History Textbook Content Moves to iPad in “Beyond Textbooks” Initiative


Some 300 students in four Virginia school districts will use Apple iPads loaded with interactive media and applications to replace traditional history textbook content. The project is part of the Beyond Textbooks initiative, designed to explore the potential of wireless technology and digital textbooks to enhance teaching and learning.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.