By Ed Sutherland on Mar 15, 2013
The U.S. state of Maine plans to make available to other schools its contract for buying students MacBooks and iPads. Although the offer could provide some guidance for educational institutions, perhaps most eye-opening are the low prices state officials were able to get from an eager Steve Jobs. The contract – originally from 2000 – lets the state pay $217 for an iPad and $273 for a MacBook Air.
Although other states are unlikely to strike a similar bargain with Apple today, the Cupertino, California company has expressed interest in putting its iDevices on the desks of US students… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 6, 2012
There’s a weird story floating around the tech world today that Foxconn recently pulled Chinese students out of several colleges and forced them to work on the assembly lines in their factories.
The story stems from two separate, but corroborating, reports that say that Foxconn has been unable to find sufficient workforce to meet large iPhone 5 orders, so it’s forcing students to work… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 8, 2012
Mobile app development is quickly becoming one of the hottest industries to be in these days. Everywhere you look it seems like there are more and more developers becoming overnight millionaires.
There are a number of options available, outside of college, for folks looking to learn how to develop applications. But they can be difficult to follow, and some are expensive. Enter Try iOS… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on May 2, 2012
With the rise of iPads in education continuing at a steady pace, it only seems natural to find ways to replace PC-dependent methods of academic work. Over the past year, I have tasked myself with replacing traditional education methods with the functionality of my iPad, from reading textbooks to taking lecture notes. Only recently have I taken the ultimate challenge: completing an entire research paper using only Apple’s groundbreaking tablet, from conception to submission.
In trying to find solutions to the glaring obstacles in my path, I devised a workflow to make this task feasible. I compiled a list of strategies, study habits, iOS apps, accessories, and web apps that made me more efficient in everything from research to writing… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 1, 2011
Apple’s iPad is beginning to take over from computers as the key electronic learning device in schools, according to a new survey by Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster.
The survey of 25 schools and their technology directors found that all of them were making use of Apple’s iPad while, just as interestingly, none of them were using an Android-powered tablet.
In fact, iPads are becoming so popular that many technology directors believe that there will soon be more iPads per student than computers… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 20, 2011
A recent university study shows that the iPad helps students succeed in school. Unsurprisingly, the research found that iPad-equipped students not only excel in everyday learning of material, but that students with iPads also do better on tests.
Unfortunately, research has still not discovered how an iPad can write your term paper for you… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 29, 2011
Apple’s iPad is starting to pop up in all kinds of places, from American Football clubs, to schools. Now, iPads are beginning to infiltrate schools in the UK.
According to The Telegraph, Longfield Academy in Kent is offering pupils the chance to use iPads during the coming school year, beginning in September. The move will see pupils using iPads as interactive learning tools, with tech support provided by the school itself… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 17, 2011
It’s that time of year, folks. ‘Back to School’ season is in full swing for students everywhere.
We’ve got a special, super-sized selection of apps for those who are gearing up for the coming school season… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 10, 2011
Every week, we select a few apps that catch our eye. These apps can be from the App Store, web apps, or jailbreak apps.
This week, we have a nifty jailbreak tweak for disabling Spotlight, an App Store app, and another iOS companion app for the Mac. Hope you enjoy this week’s picks! Read More