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All posts tagged "school"


Monday, January 30, 2012

Wisconsin Schools Say "Thanks for the iPads Microsoft"

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article....ipads.in.2012/

"School districts in Madison, Wisconsin will be getting a total of 1,400 iPads this year, all of them paid for by Microsoft, reports the Wisconsin State Journal."

In a round about way, Microsoft is indeed paying for the iPads, since the money for the purchase comes from a settlement that Wisconsin was a part of with 18 other states in an overcharging issue with Microsoft. $3.4 million was the Wisconsin part of the settlement, so they will be using about $700,000 USD of that money to purchase the iPads, which after the education discount will cost the school district in Madison roughly $479.00 USD. Ironic but I'm glad some schools are getting on board with textbooks via iPad, hopefully more and more will do the same.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Keep Your iPad in Your Binder With BinderPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/revi...=rss_everything

"On July 27th ZooGue launched a new product called the iPad 2 BinderPad 3 Ring Binder Pouch that will make it much easier and safer for students to carry an iPad 2 to class. When I saw a picture of this this product I thought, "Oh yeah, what a great idea for any student who carries a 3-ring binder." I asked to have a closer look, and the product in hand did not disappoint."

This seems like the perfect solution for students. And according to the review, it didn't disappoint. Now if you could get all of your text books on your iPad it really would be the perfect solution. Still, it's handy and at only $19.95 USD from ZooGue it isn't an expensive option.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Back to School With The iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-g...udiez-pro-299-1

"Not everything in Apple's iPhone App Store is fun and games: And now that it's back-to-school time, students should check out some of the handy educational tools and reference guides in the App Store."

I wish the iPhone was around when I was in school as they really have some good educationally oriented apps. In honor of back to school week here is a list of 10 of them, well actually 9 since they throw in a game for fun, and they range in price from free to $2.99 USD (5 of them are in fact free). Several of them my daughter is already using (MyHomework, AlgebraPrep, Convert and Dictionary.com) so she was well on her way, but she may add a couple more after reading this article. I myself have found Convert very useful, as well as Dictionary.com, so there is something for just about everyone in this list, not just students.


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