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+ - School that spent £500,000 giving its pupils iPads says half are now broke->

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Frankie70 (803801) writes "A school which gave out iPads to every pupil in hope of improving their education has admitted that just a year later half the costly devices have been broken.

Honywood Community Science School dished out iPad2 tablets to its 1,200 pupils a year ago, at vast cost to the taxpayer.

Apple, the manufacturer of iPads, is said to be aggressively targeting the school market and at the time headteachers were accused of ‘falling for a gimmick’."

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School that spent £500,000 giving its pupils iPads says half are now broke

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