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Replaces the TabletAcademyNW. Relates to the way Tablet devices (and usually iPad) can be utilised to provide new, innovative solutions to human issues.
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PDF to Word- An Excellent App for Converting PDFs to Word Documents

PDF to Word- An Excellent App for Converting PDFs to Word Documents | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it

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This looks really useful (but Preview does a great job on the Mac).

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CURVED/labs-Mac concept brings the original Mac up to date

CURVED/labs-Mac concept brings the original Mac up to date | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
What you see in the image above is not a real Mac, which is a bit of a pity because a lot of Mac fans would buy one in a heartbeat. Instead, it's a conce
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Ahem..... ICT?  Someone ate my Mac.  Novel concept.  Wouldn't it be great as an iPad to Desktop concept?

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors


Via Baiba Svenca
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A cracking App with the power to unlock learning.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I don't usually include tools that cost, but Explain Everything is one app I was willing to purchase with my money. It lets you record a presentation and then export is as a mp4 to your camera roll, so you can share it with others. Great for the flipped classroom.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:36 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Excellent Resources on Evernote for Teachers (livebinder)

Excellent Resources on Evernote for Teachers  (livebinder) | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it

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Can't agree more.  

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connie butcher's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:38 AM

Used with LiveBinders!!!

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добавить свой понимание ...

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Microsoft Lets Eligible Students Sign Up for Free Office 365

Microsoft Lets Eligible Students Sign Up for Free Office 365 | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Microsoft has announced a new self-serve program for students at eligible schools that allows them to sign up for a free Office 365 license on their own. The offer is... Keep reading →
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You can't get fairer than that!

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The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch – will they be used in business?

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch – will they be used in business? | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple announced its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on 9 September 2014, along with capabilities such as Apple Pay, NFC and health monitoring
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Maybe missing the point?

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iCloud storage upgrade pricing

iCloud storage upgrade pricing | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5 GB of free storage. If you need more storage, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan.
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Apple iCloud / iCloud iDrive changes

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Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux.
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The pain and the possibilities.  Which will be the defining mark? Lessons will be hard for all.  

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Microsoft is Aggressively Expanding its Office Store

Microsoft is Aggressively Expanding its Office Store | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
At the end of a week that saw Microsoft piling on functionality and cash incentives to capture a bigger slice of the enterprise market, including businesses with a mere 150 seats, it also announced an aggressive expansion of its Office store and more languages to capture new markets.While it's obvious Microsoft is going to push its own products in its own store, it will also highlight third party apps that integrate with Microsoft tools. Topic: Information Management.
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Microsoft has turned a corner.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display (2014)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display (2014) | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro represents a slight upgrade to the best system mobile Mac power users can buy. And while the Windows competition is breathing down its figurative neck, it's still our top choice for high-end desktop-replacement laptops.
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Good taste......PC Mag.

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5 Ways to use Google Presentations NOT as Presentations

5 Ways to use Google Presentations NOT as Presentations | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. It is a part of my Google Drive series that includes "10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs" and "5 Time Saving Ways Teachers can u...
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Think alternatives.

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Two-year PC replacement saves cost, raises productivity

Two-year PC replacement saves cost, raises productivity | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
With faster PCs available for less money a new study makes a case for replacing PCs every two years instead of following the traditional threetofouryear cycle but IT pros debate that premise
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Well now, this could work well for Apple. Without a doubt, replacing Windows PCs makes sense and adds to costs.

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Here’s What A Future Dominated By Apple Might Look Like

Here’s What A Future Dominated By Apple Might Look Like | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Take a trip to the future.
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Ah, such dreams.

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New Microsoft training coming to schools worldwide - Innovate My School

New Microsoft training coming to schools worldwide - Innovate My School | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
With amazing advancements in edtech coming through school doors each term, a lot of teachers won't always have the time to further master these tools. The Tablet Academy, led by CEO Steve Molyneux, have teamed up with Lamar University and Microsoft to bring teachers around the world in-depth, flexible digital training, with whole new qualifications to boot.
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International collaborations bring new training options. 

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An era of Stagnation at Apple- or Just a Regroup? | Jaye Richards-Hill | LinkedIn

An era of Stagnation at Apple- or Just a Regroup? | Jaye Richards-Hill | LinkedIn | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
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Interesting article/post by Jaye, but I wonder what others feel? I don't tend to agree with some of the commentary. Certainly there have been significant changes of direction of late, but stagnation? Apple has always been secretive - it is less so these days, to its advantage, but is it losing out in the iPad space?

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Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture

Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
A group of investors, led by Google, has dropped $542 million into a mysterious virtual reality company called Magic Leap.
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Certainly makes it harder to see the elephant in the room!

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Apple expands privacy protections for users in iOS 8

Apple expands privacy protections for users in iOS 8 | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple has profoundly changed how it interacts with law enforcement officials with the release of iOS 8, including how much data it can reveal to law enforcement thanks to new encryption protocols.
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Stronger than ever.

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Microsoft updates OneDrive and Skype for iOS 8 | ZDNet

Microsoft updates OneDrive and Skype for iOS 8 | ZDNet | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Microsoft, continuing in its mobile-first, cross-platform vein, is updating its services and software for Apple's latest operating system release.
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Updates Ahoy!

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Google denies breach after hackers leak millions of user logins

Google denies breach after hackers leak millions of user logins | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Google denies claims cyber criminals stole users' data and downplays the threat after a hacker purportedly leaked 4.9 million Gmail logins
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Oops. Be aware. "Google warned users not to use the same login credentials for several online services to prevent a single breach enabling hackers to access multiple accounts."

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Apple bends over backwards to make customers happy. But is it a waste of time and money?

Apple bends over backwards to make customers happy. But is it a waste of time and money? | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple is famous for reaching out to unsatisfied customers. In fact, customers that don't provide a glowing review of their Apple experience will reportedly receive a call from a store manager withi...
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Does it make a difference? In part, it IS the difference.

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Gartner Says Less Than One Percent of Consumer Mobile Apps Will Be Considered a Financial Success by Their Developers Through 2018

STAMFORD, Conn., January 13, 2014 Consumers are increasingly turning to recommendation engines, friends, social networking or advertising to discover mobile applications rather than sorting through...
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The truth hurts, but it also pays dividends to the lucky, wily one percent.

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Common App Rejections - App Store - Apple Developer

Common App Rejections - App Store - Apple Developer | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
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The reasons why the Apps in Apple's App Store remain high in quality.

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Apple Partnering With American Express on iPhone Mobile Payments Initiative [Updated]

Apple Partnering With American Express on iPhone Mobile Payments Initiative [Updated] | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
Apple's rumored mobile payments initiative appears to be coming closer to launch, with Re/code reporting the company has reached a deal to...
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Spankingly good move.

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iPad in Education: Huge New Rollout in Minnesota, Huge LA Project Suspended

iPad in Education: Huge New Rollout in Minnesota, Huge LA Project Suspended | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
This week brings good news and bad news in terms of the iPad’s adoption in US educational institutions. Earlier this week it was reported – by The Verge and others – that the massive iPad rollout i...
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Let's hope that the freedom the iPad can offer is better understood than was the case in LA. I'd love to hear that story from the inside.

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L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads | TabletAcademyNW | Scoop.it
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.
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I wonder how this will pan-out? 

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