We may still be several weeks away from the official "back to school" season, but that isn't stopping Best Buy from getting into the action early. As reported by AllThingsD, the giant electronics retailer is scaling back the prices of its two bestselling MacBook Pro models by $200.
Facebook started on a college campus, but has since become a familiar part of nearly everyone's online life around the world. OOHLALA Mobile Campus Community aims to create something closer to Facebook's roots, centering on university-centric activity, but is it really necessary in this day and age when we're already so well connected? In shades of Facebook's past, users must register with a college or university email address to gain access to OOHLALA. What students will find within includes everything from campus maps and events to games, chat, and additional ways to socialize with fellow classmates -- at least in theory. The execution has less chatter and more echoes.
This new digital age can put a strain on the teachers when it comes to enforcing the "no phones in class" rule, but it can also streamline the teaching process to make things more accessible and easier to understand. Here are eight apps that can help teachers better reach their students without pulling them away from their iOS devices.
As a student, I'm always looking for a quick, easy, and, more importantly, mobile way to access my schedule of class, assignments, and social life. With Pocket Schedule Free, I've found that perfect app that is both affordable and powerful.
With its incredibly easy user interface. Pocket Schedule Free makes it easy to add and manage all of your courses for each semester. You can always refer back to a previous semester's schedule and adding assignments, tests, and social events is just as simple. Simply click the plus icon in the top right hand corner and to add a class, exam, event, or task.
Over the course of the next three weeks, the field of 68 college basketball teams will be narrowed down, one by one, until only the best remains. That's a lot of hoops for one person to handle, so don't go it alone. We've rounded up the best companion apps to help you keep track of the madness. From watching games to tracking brackets, these apps will make sure you won't miss a second of the action.
Apple and education have always gone hand in hand, but Cupertino has taken a bold leap with iBooks 2, a full version update offering zero new features for those of us who graduated from school long ago. But for iPad-toting students, the company’s new digital textbook initiative is a revelation.
Apple again made headlines this week with its effort to revolutionize the educational market through the iPad, with an updated version of iBooks and a new app for iTunes U. Combined with the Mac-based iBooks Author, the company is poised to help put iPads in thousands more schools across the United States and indeed, even more worldwide.
Apple has set the stage for a textbook revolution with the new iBooks 2 and free iBooks Author software, but as it turns out, that was only the first of the company’s plans to unveil in New York City today -- Cupertino is also introducing a new iTunes U app for allowing colleges and universities to share their knowledge with the world.
If you need further evidence that Apple is reshaping the educational landscape with the iPad, look no further than Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, who has recently introduced iPads into their innovative iKnow 2.0 program as digital textbooks for students as well as training for the faculty.
If you need further confirmation of just how influential the iPhone has become, look no further than Tennessee’s Freed-Hardeman University, where six computer science majors rallied together to create a free iOS app aimed at enhancing the experience of visiting the campus, right in the palm of your hand.