Category: Hardware

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The $0.85 Apple Keyboard Repair

Apple sells these really nice wireless keyboards ($69) that we use in our Assistive Technology Lending Library, but they don’t sell a simple replacement battery cover… So when one that we’ve loaned comes back...

A Second Look at iPads in Los Angeles 0

A Second Look at iPads in Los Angeles

Larry Cuban has a great post about the hidden total costs of ownership (TCO) and mistakes made in the LAUSD with their iPad implementation.

Chromebook Case Study from the UK 0

Chromebook Case Study from the UK

This was originally shared at the ChromeStead blog by Guy Shearer.  When you watch, listen to the statements the kids make about feedback and collaboration.

As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it. 1

As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it.

Here’s an interesting article by Dr. Gary Stager as published in Scholastic’s Administrator magazine: For the Love of Laptops – As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it. He sums up the article with this:...

iPads in The K-12 Classroom.  Are they the best tool for the job? 0

iPads in The K-12 Classroom. Are they the best tool for the job?

In the past few weeks, I’ve had several conversations with educators and school administrators who are considering the deployment of iPads into their schools.   I’ve had one since day one, April 3, 2010 (yes…...

The New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question 0

The New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question

From what I’m reading, the new iPad outputs 2048 x 1536 versus the iPad 2 which does 1024 x 768.  Assuming you get a new iPad and are an educator using the VGA pigtail...

The Smart Window – The Next Iteration of Interactivity in School? 0

The Smart Window – The Next Iteration of Interactivity in School?

Samsung was showing off their Smart Window technology at CES in Las Vegas.  This looks very interesting for ambient information displays or perhaps in the classroom…. or maybe just checking Twitter on the bathroom...

The Classmate PC is back. 0

The Classmate PC is back.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen anything in the news about CTL and the Classmate laptops.  Well, CTL is back via the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and has released...