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Coverage of the annual BETT educational technology show and related events, like Learning Without Frontiers, in London

iPad rival with better price and flexibility - LearnPad 2

iPad rival with better price and flexibility - LearnPad 2

There are excellent alternatives to iPads but are schools aware, asks Chris Drage

The hugely successful iPad has been adopted by many schools due to ease of use and the intuitive touchscreen engagement it brings for young learners. However, it is a premium-priced consumer device, and trying to integrate the iPad into a classroom environment and integrating it with a school’s existing network and curriculum can be a problem. Already some are ending up in cupboards.

The LearnPad 2, on the other hand, has been designed to easily integrate with teaching and learning, supporting the educational content already in use – for example Flash-based Espresso and Education City – as well as providing a simple and easy way of accessing some great new educational apps.

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The mobile revolution and schools – 1:1 is here

The mobile revolution and schools – 1:1 is here


George Cole kicks off a new series, for BETT 2013, on the mobile technology revolution and schools
 
In some schools, pupils sharing computers is a thing of the past. These...

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Shape the Future brings savings for UK 1:1 schemes

Shape the Future brings savings for UK 1:1 schemes

Windows 8, new tablets and 'Shape the Future' boost Microsoft's role for schools mobile technology
Computer industry giants Intel and Microsoft are working with RM Education to...

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Caroline's journey from 'Yes Minister' to BETT 2013

Caroline's journey from 'Yes Minister' to BETT 2013

BETT 2013 is on the way, this one more than a little different. It is later in January, at new venue ExCeL and will call on the skills of new BESA director Caroline Wright. Sal...

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Jonty Hearnden shares dyslexia ICT insights at BETT

Jonty Hearnden shares dyslexia ICT insights at BETT

Sally McKeown picked up some dyslexia software tips at BETT 2012 from a TV antiques expert
Antiques expert Jonty Hearnden was on the Microlink stand at the BETT 2012 educationa...

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