Evernote Crashing on my RT: My Solution & a Bigger Problem?
Jan17

Evernote Crashing on my RT: My Solution & a Bigger Problem?

The ability to access and use Evernote across my computing and mobile devices has been an incredible way for me to record and organize my notes, thoughts and observations at work and home. It allows me to move between platforms and devices seamlessly and capture those moments when they occur as they occur. However my experience recently with Evernote Touch on the Microsoft Surface has been plagued with persistent crashing of this...

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The Surface RT (Surface) Tablet for the Classroom – One Year Later…
Jan12

The Surface RT (Surface) Tablet for the Classroom – One Year Later…

Looking back to December 2012, my first post on the Windows Surface RT explored the potential strengths and challenges of the Surface RT tablet in the classroom. Well, a lot can change in a year and it presents an opportunity to now reassess and see what the RT has to show since that first blog post. Windows 8.1 Updating the Surface RT to Windows 8.1 provided some critical improvements to the overall experience of the tablet. Battery...

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Microsoft’s Future in Education: The Xbox
Aug17

Microsoft’s Future in Education: The Xbox

A lot has been made about Microsoft’s foray into tablet hardware with its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets. With Apple and Android tablets having a substantial head start in finding their way into classrooms, Windows-based tablets are still trying to gain a foothold in this competitive and crowded market. (See Best Student Tablets for 2013 from LAPTOP) But in looking at hardware for the classroom, the products that are now...

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Five More Things To Consider About The Surface RT In The Classroom
Aug01

Five More Things To Consider About The Surface RT In The Classroom

Adding to my initial assessment of the Surface RT tablet, here are some additional thoughts on the RT after having a chance to use the device more extensively. 1.  If you need a Touch Cover keyboard it is an additional $100 to your purchase ($119 if purchased separately). You can opt to enter text using the onscreen keyboard but keep in mind that the built-in kickstand will not allow for easy onscreen typing which leaves you to type...

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Windows Surface Pro in the Classroom – part PC, part Tablet
Feb19

Windows Surface Pro in the Classroom – part PC, part Tablet

A previous post explored the Windows Surface RT as a classroom tablet. More recently, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet / computer is now making its way into stores. Tablet and PC choices for the classroom continue to grow with Microsoft now entering into the fray. However if you think the Surface Pro is merely a spec bump from its Surface RT sibling, take a look at some of the important factors inherent with this tablet PC.   1....

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What Surface RT Does Right as a Classroom Tablet
Dec08

What Surface RT Does Right as a Classroom Tablet

During the holidays I finally had some hands-on time with the Microsoft Surface RT Tablet. Up until now, purchasing Microsoft’s hardware offerings have been limited to their online and boutique stores/kiosks. Most recently they have started rolling out to the big box retailers. What is Microsoft Surface RT? The “RT” badge indicates that this Windows OS (operating system) is designed specifically for tablet and mobile...

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