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Exploring trends and news in education including learning analytics, policy, professional development and other relevant information
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Tablet Fever Hits Companies, Governments & Schools

Tablet Fever Hits Companies, Governments & Schools | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Tablets can provide many benefits in education—interactivity, ease of use, portability and use of digital content. 

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Toshiba Excite review: 13, 10, and 7.7-inch tablets

Toshiba Excite review: 13, 10, and 7.7-inch tablets | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Toshiba's first few tablets didn't exactly conform to what we expect from a slate.  Will they work well for education?

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Microsoft Announcement: Live Blog

Microsoft Announcement: Live Blog | Shift Education | Scoop.it

                                                                                          Microsoft reveals its own competitor to the iPad

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Tablet PC Price War Moves Into Sub-$100 Territory - Investor's Business Daily

Tablet PC Price War Moves Into Sub-$100 Territory - Investor's Business Daily | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Tablet PC Price War Moves Into Sub-$100 Territory 

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At What Age Should Your Kid Own a Tablet? - Mashable

At What Age Should Your Kid Own a Tablet? - Mashable | Shift Education | Scoop.it

At What Age Should Your Kid Own a Tablet?MashableSome tablets come with a plethora of reading and mathematics apps to help your child succeed in school.

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Hillary Clinton and Jeff Bezos to announce Kindle Mobile Learning ...

Hillary Clinton and Jeff Bezos to announce Kindle Mobile Learning ... | Shift Education | Scoop.it

As we reported earlier this week, Amazon and the U.S. State Department are making a deal: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will announce the global launch of the Kindle Mobile Learning

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Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads

Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads | Shift Education | Scoop.it

AppAdviceApple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads.  One education technology company already has plans for it.

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US university to provide freshmen with Nokia Lumia 900s

US university to provide freshmen with Nokia Lumia 900s | Shift Education | Scoop.it
In a move to extend the academic learning environment, Seton Hall University in New Jersey is offering free smartphones to the entire class of 2016.
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Tablet research reveals benefits

Tablet research reveals benefits | Shift Education | Scoop.it

The university has been working with eight schools in Scotland; five primary and three secondary, where pupils have been given iPads to work with in school and at home as part of a six-month study. 

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Lenovo Mobile Access bringing contract free broadband

Lenovo Mobile Access bringing contract free broadband | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The white-label solution can be customized to best fit its partners' device, content and service models, whether designed for general consumers, corporate end-users or specialized vertical markets such as tablets in education ...
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Twelve new ed-tech companies to watch

Game-based learning and mobile apps are beginning to catch on in schools—and these also were key characteristics that defined several of the dozen emerging ed-tech companies recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association last month.
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Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World - A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Digital Delights

Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World - A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Digital Delights | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one) | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education http://t.co/T6vdjH01...
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World's first learning platform designed specifically for tablets

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The world's first learning platform designed specifically for tablets is being unveiled today at the International Learning Platforms Conference.

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Microsoft unveils 'Surface' tablet computer

Microsoft unveils 'Surface' tablet computer | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Microsoft unveils 'Surface' tablet computer.  Will it be able to challenge Apple's iPad in terms of being better for consuming content than creating it?

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Android Tablets Catch Up To Apple iPads In Usage

Android Tablets Catch Up To Apple iPads In Usage | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Android Tablets Catch Up To Apple iPads In Usage

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IPad-assisted education program for first-year pupils in China's Xinhua

IPad-assisted education program for first-year pupils in China's Xinhua | Shift Education | Scoop.it

XinhuaIPad-assisted education program for first-year pupils in China's Xinhua.

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Adobe revamps its e-learning authoring tool with HTML5 support

Adobe revamps its e-learning authoring tool with HTML5 supportComputer Business ReviewDeliver interactive e-learning content to mobile devices. ... authoring software for creating an interactive e-learning and HTML5-based mobile learning content.

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Advances in educational technology fosters a better learning

Advances in educational technology fosters a better learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Thanks to the advancement of new educational technology, this has all changed because these advancements actually foster a better learning environment for the students of the class.

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Califone Offers Industry-First Touch-Screen MP4 Player for Student Learning

Califone Offers Industry-First Touch-Screen MP4 Player for Student Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Califone Offers Industry-First Touch-Screen MP4 Player for Student LearningVirtual-Strategy MagazineAllowing students to use the device in 1:1 and group mobile learning programs, teachers can reinforce curriculum concepts taught in the classroom by...
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Inspiring New Futures: Mobile Learning

Inspiring New Futures: Mobile Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it

At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday. 

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Sal Khan Video Lecture on Digital Learning

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Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, walks viewers through the many ways digital technology can impact teaching and learning in a blended learning environment

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First tablets distributed in Thailand

First tablets distributed in Thailand | Shift Education | Scoop.it

First tablets distributed! The tablets contain all the content for Prathom 1 students that is required by the Education Ministry

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iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets | Educational Technology in Higher Education

iPads Are Not Yet King Of The Educational Tablets | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education.
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The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education

The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it
A crowdfunded project by tech blogger Noah Kravitz is going to try to turn around the sclerotic business of education software.
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