education

Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Rich Edmonds 79

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily bypassing any security filters in place. Schools will be able to differentiate what is offered to students...

Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef is a fun and creative Windows Phone game for preschool kids

Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef is a fun and creative Windows Phone game for preschool kids

Abhishek Baxi 18

Duckie Deck is a Polish game developer focused on creative development in toddlers and preschoolers and their educational games have been played by over eight million kids. The company’s new game, Sandwich Chef, enables kids to transform their sandwiches into works of art, using healthy ingredients stacked on top of slices of bread. The final effect is a wholesome, balanced meal that...

Feel enlightened with the official TED app, now available for Windows and Windows Phone

Feel enlightened with the official TED app, now available for Windows and Windows Phone

Rich Edmonds 58

TED is a nonprofit (started in 1984) focusing on spreading ideas using short talks, covering everything from science to business to global issues, and official Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps have just been released. The global community houses folk from around the world, welcoming those who desire a deeper understanding of the world as we know it today. The main website is a library...

Microsoft Store offering 10% + $100 off the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 LTE for education customers

Microsoft Store offering 10% + $100 off the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 LTE for education customers

Andrew Martonik 22

A combination of deals from the Microsoft Store could have you making off with a Surface Pro 2 at a great price, so long as you're a current student or teacher. Microsoft's education site already provides a solid 10 percent discount on most everything from the store, including the Surface Pro 2, but a current end of the school year promotion will shave an additional $100 off your...

Imagine classroom of the future, and participate in the Surface Classroom Challenge

Imagine classroom of the future, and participate in the Surface Classroom Challenge

Abhishek Baxi 25

Microsoft believes education helps schools and universities, students and educators realize their full potential through technology solutions. Last summer, Microsoft offered Surface RT devices at a special price to academia. While introduction of tablets, like Surface, in classrooms is changing the way of teaching and learning in the classroom, the classrooms haven’t changed much over...

Schools choose Windows 8 tablets over iPads and Android, thanks to existing Windows infrastructure

Schools choose Windows 8 tablets over iPads and Android, thanks to existing Windows infrastructure

Rich Edmonds 84

Microsoft is looking to take full advantage of existing Windows infrastructure in schools and universities. ZDNet spoke with two education technology chiefs who went with Dell Windows 8 tablets and rolled them out to students. The overall response has been positive, especially from the IT departments who can easily integrate the tablets into existing networks and systems. It's stated...

"Bing for Schools" has officially launched - brings safe and secure browsing to students

"Bing for Schools" has officially launched - brings safe and secure browsing to students

Michael Archambault 15

The folks at Microsoft have spent time and energy attempting to get consumers to switch over from Google and to instead use their in house search engine, Bing. The company is now focusing their efforts on the education system as it launches "Bing for Schools". The new program is described as "a new initiative designed to improve digital literacy for students by putting technology in...

Microsoft announces new Surface programs; states that it has been getting  "a lot of interest"

Microsoft announces new Surface programs; states that it has been getting "a lot of interest"

Michael Archambault 81

While analysts are stating that Microsoft’s Surface isn’t doing as well as hoped, yesterday the Redmond technology company stated that they have “had a LOT of interest from businesses, schools and universities wanting to use Surface.” Today, Surface is currently available in 29 different markets and over 10,000 physical stores worldwide. Three major announcement about Surfaces...