Tag Archive: Schools


Schools Need To Tread Carefully When Hooking iPads And MacBooks Up To Cloud Services

 

Cloud computing has great potential for schools, but isn’t without some pitfalls.

The summer break is winding up and many teachers are getting ready to head back to work for another school year (and many IT staffers in those schools are trying to make sure everything’s ready when those teachers return). Over the past several months, many schools and their IT departments have been struggling to keep spending down while also  [Read More…]

Despite iPad And MacBook Investments, Most Schools Don’t Make The Grade With Technology

Schools are adding Apple technology, but many don’t integrate it well into the classroom.

Apple kicked off 2012 with its education event in New York. At that event, the company announced its electronic textbooks for iPad initiative, iBooks Author, and the revamped iTunes U. According the Apples latest financial data, the education initiative has paid off with both iPads and Macs being purchased by schools in record numbers.

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Apple’s New Annual Upgrade Cycle May Wreak Havoc On Schools

Apple’s announcement of Mountain Lion breaks with the past in a few ways including by announcing with out a major Apple event. One of the other changes is the news the Apple is moving OS X to a yearly release cycle like iOS. That may be a great way to introduce new features for consumers, but it’s likely to create problems for organizations that have a large number of Macs.  [Read More…]

Schools Say: iPads Motivate Kids to Learn

Remember those days when you didn’t want to go to school? Mondays. Rainy days. Exam time. What if they’d told you it was “iPad Day?” You’d be up and atom with your lunchbox, pronto. Teachers at three elementary schools in South Carolina say that thanks to the iPad, keeping kids focused on formerly “boring” subjects isn’t a problem. “We’re golden. I mean look at them. They’re engaged. They are ready  [Read More…]

Parallels Schools VMWare Fusion According To MacTech Report

The 2011 MacTech Conference began in L.A. today and everyone is busy benchmarking and providing new and useful information. One of the latest benchmark showdowns features the virtualization software options: Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion. At the conference, both apps were tested under Windows 7, and the result: VMWare Fusion gets schooled by Parallels. According to MacTech, Parallels won 60% by a factor of 10% or more, and Parallels Desktop 7 beat VMWare Fusion  [Read More…]

Schools Expect iPads To Outnumber Computers In Next Five Years [Report]

The days of students lugging around massive backpacks loaded with heavy textbooks are numbered. According to a new poll of educational IT directors, signs are strong that within the next five years, all U.S. schools could adopt tablets, many as a replacement for textbooks. The good news for Apple is that in education circles (as with most consumers) the only tablet worth considering is the iPad.   All 25 educational IT  [Read More…]

Apple Donates 9,000 iPads to Teachers Working in Impoverished Schools [Report]

Apple has partnered with the Teach for America program and donated 9,000 first gen iPads to teachers that work in impoverished and dangerous schools. The donated iPads come from customers that gave to Apple’s public service program during the iPad 2 launch. Many consumers opt to resale their used Apple devices when a new generation is released, but the people that gave to Apple’s public service program have helped to give  [Read More…]