Education

Office 365

Microsoft Begins Letting Some Students Get Office 365 for Free

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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 available first in the US and will roll out globally later this year. The new program builds on the Student Advantage initiative that launched last […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

National School Backpack Awareness Day Asks Students to #LightenMyLoad

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Take a guess as to what the average college student’s backpack weighs. Whatever number you were thinking — the reality is probably higher. The average college student’s backpack now weighs more than 11.5 pounds. Last year, more than 22,000 people were treated for backpack-related injuries in the United States, and back pain is the most […]

LA USD

LA USD Halts $1 Billion Plan to Give Every Student an iPad

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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. The suspension comes days after disclosures that the superintendent and his top deputy had especially close ties to executives […]

Wolfie

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

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Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and more, Wolfie aims to improve music reading proficiency while encouraging […]