The Maine Department of Education in the United States has just placed an order for more than 64,000 MacBooks for students and teachers in the 7 12 series. A second order for at least another seven thousand is yet to come in the coming weeks.
“We have seen tremendous success at fundamental level II (middle school), which demonstrated a significant increase in student involvement (…) so we want to take the same opportunity to the middle level (high school), ”Said Sue Gendron, in charge of the department. "This is not just about technology, it involves using it to support education."
The project Learning Technology of Maine (Maine Technology Learning Initiative, or MTLI) uses Apple notebook computers in elementary schools II (middle school) in the state since 2002. Expansion to the middle level (high school) an extension of the existing contract with Apple, announced in March this year.
With this new batch of MacBooks, Maine's technological education program becomes the largest of its kind that has ever existed.