Education

This Apple event was about progress

This Apple event was about progress

This week's education-focused Apple event was as much about who was on stage as it was about the subjects of which they spoke. Included were more women than men, three teachers and one former-teacher (also a woman of color,) and a whole lot of recognition of the efforts of teachers in general. This was a presentation for people.

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New iPad release dates and pricing for education and everyone else

New iPad release dates and pricing for education and everyone else

As expected, Apple took to the stage in Chicago this morning to reveal a new iPad meant for use in the classroom. This new device served as the headliner of Apple's event, and it renews Apple's attempt to win over educators and students. Before the event kicked off, rumors claimed that this would be a low-cost iPad to better compete with the dominance of Chromebooks, but as it turns out, that isn't really the case.

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New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

Today Apple introduced a new iPad for students in schools across the United States. While this iPad will be available for all users, even those that aren't students, the event at which this device was shown was centered on education. It's got the basics - even though Apple's suggesting it's more than just that.

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Cheaper iPads in schools will be a huge win for Apple

Cheaper iPads in schools will be a huge win for Apple

Tablets, as a whole, are not exactly doing well. Whether that’s the traditional slate, the multi-angle convertible, or the detachable 2-in-1, sales for big screen mobile devices continue to decline. That’s true even for Apple, whose iPads still dominate that market.

The company is expected to announce new iPads that are low-cost and marketed at the education sector. And while it’s not going to be a revolutionary device like the first iPad Pro, it could still be a game changer and cement Apple’s position not just in the tablet market but in the education space as well.

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Apple Event March 27: Here’s what we expect

Apple Event March 27: Here’s what we expect

An Apple education event was scheduled for March 27th, 2018, and several news outlets suggest there'll be a new iPad. However, as far as what'll ACTUALLY be there, one needs only look back on a similar event that took place in early January of the year 2012. Back then, we expected Apple might reveal a new iPad, a new MacBook - any sort of new hardware, really. In reality, they showed off some new software for teachers and students.

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 leads the way on Google’s education quest

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 leads the way on Google’s education quest

Education has become a pretty big topic in recent weeks. Tomorrow, Apple will host an event in Chicago where it's expected to announce new education initiatives, along with a low-cost iPad meant for use in the classroom. Never one to be outdone, Google is doubling down on its educations efforts today, and it's recruited Acer to the cause.

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Chromebook tablets take iPad fight to the classroom

Chromebook tablets take iPad fight to the classroom

This morning Google revealed Chromebook tablets, a slightly different form-factor for their low-cost Chrome OS devices. These devices will have their own built-in stylus, touchscreen, and the simplicity of a tablet. And yes, they're called Chromebook Tablets, even though they are flat, and not nearly as much like a "book" as the laptop.

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Low-cost iPad said to be the star of Apple’s education event

Low-cost iPad said to be the star of Apple’s education event

From the second invitations were sent out, we knew that Apple's incoming March 27 event will be focused on education. Today, however, we might be getting a clearer idea of what Apple will debut at the show, thanks to a new report that says a low-cost iPad aimed at teachers and students will be revealed. This will be a key component in Apple's attempt to win back the education market that it once dominated.

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All we can expect from Apple’s March 27 event

All we can expect from Apple’s March 27 event

Apple is in the mood for an event, and that event will take place on March the 27th. That event will be education focused, as evidenced by the text included on the event invite. The invite says: "Join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students." The invite also suggests that the event will take place at a high school in Chicago.

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Apple March 27th event will put spotlight on education

Apple March 27th event will put spotlight on education

Apple has announced an unexpected event on March 27, focusing on education and to be held at a high school in Chicago. Rather than bring media to Cupertino and Apple Park, as the company did last year for the unveil of the iPhone X, this new event will take place in the midwest.

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Lenovo announces VR classroom set with standalone Daydream headset

Lenovo announces VR classroom set with standalone Daydream headset

Lenovo has officially announced its VR Classroom package, which is designed to bring virtual reality into the classroom and use it as a tool to enhance students' learning experiences. At its core, the set includes Lenovo's recently debuted Mirage Solo with Daydream, the first standalone VR headset on Google's Daydream platform, along with plenty of educational content.

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Acer outs new Chromebook pair and Chromebox for classrooms

Acer outs new Chromebook pair and Chromebox for classrooms

It's clearly affordable education notebook week, and Acer is joining the party with a trio of new classroom-minded Chrome OS machines. Unveiled at Bett 2018 today, the three new models - two Chromebook notebooks and a Chromebox desktop - each pack niceties like USB Type-C and even, on one model, includes the option of baked-in 4G LTE.

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