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The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher?

Technology allows students to become more independent in the classroom. But is the change from teacher to facilitator a positive move for the profession? Mike Britland is firmly in favour<p>When I went to school it was common place for a teacher to place a text book in front a set of students and …

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

<i>This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing</i> …

U.S. Schools Are Dumb About Their Smart Devices, Report Finds

Just having an iPad for every kid isn't enough.<p>U.S. schools are spending money on laptops and tablets for their students, but they aren't checking what kinds of returns on investment they're getting, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.<p>In addition, many schools end up …

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Giving Student Choice with Digital Portfolios

<b></b><b>We all post a similar artifact.</b> Sometimes when we’ve done something together that I think belongs on their digital record, I do ask them to all post …

Easy Portfolio – Create Student Portfolios on Your iPad

Easy Portfolio is a nice iPad app for creating portfolios of your work and or your students’ work. In Easy Portfolio you can create multiple …

The best handwriting apps for the iPad

Handwriting on the iPad has never been easier than now. There are numerous apps that incorporate this great feature, and for many purposes. Whether …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

Apple taken to court over unwanted iOS 7 install download

A small-claims complaint asks Apple for a way to remove the automatically downloaded iOS 7 install file on iOS 6 devices and earlier, something that can take up space.<p>A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.<p>Mark …

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Why iPhone longevity means iOS carrier activation share doesn’t resemble sales

There was a lot of confusion yesterday when Verizon’s results were discussed, with more than one commentator confusing activations and sales. For the record, what Verizon announced was that 51 percent of its <i>activations</i> were iPhone, not 51 percent of its phone <i>sales</i>.<p>If you doubt the importance of …

Apple recalls last year's MacBook Air due to faulty SSDs

Apple has just announced that it is recalling certain models of last year's MacBook Air lineup — if you have an Air with either a 64GB or 128GB SSD drive, your drive could be faulty and in need of replacement. The company has pushed a firmware update out to the Mac App Store which tests your drive …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …