Apple’s Back to School Promotion Ends September 9

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Apple’s annual “Back to School” promotion has been available for students to take advantage of since late July, but the fun comes to an end on September 9. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this deal and you’re a student, now is the time to take the weekend and thick about what you want […]

iPad for School: Is it Truly the Best Option?

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The school year is beginning to wind down, with students graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. For some students, this means graduating high school and moving on to college in the fall. Despite the school year being almost over, it’s never too late for a student to think about their first semester […]

Dell Brings Rugged Toughness to Classroom Laptops

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Dell is focusing on the education segment in its latest introduction of ruggedized notebooks for the classrooms. The newly introduced Latitude 13 Education Series brings the best of the Latitude brand in an affordable, durable package that’s fit for schools and everyday handling from students. While durability and ruggedness is a core focus of the […]

iOS 7 Wreaks Havoc on School Networks

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Earlier today a large company that provides Internet access to K-12 schools started experiencing slow connection speeds. An anonymous source tells us a 100mbps connection down was achieving 0.77mbps during this time. The host company assumed that they were under attack from the outside. Upon further investigation, the company determined it was simply due to […]

Educational Apps May Actually Hurt Your Child’s Development

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Tablet and smartphone apps that claim educational benefits are now the target of consumer watchdog group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The group is challenging some of the marketing claims made by apps such as Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn in a recent complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. The group had been responsible in […]

Softbank Leverages iPad Tablets to Foster Community Change

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There is an old proverb that if you give a man a fish you’ll feed him a day, but if you teach a man to fish he will be fed for life. In a pilot program, Japanese carrier Softbank, relatively unknown in the U.S. market and is also the parent of Sprint Corporation, is hoping […]

Amazon Resurrects Huge Kindle DX E-Reader From the Dead

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After having discontinued its large 9.7-inch Kindle DX e-reader in October 2012, Amazon is now bringing back the hardware that’s unchanged from its release since 2009. It’s unclear why Amazon is quietly re-introducing the tablet in 2013; the company so far has not issued a statement or press release, only to allow the Kindle DX […]

Google Play for Education Brings Apps to Educators

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Today at Google I/O 2013 Google announced Google Apps for Education, a Google Play Store solution for teachers and educators that makes it easier to push apps to kids and expand education on tablets. With the new Google Play for Education solution teachers and administrators can quickly push apps to tablets and devices to student […]

iPad Rollout in Idaho Elementary School iSchool Test Shows Promise

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The Paul Elementary School in Paul, Idaho recently ran a test pilot program with both teachers and students using the Apple iPad as their primary teaching tool. The school created a video praising the iSchool initiative saying they saw great results after just a couple of months. Principal Colleen Johnson of Paul Elementary School found that excited […]

News Corp’s Amplify Edu Tablet Designed for the Classroom

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News Corporation had partnered with Asus to launch its education-centric Amplify tablet that’s designed to be a complete ecosystem for use inside and out of the classroom environment. Unlike various solutions offered before that are apps-based and is centered around a textbook experience, Amplify is built on Google’s Android operating system and seems to be […]

SmartBook Software Helps Students Ace Tests

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With a new semester firing back up students are always looking for new ways to study and learn course material. While many students are moving to e-books there are always improvements to be made in reviewing the content that students read for their classes. This is where the McGraw-Hill SmartBook comes into the picture as […]

Intel Studybook Tablet is Ready for Class

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The Intel Studybook tablet is a new 7-inch rugged Android tablet designed to meet the needs of students and educators. The Studybook has a 7-inch multi-touch display, front and rear cameras, light sensor support and comes bundled with software and support for LabCam applications. An Intel Atom Z650 processor powers the small tablet which can also […]

Apple New York Event Looks to the Text Book Market

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Apple is sending out media invitations for an event in New York City for January 19th. Those hoping for some sort of new and shiny device shouldn’t get that excited. The reason? It looks like Apple will be making some announcements about a move into the textbook market according to the usual sources. This only […]

AirPlay a Big Boost for Teachers, Business People, and Gamers

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One of the features I was most looking forward to with iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S was the AirPlay feature. The announcement at Apple’s press event today in Cupertino doesn’t include anything really that new or earth shattering. As we learned earlier, AirPlay now lets you mirror the display of your iOS device […]

Apple Funneling Customer Donated iPads to Schools

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Thanks to Apple and its generous customers, Teach for America received some useful tools for education, refurbished first generation iPads. Teach for America puts talented people in the class room for a limited amount of time even if they don’t necessarily have teaching credentials. The program gives teachers experience while providing much-needed teachers in low-income or […]

iPads in the Classroom Help Students Score Higher

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The iPad is a very tempting tool for educators and students, which has led to a number of initiatives to bring the iPad into classrooms from elementary up through Med School. A new report from Abilene Christian University, reveals that students who have an iPad to use in class and while reading have noticeable performance gains […]

15 Back to School iPad Apps

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For students heading off to school in the next few days and weeks, toting an iPad might make you the envy of the class. It also ensures that you have some great tools to make the Dean’s List. There are numerous free apps for those on a budget, as well as excellent paid apps that […]

Southern Mississippi Students Getting Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Samsung announced today that all students in the University of Southern Mississippi Honors College pilot program will be receiving a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. Not every university that gives away tablets thinks the iPad is the best choice. The university is offering a thousand students the tablets via private funds. Each tablet comes […]

Intel Pays for Kno Tablet Designs in Latest Funding Round

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In the latest funding round where Kno sees a $30 million cash infusion from Intel Capital and Advance Publications, Intel will also get to license Kno’s hardware reference designs for its single- and dual-screen tablets targeted at the education market. News of the Intel licensing comes after Know had indicated that it would abandon the […]