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I put a Macbook Pro and a Sony Vaio S to the test for 30 days to find out which one is the best for students. What did I find? The results might surprise you.
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I have been a hardcore desktop user for some time (since at least 2000 with my old school Dell tower) and yesterday finally took the plunge and am now almost completely laptop-based. It's a big change to be sure but it's actually been quite eye-opening.
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The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 5, is not due out for a few more months but there's plenty of developer version floating about. That means there is no shortage of people already familiarizin...
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In a bold move, the school district in Van Meter, Iowa has gone completely digital. This doesn't mean they simply handed out some expensive computers and walked away...the school actually ditched traditional paper-based learning and is actively using the laptops in their new digital curriculum.
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Do you like problem solving? What about entertaining iPad games? If so, you absolutely have to check out Casey's Contraptions, a fantastic new take on The Incredible Machine. Casey's Contraptions forces users to th...
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Now here's a great incentive for students to take the plunge into purchasing a PC. Microsoft will give students a free XBox 360 with the purchase of a PC priced $699 or more. Rather than watch Apple gobble up all t...
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I was inspired by a recent tweet from Joe Bower, a great person to follow on Twitter, when he posed the above question. How should students use cell phones in school?
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Looks like the videoconferencing war is really heating up. Apple has FaceTime across their devices, Chatroulette is supposedly making a comeback, Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker are back at work on Supyo, and even Skype...
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Imagine if you will: your school turns out to be sitting atop a long-lost priceless treasure and your district is suddenly extremely wealthy. Each student is given an iPad because it's touted as being a great way for ...
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Here's a brief look at the evolution of classroom technology. Do you have a piece of technology that you think should be included? Tweet @edudemic or let me know in the comments!
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This is big news for the world of education. Apple is asking owners of first-generation iPads to donate them to schools. Apple will take those donated iPads and give them to Teach For America who will in turn provide...
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In honor of today's launch of the iPad 2, I am happy to announce that the new Edudemic site is completely mobile-friendly. While the full site loaded in mobile web browsers, it was slow and not designed for smaller screens.
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The most expensive app (source) in the Apple App Store is being given away for free to the Class of 2011 at Harvard Law School. BarMax, a start-up company bringing bar exam prep to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, an...
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If you've been under a rock or too busy to look at the Interwebs today, you missed the big announcement of the second generation iPad. In a nutshell, Steve Jobs (yes he was on stage and seemed healthy!) unveiled an ...