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Students in Blair Oaks summer school work intently on their school-issued laptop computers. Madison Boessen, near, Josh Isaacs and Josh Malone, background right, are learning to type with the help of the computer screen.

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Textbooks vs. tablets: Schools begin exploring transformation in learning tools

This summer, the Jefferson City Public Schools purchased almost 2,000 new iPads — five for every elementary classroom in the district and one per every certified faculty member. By the fall of 2014, the district hopes to be able to provide a device to every member of the freshman class.

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