We're at $509, yay! MaximumPC is at $612, which is more than we have but also kind of yay. We've already given away some rad prizes, and the Week 2 prize is pretty awesome too. Find out what it is and how you can win it after the jump...
When it comes to making student's lives easier, Apple's iPad is an almost ideal device. Lightweight yet sturdy, boasting a bright, easy to read screen and the ability to launch applications which provide access to scheduling aids, course content, email and the internet, the svelte tablet is being both adopted and endorsed by educational institutes across the country. It makes good sense then, that someone might want to teach students how best to use the device. Fortunately, Central Michigan University is blazing a path in this area that other institutions can follow.
If you’re one of the many who have downloaded iTunes U content over the past three years, Apple says you’re not alone -- the popular online educational catalog has just topped 300 million downloads and counting.
While I prefer labels like “dreamy” and “preoccupied” to “airhead” and
“ditsy,” the truth is I’ve always been a little scatterbrained. And it
seems like the more information I try to pack in one ear, the more that
spills out the other. With the many recent studies touting the
importance of “exercising our brains” for improved mental health and
overall longevity, I decided to do something to help actively preserve
(and possibly improve) what I’ve got while I’ve still got it. It turns
out there’s more than a few iPhone apps out there aimed at whipping our
brains into tip-top shape. I test-drove a few in the hopes of becoming
the proud owner of a smarter, more focused, healthier, and happier
Entertain and educate the most important members of your household
with this family-friendly guide to the best Mac software, websites, and
iPhone apps for kids. And don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for
setting up parental controls on your Mac. Let’s play!
Got that winter semester student loan overage check burning a hole in
your pocket already? Or are you planning on filing taxes a little
earlier this January? Turns out Apple's interested in giving you
students and teachers a touch more help, but what's the real price?
I believe the children are our future. Let's teach them well and let them lead the way. And thanks to the nearly $1200 you've donated so far this month, 1,192 students are going to have a rad educational experience, so way to go, you guys.
But October isn't over yet -- we've got one more week, and I've got a fancy, custom-designed Brenthaven messenger bag on the line for one lucky donor. Follow the jump for more.
But wait, it gets even better. Follow the jump to hear about ANOTHER match opportunity, and a how you can help us get a slice of $200,000 (dude, five freakin' zeroes!) from HP. Yes, HP. I'm serious, follow the jump.
It's week 4, and we're knocking on the door of $500. So many of our
projects (So!Very!Many!) have been fully funded. I could add some
more, but it's so tempting to just focus on knocking out the ones we
have left. If you've run into a DonorsChoose.org project that you'd
like to see added to our Giving Page, just email me at susie at maclife
dot com and I'll put it on there.