October 22, 2014

About Joelle Alcaidinho

Joelle Alcaidinho (@joelle_writes, _www.joellewrites.com) is a writer, designer, and ed-tech consultant. She loves technology and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.

The HP Chromebook 11 Has Strength and Charm | Test Drive

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With its clean, kid-friendly design and cheery accent colors, the HP Chromebook 11 could fit nicely into K–12 classrooms and libraries, writes Test Drive reviewer Joelle Alcaidinho.

Google Play for Education Is Here! Now What Does It Offer?

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Now that the Google Play for Education store is here, is it everything we hoped it would be? In many ways, yes—with education app heavies like Explain Everything and ClassDojo in the mix. But there’s still work to be done to make it more attractive to libraries.

Nexus 7 Versus the iPad: The new tablets strengthen Google’s play for K–12 schools

Nexus 7 Versus the iPad: The new tablets strengthen Google’s play for K–12 schools

Coupled with the much-anticipated Google Play for Education store, the Nexus 7 bolsters Google’s growing claim to the K–12 tablet landscape.

Organize the Web with EduClipper | Test Drive

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Sure, the Web is a key resource for educators, but what’s the best way to share the good stuff you’ve collected with students and teachers and keep it all organized? EduClipper may be an answer.

With Google Play for Education, Google Promises a Hassle-Free Tablet for K-12, challenging the iPad

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The iPad has been the tablet of choice for schools, thanks to volume purchasing, volume management, and the vast selection of apps. But that may be about to change. With the recent launch of Google Play for Education, Google is set to challenge the iPad’s dominance.