GCS Classroom Tablets Experience Some Glitches

11:03 PM, Sep 12, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO -- The Guilford County School system gave more than 15,000 middle schoolers tablets for the school year, but some have been experiencing glitches. 

The school system says the tablets have had wireless connection issues. And in some cases, students have dropped and broken the tablets because they don't have protective cases yet. 

The New York company that's leasing the tablets says they're working to fix those problems, but the issues are only affecting about 750 tablets. And, the school system says glitches aren't slowing down students or teachers in the classroom. 

"Teachers are pushing through that," said Jake Henry with Guilford County Schools. "It's not impacting student excitement about the tablets or how they're being used for instruction. There are a lot of ways that teachers can use these tablets, even if they're experiencing this glitch."

The school system received the tablets as part of a $30 million grant from the government.

WFMY News 2

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