As Manhattan Beach school officials consider expanding a celebrated program to embed iPad technology in the classroom, the district has a skeptical participant in the teachers union, whose members havent received a raise in five years.
Microsoft teamed up Monday with US bookselling giant Barnes & Noble in a venture aimed at grabbing a bigger share of the rapidly growing market for electronic books. The world's biggest software group will make a $300 million investment in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focusing on the bookseller's digital reading capabilities, including its Nook tablet, and its college businesses.
Demibooks, Inc. (demibooks.com), a leading digital publishing technologies company, announces the launch of its new reader app, Demibooks® Storytime. Storytime is a curated, multi-publisher marketplace for interactive children's books produced on the Demibooks Composer platform.
Today, Tribal Nova, the developers behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! and CBC WONDERWORLD online learning programs announce the launch of "i Learn With", a suite of early childhood education apps designed exclusively for iPad.
The iPad may only be two years old, but it's already begun to change many things. Reading is one of them. Work is another. It is selling like crazy, but it will be some time before most of the people you know own a tablet.
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The world of apps and mobile devices is reshaping toys and education for kids, who are steering children's media toward a blend of entertainment and education. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
123-Kids, an emerging children's mobile applications developer, is excited today to announce the launch of 123 Chinese onto the App Store. Compatible with all iPad devices, this vibrant language learning utility is geared towards young children but powerful enough to prove fun for the whole family! The developer's inaugural iOS release, 123 Chinese provides kids with a straightforward solution to begin learning how to read, write, and pronounce basic Chinese words.
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With schools world-wide purchasing iPads to replace pen and paper, PaperDesk is quickly becoming a robust note taking solution for students using the iPad in the classroom. WebSpinner, LLC, the indie development team...
If you’re an educator of any kind, from grade school through the university level, you’ll find the iPad is a great portable device for everything from presenting to writing to reading to managing student relationships.
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