As students ride a Sheridan, AR school bus over rural Arkansas roads for upward of 90 minutes a day, they’re spending that time working on math equations and taking advanced biology courses.
Unlike others in the Sheridan School District’s fleet, bus No. 46’s magic comes from a small cellular router and a rooftop antenna that provide WiFi Internet access for laptops and Apple iPods.
The school bus — a mobile virtual classroom — is a key component of the new “Aspirnaut Initiative,” a pilot project launched in April by Grapevine native and Vanderbilt University professor Billy Hudson in cooperation with his family, the university, the Sheridan district and the Grapevine Historical Society.
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(Associated Press 12.27.07)
Filed under: Uncategorized on January 8th, 2008