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360intersect inspires techies without getting technical

This past weekend in Seattle a small group of tech folks gathered to talk about the work they do while away from the computer. Unlike a lot of tech conferences, there were no discussions of APIs or frameworks, no in-depth analysis of App Store...

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Maine makes student laptop, iPad contract open to others

The state of Maine will make the contract it uses to negotiate for new devices like MacBooks and iPads in its schools open to other states, according to NBC affiliate WFMJ. In 2000, then-Maine Gov. Angus King foresaw that a digital divide was...

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App maker Toca Boca acquires Zinc Roe

Swedish children's toy and game developer Toca Boca announced today that it is acquiring Zinc Roe, a Toronto-based design studio that creates websites, apps and games for children. The acquisition targeted Zinc Roe's talented development team...

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MacTech, Microsoft team up to offer Office for Mac support credential

Got Macs? Got Office? For support personnel who want to show the world that they know which end of a pivot table goes into a stylesheet and how to upgrade PowerPoint for full compatibility with Exchange Server 2013*, your opportunity has...

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Illinois school to distribute 7,000 iPads to students

One school district in Illinois is adopting the iPad in a new one-on-one program that'll put the fourth-generation version of the tablet into the hands of 7,000 students. According to the Daily Herald, the program will cost Palatine-Schaumburg...

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Toy Fair 2013: Ubooly is soft, squishy and smart thanks to the iPhone

Like Macworld/iWorld, Toy Fair 2013 is filled with products that began life as Kickstarter crowdfunding efforts; Ubooly is one of them. This combo of a plush bear and an iOS app received more than US$28,000 in funding on Kickstarter in April...

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Boston Globe supplies iPads to school donation program

Many newspapers have had donation programs in the past where subscribers who go on vacation can donate their papers to schools. Once in the schools, the papers were used by students either for reading assignments or for art projects in which...

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Smart textbook maker Kno introduces Kno Me, adding stats to studying

Kno turns old-fashioned educational textbooks into interactive learning experiences. Adding links, multimedia and features like flashcards and quizzes, Kno already offers a powerful experience for students. Of course there are tools for adding...

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Upcoming Lego Mindstorms EV3 to include iOS support

Lego Mindstorms robotics kits have captured the imaginations of millions of tech tinkerers young and old. Now Lego has announced that the 15 year-old educational robotics platform will gain compatibility with iOS and Android devices. Lego...

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University of Western Sydney to give 11,000 iPads to new students

The University of Western Sydney will give iPads to 11,000 new students and academic staff in 2013, according to a statement issued today by the university. UWS's Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education Professor Kerri-Lee Krause said, "With digital...

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Bloomberg: Apple event to focus on education

Tomorrow's Apple event might bring one thing in addition to a new, smaller iPad -- it might bring millions of new sales for the device to cash-strapped school systems around the country. Bloomberg reports that the iPad has made huge inroads in...

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Shoparoo promises a fun iPhone-alternative to box top school fundraising

If you're a parent like I am, you may be collecting box tops for your school. Box tops are great -- they help schools raise funds in a really effective way. For those who don't know, select merchandise in grocery stores contain a redemption value...

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Chinese high school gives free iPads to senior students

Here's another instance of students getting to use iPads in the classroom, but in a slightly different setting: China. A high school in China has given iPads to all of its senior students, allowing them to replace textbooks and download lectures...

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TUAW and MacTech interview: Southern Stars

Southern Stars makes a host of awesome astronomy tools, like SkySafari and assorted controllers. If you're serious about astronomy give them a look. In this video, Neil Ticktin (Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine) interviews Tim DeBenedictis of...

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iBook Lessons: Adding ASL support to iBooks

iBook Lessons is a continuing series about ebook writing and publishing. Bilingual books have existed for a long time. Bilingual ebooks have also shown a presence in online stores. Adding American Sign Language (ASL) editions to ebooks? That's a...

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Steve Jobs subject of new children's book

The Loop spotted a new book over at Amazon called "Who Was Steve Jobs?" that appears to be a children's book, of all things. It's part of a series of books designed to tell kids about famous historical figures and why they're so admired or...

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