Randy Hill, Texas Entrepreneur Whose Invention Revolutionized American Peanut Industry, Now Sets His Sights On K-12 Schools In America
DALLAS, Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's the start of a new era at Dallas Christian School. As part of the school's ChargerTech initiative, 60 Apple iPads are now in the hands of every full-time teacher on the DCS campus. Faculty will spend the Christmas holidays familiarizing themselves with the device, after which they will begin collaborating with experts from Abilene Christian University, a recognized leader in the area of Mobile Learning.
"This initiative will help our students get a leg-up on being ready to live and work in a digital world," says Colleen Netterville, president of Dallas Christian. "We are diving into an area that will take our students and our faculty – our entire school – fully into the 21 st century, and we're ready to make use of the most cutting-edge tools the market has to offer.
"The world is changing before our eyes," she adds. "We have to change with it."The iPads are a gift from Texas entrepreneur and DCS alumnus Randy Hill (Class of '86). Hill is the founder and President of Advanced Trailer a company that developed and patented the specialty semi-trailers that are used to harvest and transport over ½ of the U.S. peanut crop each year. Hill believes Apple's tablet device has the potential to revolutionize how teachers teach as well as how their students access their course work, notes and raw data from the Internet. "We can't keep giving our kids the kind of instruction I received in the '80s, let alone giving it to them essentially in the way it was delivered in the 1880s," says Hill. "I'm thrilled to be able to help DCS accomplish its goal of becoming a more innovative institution that can get these students ready for the jobs they will want in the future – many of which don't even exist right now. We need to get more technology into the classrooms of our schools, and the hands of our students. We must improve the way we educate students at not only Dallas Christian but in all schools across America."
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV