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Technology in the classroom: Dickinson High School learning from hiccups, tablets help engage students

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Despite a few technological hiccups, use of tablet computers in Dickinson High School classrooms has been going well.
The school purchased 150 Microsoft Surface tablets, software and training last year for $96,000 and begin implementing their use in…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Technology in the classroom: Dickinson High School learning from hiccups, tablets help engage students

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Despite a few technological hiccups, use of tablet computers in Dickinson High School classrooms has been going well.
The school purchased 150 Microsoft Surface tablets, software and training last year for $96,000 and begin implementing their use in…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DHS social studies dept. seeks a tablet for each student

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson High School students may be able to take advantage of tablet technology in their social studies classes next year, if a $113,000 proposal to purchase 150 Microsoft Surface table computers and needed accessories is approved. Continue Reading

Buses, tablets for students, softball part of DPS budget addition deliberations

February 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Dickinson Public School Board has several budget concerns in the upcoming school year, and a few more things to add to the 2012-13 budget. Continue Reading

School makes switch to tablets

August 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

About 400 seventh- and eighth-graders at Mitchell Middle School could barely contain their excitement as they lined up to get their Apple iPad2 tablets this week during Tuesday and Thursday distribution sessions at the school cafeteria. Continue Reading

Microsoft pins hopes on Surface tablet as computing alternative

June 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times.
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Lake Superior school district explores tablet computers in classrooms

December 1, 2011 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Heavy backpacks full of books may be a thing of the past for Lake Superior school district students and teachers. Superintendent Phil Minkkinen thinks that in the future their backpacks may hold only one thing: a tablet. Continue Reading

Pew study says tablet users don’t want to pay for news

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Consuming news is one of the most popular activities, up there with email and more popular than social networking. Only general Web-browsing proved more popular on tablets than news and email. Continue Reading

INDIA: Cheap Askash tablet computer introduced for rural poor

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The computer, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, is the latest in a series of “world’s cheapest” innovations in India that include a 100,000 rupee ($2,040) compact Nano car, a 750 rupee ($15) water purifier and $2,000 open-heart surgery. Developer Datawind is selling the tablets to the government for about $45 each, and subsidies will reduce that to $35 for students and teachers. Continue Reading

Amazon unveils $199 full-color Kindle Fire tablet, challenging iPad

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.
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