Kai Ryssdal: For those who haven’t been in a modern public school classroom lately, there have been some changes since the days you had to whack the erasers together after class to clean them out. Chalkboards have been replaced not just by whiteboards, but by high-tech “smart” boards. Students are using laptops and iPads all over the place. In all, public schools spend roughly $3 billion a year on education technology — things meant to make teaching faster, easier and better.
Change can be hard, but companies are trying to ease the transition. From the Marketplace Education Desk at WYPR, Amy Scott reports.