Apple to Release Inexpensive iPad Unit, To Market Teachers and Students

To gain the trust and interest of teachers and students who use Microsoft and Google, Apple Inc. will be producing inexpensive iPads and educational software.

The giant tech company sets this latest plan next week.

From the latest reported news information through Bloomberg, giant technology company Apple Inc. already plan to release low-cost or inexpensive iPad gadgets and education software for the benefit of many teachers and students out there.

It targets particularly those who are using Microsoft and Google.

This is actually the first move of the company this 2018 and revealed its latest plan in an important event held at the Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago last Tuesday.

The decision of Apple is to duplicate its previous successful plan few years ago when it launched the iPad with designing e-books feature.

The company is also happy to announce that the latest event in Chicago is a rare occurrence because it usually launched its product in California (home state of Apple).  The latest introduced item is a newer but less expensive version of the iPad.

It likewise offers the newest education software, yet remains unidentified.

From the published news information also, it revealed that the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has an intention to give priority to many schools when they establish the company. On the other hand, the advancing technology worldwide somehow shifted the idea of the company and now focusing on meeting the requirements of millions of internet users.

According to the published 3rd quarter data of the giant-tech firm, it owned nearly 17% mobile computing shipments in many students of America (from kindergarten to high school).

However, nearly 60% percent of the markets are using Androids and Chromebooks, 22% are using Windows, while approximately 20% or less uses Apple units.

This is probably one reason why the company is now aiming to provide inexpensive gadgets for many teachers and students to improve their sales in the coming years.

Based on the estimated figure, the latest low-cost MacBook laptop is below $1000 if it becomes available on the market.

 

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Kahoot’s Educational Quiz App Continues to Attract K-12 Students in the US

The advent of the Internet truly improved the way people are accessing online and that include the many students worldwide, particularly in the United States. When talking about the most interesting and useful applications online, these include those intended for educational purposes.

From the latest shared technology news online through techcrunch.com, one of the popular apps today is Kahoot and this Norway-based application is capable of education students by giving them the best information about different subject matters through online quizzes.

This particular app is now invading the United States because according to the recorded data, nearly 50% of the K-12- students in America uses the available app for educational quiz. In all, there are about 70 million active users in the US alone each month.

Likewise, Kahoot is beneficial for teachers and students who need to learn about traditional education such as those who are engaging to business world.

As detailed online, the 70 million users doubled the number of users in 2017 and the figure revealed that 30 millions are from the kindergarten to grade 12, while the remaining users divided for the teachers, regular workers and other citizens of America.

The idea of this kind of app came out through the effort of Alf Inge Wang who is a Norwegian Computer Science and Game Technology professor at Norwegian University of Technology and Science located in Trondheim, Norway.

The reported news likewise revealed that Kahoot increased its growth to almost $26.5 million this year as opposed to the recent $20 million in 2017 for the Series A. Some of the popular companies that invested for it include Microsoft, Disney, Creandum and Northzone.

In line with this, Erik Harrell stated that the company is now having talks with Disney about their plans to include some of its popular brands into new online quizzes. As expected, these new plans will definitely benefit many young students because the quizzes are enthusiastic and fun.

Harrell is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kahoot.

The company has different ideas to implement in the coming years to continuously attracting more students in the US and across the globe. This is actually one of the benefits of using the Internet now because many businesses and companies are improving greatly.

 

 

QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte Explains for Not Suspending Classes

Because of not suspending the classes in Quezon City yesterday (July 27, 2017), Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte received negative comments and criticisms from many people, especially the parents of the affected students due to typhoon “Gorio.”

Many parents did not hide their disappointment with the Vice Mayor of Quezon City because of not suspending the classes despite the heavy rainfall on Thursday.

From the statement of Belmonte, she cannot immediately cancel the classes like what the other nearby cities did in Metro Manila. Even if they criticized her, she stands firm on her decision and accepting the negative comments posted through a social media networking site online.

The lady Vice Mayor explained that she decided not to suspend the classes in all levels in the city based on the information of the forecasted weather condition on Thursday. According to her statement published through Facebook, she discussed the matters with Michael Marasigan even before Thursday because the weather agency confirmed that there will be no heavy rainfall in Metro Manila.

Marasigan is the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) acting chief of Quezon City.

“It was a challenge for us not to be swayed by the bandwagon effect,” said Belmonte. The lady city official alludes to other local governments that already suspended their classes on Wednesday afternoon, as quoted by inquirer.net.

Belmonte also explained that it is not easy to suspend the classes because almost 30% of the children in the elementary level had been missing classes, which seriously affected their regular studies to learn better.

In line with this, there are disappointed parents and netizens who posted their sentiments online.

One of them said that the Vice Mayor is lucky for not residing in an area where flooding is not an issue. Another comment stated that although it is right to prioritize education, it is not possible to sacrifice the health of the students in place of education.

Some even called her “insensitive” as reported by the news online.

 

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