiken (GA) – Seven high schools in the Aiken Georgia area will get 40 new iPod Touch devices to help teach history and other subjects.  The 32GB player will beam short audio clips and pictures to projectors and monitors and will partially replace PowerPoint presentations.

The iPods are being provided to the schools thanks to a $19581 AT&T grant.  This puts the unit cost of the devices at $489 each – the retail price of the 32GB model is $499.  Looks like Apple doesn’t even give schools much of a discount.  Any bets on how many of these iPods will go missing after the first week?

Read more … Augusta Chronicle.