Jan 23 2018
According to the analyst firm Futuresource, Google's low-priced Chromebooks captured 59.8% of the laptop market for K-12 education, compared to 22.3% of the Microsoft Windows devices in the third-quarter of 2017.
Microsoft has unveiled lower-cost laptop devices and revamped features within its classroom-productivity tools, a series of changes that come as the corporation battles Google and Apple for supremacy in the school market. JP is a Portuguese device maker that Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices group, described as one of the company's "largest partners in emerging markets", in a January 22 announcement.
The Lenovo 100e will cost just $190 and is powered by an Intel Celeron (Apollo Lake). The Trigono V401 convertible ($300) supports both touch and pen input while the Classmate Leap T303 laptop ($200) features the added security of Windows Hello.
Minecraft gets free chemistry update, schools get HoloLens discounts as Microsoft ups edtech game
In nationwide survey results released by EdWeek Market Brief a year ago, K-12 officials said they preferred Chromebooks to Microsoft and Apple products in a number of areas, especially affordability.
Microsoft said the devices, from Lenovo and JP, are highly durable and spill resistant - qualities necessary for withstanding any K-12 classroom. As well as additional learning tools, Minecraft: Education Edition, a curriculum using Mixed Reality and HoloLens, and more. It also revealed that, from March this year, Pearson will begin rolling out six new educational HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality applications. But in their new announcement, they also acknowledged that price point weighs heavily on many school buyers.
Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook, a collection of handouts and shared work for classes, has been updated to include assignment and grade integration with the most widely used School Information Systems in the UK, SIMS Capita, and U.S., PowerSchool.
Microsoft is also working on the content for teachers that would be more suitable to use with these laptops. This will make writing and collaborating with your classmates easy. More platforms will also be added: Word for Mac, iPhone, and Android; Outlook for Windows and Mac (which is also getting Read Aloud support in more than 30 text-to-speech languages over the coming months); OneNote for iPad; and OneNote for Mac. Microsoft said all the new software capabilities will be available by the start of the next school year. Minecraft: Education Edition is also being upgraded with a free Chemistry Update.
Revenue up at Penney's owner on record sales
The company's effective tax rate for financial 2018 is expected to fall by 100 basis points, following the recent USA tax reforms. Ingredients sales fell 1%, mainly due to foreign exchange headwinds, but AB Foods sees margins improving in the full year.
MINNESOTA MIRACLE: Last-minute heroics propel Vikings to playoff win over Saints
The Vikings will bring one of the top defensive units in the National Football League to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. "I believe anything is possible at any moment, as you can see what happened yesterday", Rhodes said .
Four officers shot in SC
Multiple agencies then began "actively looking for the suspect" and issued emergency alerts to area residents, Faris said . The three deputies and one police officer were rushed to nearby hospitals where their conditions are unkown. .
Jan 23 2018
Things We Learned From Tottenham Draw at St Marys
The half ended with the hosts having more possession, but it ended all square with all to play for in the second stanza. Harry Kane and Dele Alli never look as risky when they do not have Eriksen sliding clever passes through to them.
Jan 23 2018
Afghan forces end Kabul hotel siege
At the time of the attack , officials from 34 provinces had gathered for a meeting organized by the Telecommunications Ministry. "The US Embassy is in close contact with Afghan authorities, who are continuing to investigate the incident", he said.
Jan 22 2018
You might want to disable Instagram's Activity Status feature
The feature should be live for anyone using app version 25 or later - so you probably have it if you've updated Instagram in 2018. Instagram is following in the footsteps of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, by introducing the "last seen" status.
Jan 21 2018
Trump forced to shut down federal government
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his office is preparing for "the Schumer shutdown ". "This is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators ", the statement added.
Jan 20 2018
Steelers Name Randy Fichtner As New Offensive Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that Randy Fichtner will be the team's offensive coordinator and quarterback coach in 2018. Pittsburgh is coming off a 2017-18 campaign in which the AFC North franchise ranked third in the league in total offense.
Jan 20 2018
Facebook to Have Users Decide What Is 'High Quality' News
Facebook initially proposed fighting false stories by letting users flag them. Facebook is shaking up your news feed yet again.
Jan 19 2018
Croatian-American Bernarda Pera Shocks World No.10 at Australian Open
However, on a steaming-hot morning with temperatures well into the nineties it became clear early on that she can properly play. Only then, when serving for the match, did Pera's nerves kick in and Konta broke back to level the set at 5-5.
Jan 18 2018
Man wears 8 pairs of pants , 10 shirts; gets arrested
After he gave his statement to police he returned to the airport to get an EasyJet flight he had booked for the next day. According to authorities, he managed to put on eight pairs of jeans and ten shirts - not once, but TWICE over two days.
Jan 17 2018
California parents charged with torture after 13 siblings rescued from California home
Neighbours described the Turpin family as "private" and told press they had rarely seen the children coming out of the house. Then, they danced to Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You". "They spoke often and fondly of their children".
Jan 16 2018
Dolores O'Riordan Dead: The Cranberries Singer Was 46
Later that year, the band canceled most of its European summer and North American fall tour dates due to what was described as Ms. The statement adds: "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time".
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