In this digital age, lets finally do away with the idea of paper text book and notebooks and heavy backpacks.
Can we not examine the feasibility of getting a tablet into the hands of each school going child?
All text books can be digital, notes in the margins, reviews, sharing.
Instructional notes can be digital and stored on the cloud.
Examinations and grades, ditto.
Walled garden approach can make the tablet restricted for instructional use only .