Franklin Road Academy Has Quietest Classrooms


Vandana Atreya reports that the Franklin Road Academy, a private preK-12 college preparatory school in Davidson County, TN may have the quietest classrooms in town.

It is Tennessee’s first school to implement the Tablet Personal Computer Program (Fujitsu Tablet PCs).

Students in grades 9-12 work in a state-of-the-art, high-tech environment.

While elementary and middle school students use both tablet PCs and paper, the secondary school students at Franklin Road Academy (FRA) study in a totally paperless environment.

FRA offers a page of links about research related to learning with laptops and Tablet PCs.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.