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27,000 Google Chromebooks sent to US schools

Google is set to distribute 27,000 Chromebook machines to US schools across 41 states, as the internet giant looks to take on Apple in the lucrative education market. The move will help raise awareness of the devices and prepare the market base for when Google thinks it can try to compete with Wintel slates and notebooks.

30/01/2012  |  Full story...

Apple swots up on education: iBooks 2 app offers alternative to student textbooks

Apple is tapping into the lucrative textbook industry with the new iBooks 2 application, with which users can download interactive textbooks to their iPad. The iBooks 2 app, the second generation app to Apple's iBook, which allows users to download electronic books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, educates students through interactive textbooks on the iPad.

23/01/2012  |  Full story...

World's cheapest tablet: India debuts £40 tablet for students

India has launched what it says is the world's cheapest touch-screen tablet computer, priced at just 3,000 rupees (approx £40). Aimed at the country's student population, the subsidised Aakash (meaning sky) supports web browsing and video conferencing, has a three-hour battery life and two USB ports. However, questions remain over how it will perform.

07/10/2011  |  Full story...

Horrible Histories gets virtual world

The popular Horrible Histories books and TV series have been brought to life in a new virtual world, created for Scholastic by social media agency, Yomego. Horrible Histories World - the first virtual world launched on the new platform from Yomego’s sister company, HuzuTech - opened on 1 August, with a full launch planned in September.


11/08/2011  |  Full story...

BIMA revamps with jobsite, education initiative and printable legal docs

The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) has relaunched, offering a new range of new initiative, including a jobsite, printable legal docs, education drive and a digital hall of fame.

The 25-year old industry body for digital Britain has launched the initiatives to support the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the country, to reward great work and encourage the industry’s next generation.

The organisation is also opening up new offices in Scotland and Wales and partnering with regional bodies to ensure more regional coverage.

11/05/2010  |  Full story...

Low income families to get free computer and internet

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Schools Secretary Ed Balls have announced that 270,000 low income families are to get free computers and broadband access. The £300 million investment in the ‘Home Access’ programme is designed to give young people access to a computer and internet at home for their education, and help get parents better involved and keep in touch with their child’s progress.

Families with children in years three to nine, who are entitled to free schools meals, will be able to apply for a grant to buy a computer and broadband connection from an approved supplier.Looked after children up to the age of 18 will also receive laptops, and the scheme will offer bespoke packages to provide more support for SEN children.


13/01/2010  |  Full story...

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