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TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS | TabPilot Tablet Manager

TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS | TabPilot Tablet Manager | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
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TabPilot is still offering a discount for those who enroll iPads before the official 5.0 launch in June.  Jump in now for the best way to manage iPads in the classroom with all the IT MDM controls needed for security plus all the classroom management tools for teachers.  iPads and Android tablets are supported.

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Google's road to virtual reality begins with Cardboard - Engadget

Google's road to virtual reality begins with Cardboard - Engadget | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
When I first saw Google's Cardboard VR contraption earlier this year, I laughed. I thought to myself, "This is a joke, right?" How could this piece of cu
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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices

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TabPilot Launches Breea Freedom HD Tablets

TabPilot Launches Breea Freedom HD Tablets | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
TabPilot launches Breea tablets for wireless broadcasting to classroom projectors New tablet line pairs with wireless receiver, also features HD screens and long battery life CALHOUN, GA (January 2...
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Quickoffice now free for all, courtesy of Google

Quickoffice now free for all, courtesy of Google | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
10GB of free Google Drive storage for installing the app before Sept. 26
After acquiring the app over a year ago, Google has just announced that Quickoffice is now free for everyone on both Android and iOS.
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Now there are two great choices for MS-Office compatible office suites: Quickoffice and Kingsoft Office. Getting an extra 10GB of storage in Google Drive is nice too, but you have to activate quickly to get that!

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Android Taking Over the World with 80 Percent of Smartphone Sales

Android Taking Over the World with 80 Percent of Smartphone Sales | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
As of Q2 2013, Android accounts for 8 out of 10 smartphones in the entire world, according to data from Strategy Analytics.
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TabPilot Intros Secure Browser For Android Tablets -- THE Journal

TabPilot Intros Secure Browser For Android Tablets -- THE Journal | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
New controlled browser aims to keep students engaged and on task.
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This Android browser for the classroom can be used to keep students in a particular web activity without the ability to browse the web at-large.  It could be used for online testing and test practice sites too.  Teachers use the cloud-based control panel to configure a class set of tablets.

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Chrome Beta For Android Gets Support For Experimental Data Compression On Google's Servers, Reduces Data Usage By 50%

Chrome Beta For Android Gets Support For Experimental Data Compression On Google's Servers, Reduces Data Usage By 50% | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Google just announced that it has released a new feature for the Chrome Beta for Android that could speed up web browsing and save bandwidth for mobil...
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Flipboard For Android Tablets Is Finally Here. Here’s How It Works

Flipboard For Android Tablets Is Finally Here. Here’s How It Works | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
The ultimate tablet magazine is ready for your Android. Long an iPad-only offering, Flipboard arrived for Android tablets in December – and I’ve barely put my tablet down since.

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TabPilot 1.0 Launch, Free and Paid versions, New Features | TabPilot

TabPilot 1.0 Launch, Free and Paid versions, New Features | TabPilot | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it

TabPilot is a lock-down and management tool for tablets in schools.  Teachers can manage a classroom set of Android tablets and even remotely install and remove apps from a group of tablets wirelessly.  The free version only supports a couple of devices, but the paid version has a free 30-day trial.

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12 Keys to Finding Quality Education Apps

12 Keys to Finding Quality Education Apps | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it

Educators share their secrets to choosing apps that are both fun and informative.


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TabPilot | Classroom Tablet Management System for Android. Tablets in Schools

TabPilot | Classroom Tablet Management System for Android. Tablets in Schools | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it

Now teachers can manage entire sets of classroom Android tablets with the TabPilot tablet management system.  Teachers choose which apps the students can access.  Everything else is locked out.  The system can distribute apps to groups of tablets too.  The sysem is designed for K through 12.

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Smoothboard Air

Smoothboard Air | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Smoothboard Air is an interactive whiteboard software that turns multiple mobile devices such as iPads and Android Tablets into collaborative interactive surfaces for classrooms.

