education

AT&T donates $100 million in broadband access to educational resources

AT&T is pledging $100 million to aid children in getting an education. Their donation comes in the form of broadband access to various middle-schools and other educational resources, and is meant to aid kids in learning via mobile devices. This compliments other ventures AT&T has made into funding education via technology, and could serve as an entry-level introduction to their Aspire program.

Samsung Galaxy Tab for Education unveiled with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Samsung has recently unveiled their latest tablet, which is a Galaxy Tab 10.1 intended for the education market. This one is dubbed the Galaxy Tab for Education and is said to have been "designed for integration with Google Play for Education." Samsung plans to have this model ready by April, which should be good timing for those planning purchases for the 2014-2015 school year.

Google Play for Education program now live

At Google I/O, the new Google Play for Education initiative was announced. At the time, details were sparse, but it was clear that Google was keen on getting tablets into the classroom, just as they were doing with Chromebooks. The program is now live, allowing Developers to mark their app for inclusion, and soon hitting classrooms everywhere.

Google Play Textbooks appear in time for school

Google made a promise last month to help out students by introducing a textbook category in its Google Play Books Store. It has now delivered on that promise just before the fall semester starts. A good number of books on a variety of different subjects are now available and are on discount for a limited time.

Intel unveils two Android tablets targeted at students

There are tablets that have been designed to cater to specific audiences or use cases, and the education sector is no exception. In fact, some schools have resorted to using tablets in place of books or notebooks to help lighten students' loads, literally. Intel has just announced two low-power, and hopefully low-cost, Android tablets designed specifically to be used in such a context.

Google Play for Education takes Android into the classroom

Google has announced Google Play for Education, which is said to have been "built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of educators." Basically, this sounds like Google is making an effort to bring more technology into the classrooms. The keynote mentioned that teachers feel there is a gap between what is possible in technology and what is practical.
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