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[Back to School] Top 10 iPad Apps for Better Studying, Productivity, and Fun

I did it. I dropped the dreaded ‘S’ word: school. While Summer break is still in full swing, you’ll soon face the reality that is back to school shopping. We’ve know a lot of you are picking up (or already have) iPads for the upcoming school year, and so we figured – what better time [...]

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Duolingo: Free Language Education For The World

I’ve had classes in high school and college, and have even considered throwing down cash on an expensive program. Duolingo is a program that offers language training via their website or any of your devices. It’s up to you to decide how much you want to put in to it in order to make it [...]

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The 2nd Largest School District In The USA Is Buying Every Kid An iPad

Los Angeles Unified School district is the second largest district in the United States, serving 640,000 kids. By late next year, each and every one of them will have their own iPad. The district already purchased 31,000 of them in their initial order. If we assume they get them for $400 each, the final bill [...]

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Free College Textbooks Are Now Being Offered By This Online Education Provider

Coursera is an online education platform that partners with more than 30 universities around the world to deliver high-quality college-level courses to anyone on the Internet, for free. The Coursera experience is generally regarded as being one of the catalysts for changing the way we think of higher education, and has caused some to question [...]

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Tynker: Kids Can Learn To Code With The Lessons On This Website

In a technology-immersed world, it’s no surprise that there are a number of startup companies aiming to teach people how to program, code, and interact with technology. A few of these startups, however, are specifically targeted to teaching children programming languages just like they would learn foreign languages such as Spanish, French, or Chinese. Tynkeris [...]

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Tablets in education raise a lot of questions. Amazon has an excellent answer

Technology is coming to the classroom. Tablets help kids learn. Tablets help teachers teach. Study and tests have consistently shown that when you deploy tablets in the classroom good things happen. There are some technical and financial obstacles that are holding back these devices from massive adoption. As time moves on these obstacles are being [...]

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Tinkermite hopes to teach toddlers about the parts that make up a tablet.

Sweet Kickstarter projects seem to abound lately. One of my new favorites: The Tinker Tablet. An innovative children’s wooden toy tablet that teaches young kids about technology. Designed to inspire creative kids ages 3 and up. The Tinker Tablet from Tinkermite comes with Camera, Wi-Fi, CPU, Memory and Battery ‘modules’. Each of these little wooden [...]

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Apple’s first event since Steve Jobs passed away – He’ll never really be gone.

There was an event today. It was unique. And Steve Jobs wasn’t there. No announcement of hardware, and all the software that was announced was free. The event is also unique because this is Apple. Apple is all about education. Maybe the iPod and the iPad distracted from it for a few years, but thanks [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A teaching portal for students and educators, the ‘Apple way’

So, I posted about the new iTunes U app, and I think you’ll want to go check it out. It’s an awesome app that is exactly what educators need. Apple has given teachers of university, college, or K-12 school, an easy way to design and distribute complete courses. Just think about that. Imagine that you’re [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A new app that you’ll ‘learn’ to love

Say hello to the newest app in education: iTunes U App. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. This app is a pretty big deal already. [...]

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