The release of Windows 8 on the 25th of October 2012 brings Microsoft back into the tablet scene. Microsoft introduced the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition way back in 2002 and again in 2005 as part of Windows XP Service Pack 2, but it was more of an attempt to rehash a desktop operating system […]
Gadgets for Education
Samsung Unveils Premium Suite Upgrade for the Galaxy S III Packed with enhanced features to provide an even more effortless and innovative experience We talked about the Premium Suite Upgrade in our article Samsung Galaxy Note II and 10.1 Bringing Back the Stylus. The Company has on the 20th of December announced the availability of […]
Although more often associated with e-books and personal reading, the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD are actually tablet devices that present exceedingly good value to schools. At present prices you can see how schools can equip everyone in a class with one device each with a bank of 30 or more to share. It was […]
With the great push towards 1-to-1 devices, Amazon has been keen not to be left out either. The typical challenge of deploying, managing and administering of these devices has even been given significant thought with Amazon’s own Whispercast, a cloud based solution that lets schools and businesses manage their Kindle devices and its contents. This […]
Here is another Kindle Fire HD introduced to shake things up again in the ever competitive tablet world, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Available from Amazon it is priced to compete with Apple’s iPad mini with hardware specification to rival even the iPad 4. At these prices, it certainly appeal to schools on a budget […]
Introduction: Julie DeNeen looks at 25 ways of using Tablets in the classroom to enhance the learning experience, among them for Art, Music, Science, History, Writing, Photo, Research, E-books, Social Media, Simulation , Computer Skills, Special Needs, Foreign Language and News. Well not quite 25 ways to enhance learning. Some of the points that she […]
I noticed that some people are still on iOS5 because they don’t want to lose Google Maps and YouTube and thought, aren’t some of the features compelling enough to upgrade to iOS6. So I did some quick research and came up with a list of what you would get for going to iOS6. If you […]
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms. As technology becomes more and more affordable, students will undoubtedly have access to internet enabled devices […]
With the holiday season upon us, it is without a doubt that a tablet (be it Apple or Android) would be at the top of many a Christmas list. How do you decide though which is the best tablet? Whether you are considering a tablet for your school, your work or home, what are the […]
Remember the days of Palm, Handspring Visor, Sony CLIÉ and Apple Newton, apart from being obsolete they had one thing in common and that was the little plastic stylus. The pen like input device allowed its user to write with short-cut pen strokes, tap on the on-screen keyboard and jot or doodle on the small screen. Fast forward […]
Not so long ago, the 7-inch tablet was a pretty rare beast. Back then only Dell, Samsung and Amazon had their Streak 7, Galaxy Tab and Kindle respectively, with minimal impact on the market. However in recent times, the number of options for 7-inch devices has grown with even the large players, Google and Apple, […]
A cheap 10.1-inch android tablet with multi-core processor and a detachable keyboard is always good for students on a budget. All students would want the flexibility of being able to use a keyboard for taking notes during lectures and to work on those assignments in the library.
Product: 8-Port Desktop Gigabit Media Switch Model: GS-108S Manufacturer: ZyXEL Communications Corporation We recently ran out of ports on our Draytek Wireless ADSL Broadband Router, that in all fairness had only 4 ports (3 x Megabit and 1 Gigabit port). This was due to the increasing number of hardware that required a wired connection (yes you will […]
The Kindle Paperwhite was announced in early October 2012 and started shipping on the 25 October in the UK. This latest release by Amazon is proving to be the next stage of evolution for e-book readers or e-readers, as they are sometimes known. The traditional e-book reader is based on e-ink displays. These digital ink […]
What are the differences between the iPad with Retina display (iPad 4) and the new iPad (3), not a lot to a standard user as we will soon find out. Let’s take a look at the key differences between the shortlived iPad 3 (approx. six months on the shelf) and it’s replacement, the iPad 4.
At approximately 3:00 am this morning the following message arrived in our mailbox. It is the 2nd of November and yes today is the launch of the iPad mini. You can now go down to Apple Retail Store and play with the device to your heart’s content or as the email suggests order the iPad […]
September – October 2012: The Biggest Months for Technology September and October of this year has quite possibly been the biggest months for Technology ever, with key events and major announcements from Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
With all the pre-launch rumours floating around about iPhone 5 and now that 12 Sept is over, what have we learnt… Here is the low down on all the key specifications of the iPhone 5 in contrast to its previous generation, the iPhone 4S and how the built-in Apps and hardware are useful for education.
So the Kobo Touch Edition becomes an obvious choice for those looking to save money and not lose out on having the touch interface on an eReader but what else does it offer. Kobo Touch vs Kindle Touch – How do they compare: Here is a look at how the two eReaders compare: Both have 6″ E Ink Pearl […]