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Schools Want iPads This Fall, But Are iTextbooks Worth It? [Feature]

Schools Want iPads This Fall, But Are iTextbooks Worth It? [Feature]

Is Apple's e-textbook ecosystem ready for the 2012 - 2013 school year?

Many schools in the U.S. haven’t even had their spring break yet, but school administrators are already planning for the next school year. For public schools that means determining how best to allocate scarce financial resources and trying to determine how far they can push their budgets before the residents and homeowners in their district will vote them down. School IT departments meanwhile are beginning to consider what major projects and upgrades they’ll be doing over the summer recess.

Although this decision-making process tends to run like clockwork for most schools and districts, this year there’s a new factor to consider: Apple’s iPad-based iBooks 2 e-textbook initiative (as well as the iPad itself).

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Why Teachers Shouldn’t Set Up A Porn Business On School-Issued Macs

Why Teachers Shouldn’t Set Up A Porn Business On School-Issued Macs

A special education teacher from Lincoln High School in Stockton, California, is currently on paid leave after she set up a pornographic website business on a MacBook issued to her by the school. Heidi Kaeslin was suspended when school officials discovered her moneymaking scheme, and she is now under investigation.

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College Students Can Easily Compare Textbook Prices With Amazon’s New App

College Students Can Easily Compare Textbook Prices With Amazon’s New App

Amazon has released a new iPhone app for college-bound students that offers online price comparisons for textbooks. As the school year beings, finding a good deal on class textbooks can be tricky.

The new Amazon Student app lets users scan the barcode of a textbook and determine its trade-in value. Users can also buy new and used textbooks from Amazon.com and have them shipped from within the app.

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Even Steve Jobs is Impressed with How iPad Helps Girl with Vision Problems

Even Steve Jobs is Impressed with How iPad Helps Girl with Vision Problems

Ben Swinnerton, Herald Sun

A 9-year-old girl with sight problems has swapped out magnifying glasses and other clunky equipment for  an iPad.

Holly Bligh, of Melbourne Australia, has albinism, which affects her vision. To read, teachers had to make photocopies with enlarged text for her or she had to use a magnifying glass or other devices to read.

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