Bensalem buys e-readers for 8th graders

    Students using e-devices in class — sometimes for less-than-constructive purposes — is nothing new. One school has adopted the idea: If you can’t beat ’em, give them something that they can actually learn with.

    As reported by MyFoxPhilly, School Lane Charter School in Bensalem recently purchased 50 Kindles for each of their 8th grade students.  Price tag: $8,500. So far the verdict is favorable, with students going wild over the popular e-readers.

    This likely won’t make being able to update Facebook statuses while in class any less popular, but it’s a start.

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