SD School in the News for Handheld Program

By Deane Barker on June 24, 2004

High school teachers: Handhelds, laptops improved grades: This is a very cool thing in a city about 90 miles from Sioux Falls. Yankton is not a big city (pop. 13,500), but they have a beautiful new high school and are evidently doing good things with their tech budget.

Two pilot programs that gave hand-held computers and laptops to students at Yankton High School resulted in higher grades, teachers at the school say. […]

The school gave 75 randomly selected students and four teachers handheld computers called M130s last October. In addition, school officials used grant money to purchase 30 laptop computers, which were given to 25 students and four teachers.

Good for them. South Dakota rules.