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New laptops designed with students in mind
New laptops designed with students in mind

With so much recent focus on tablet computers and Chromebooks, it might seem as if traditional laptops have become passé for education. But that’s not the case, as manufacturers have…


Watch out, Apple: Chromebooks on the rise in schools
Watch out, Apple: Chromebooks on the rise in schools

Education sales of Chromebooks, the lightweight laptops that run software from the internet instead of a local hard drive, have skyrocketed in the last year—and Chromebooks now account for 19…


Students like different mobile devices for various tasks
Students like different mobile devices for various tasks

What kind of mobile device should schools invest in for their students? The answer depends on how students will use the technology for learning, experts say.


Tablets for education: Fewer iPads?
Tablets for education: Fewer iPads?

As more tablets emerge in the ed-tech marketplace, including Intel's new education-focused tablets designed with science inquiry and online collaboration in mind, tablet users are moving into two separate camps:…


Tablet solutions abound at 2013 ISTE conference

Tablet-based mobile learning was a big area of focus during the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio in late June, with Microsoft making the…


iPads soar in popularity among K-12 schools

Desktop and laptop PCs still dominate in schools, but iPads already are the second most widely used ed-tech devices in K-12 classrooms just three years after their introduction in 2010,…


Why iPads? It’s a question of innovation

By the end of 2012, Apple reported that it had sold more than 4.5 million iPads directly to educational institutions. At its January Education event in New York City, Apple’s…


North Carolina school moving to Google Chromebooks for its one-to-one program

Educators at Millennium Charter Academy in North Carolina are seeing to it that their students will, so to speak, have their heads in the "cloud" this school year.


Seven iPad alternatives for schools

With their interactive touch screens, easy portability, and quick boot-up time, tablets are increasingly becoming schools’ classroom computers of choice. And while many schools have invested in Apple’s revolutionary iPad,…