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TabPilot offers Tablet Manager for iOS free through end of school year | TabPilot Tablet Manager

TabPilot offers Tablet Manager for iOS free through end of school year | TabPilot Tablet Manager | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
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TabPilot for iOS allows teachers to freeze student screens for "eyes up front" or restrict students to a single app to keep them on task.  It provides full MDM features for the IT department too, including integration with Apple's VPP and DEP.  The best part is that it's FREE for the rest of the school year!

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Animoto: An iOS & Android App for Creating Beautiful Slideshows

Animoto: An iOS & Android App for Creating Beautiful Slideshows | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
If you want to create an amazingly stylish image slideshow in the under 5 minutes, popular online tool Animoto is now available for iOS and Android devices. We have reviewed four online resources for creating amazing photo and movie slideshows, and now with the Animoto for iPad, iPhone, and Android (both versions are free), the process is more portable and easier than ever before.…

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Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones -- THE Journal

Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones -- THE Journal | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.
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Installable keyboards are an Android Advantage | ZDNet

Installable keyboards are an Android Advantage | ZDNet | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Android users can change their keyboard to one of several innovative alternatives. Neither Apple's security concerns nor Microsoft's fears about an inconsistent user interface justify blocking such programs.
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Why the Chromecast's future could be brighter than the Apple TV's | TechHive

Why the Chromecast's future could be brighter than the Apple TV's  | TechHive | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Support for third-party apps is a decisive advantage in Google's bid to dominate your living room experience.
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Not exactly Android news, other than the fact that your Android phone and tablet can stream to it, but still an interesting article.  Personally, I've enjoyed getting to know my Chromecast, streaming Google Play videos controlled via Android phone and tablet, and experimenting with some of the new tricks that have cropped up like screen mirroring from the PC and such.  Shoot, for $35 how can you go wrong!

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Review: The new Nexus 7 is the best 7-inch tablet that money can buy | TechHive

Review: The new Nexus 7 is the best 7-inch tablet that money can buy | TechHive | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
A $30 price hike buys you a faster performance, better sound, wireless charging, and an impressive 1080p display, all in a slimmer package.
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Mobile security reality check: What you really need for protecting your phone | TechHive

Mobile security reality check: What you really need for protecting your phone | TechHive | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
Is mobile really a malware hotbed? To quote Public Enemy,
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SwiftKey 4 released for Android (hands on): Best keyboard for Android | ZDNet

SwiftKey 4 released for Android (hands on): Best keyboard for Android | ZDNet | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
The best mobile keyboard just got even better with the release of SwiftKey 4 for both Android phones and tablets.
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I've been testing this keyboard and definitely agree with the author of the article that it's a fantastic Android keyboard.  The new swipe features in Android 4.2's keyboard are very good indeeed (I could never successfully use a swipe type keyboard prior to that), but this app goes just a bit further by learning your common phrases to help predect not just the current word, but the one after it too.  It works great for those industry specific phrases or terms and you type over and over, but traditional text prediction just doesn't seem to get.

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35 Creative Android UI Home Screens For Your Inspiration - icanbeCreative

35 Creative Android UI Home Screens For Your Inspiration - icanbeCreative | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
The great advantage of Android is that you can customize the home screen ui. Here is a handpicked list of 35 beautiful Android home screens. From the

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VideoScribe.tv - create animated video lessons easily from your tablet

VideoScribe.tv - create animated video lessons easily from your tablet | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it
A completely unique way to create engaging animations quickly and easily. VideoScribe.tv is a completely unique and engaging way to create animated content quickly and...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Remind 101 Launches an Android App

Free Technology for Teachers: Remind 101 Launches an Android App | Tablets in Schools | Scoop.it

Back in May Remind 101 released a free iPhone app that can be used to send text messages to groups of students and parents. Today, Remind 101 released a free Android app for the same purpose.


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Yeah... when PIGS FLY!

September 27th could see the successor to Angry Birds being flung across the skies to glory. But reports say that it is not going to be another rehash of the slingshot ways of Angry Birds. Rovio is launching another game based on its mean pigs called Bad Piggies. But this time around you will need more than rudimentary knowledge of parabolic arcs to compete in the game.


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