MacJury #1020: Back-To-School Tech – Macs, iPads and Today’s Changing Educational Environment

It is that time of year again. Schools and universities around the globe welcome students back to their studies, but what tech is going with them? How are those institutions embracing (or not) laptops, iPhones, iPods and iPads? Are they keeping up with the pace of change in the outside world, or is education establishment stuck in the past? The MacJury examines these questions from a variety of standpoints, including hardware access and availability, textbooks vs. tech, the wisdom of funding allocations, the U.S. education market compared to other places in the world, and more. Recommendations for hardware, software and services for students and educators alike are provided by the diverse panel of Erik Bernskiold, Pat Fauquet, Jeff Gamet, Keith Lang, Julio Ojeda-Zapata, and host Chuck Joiner.


Chuck Joiner on Twitter

The MacVoices Group

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MacLevelTen – The Mac Media Group

Erik Bernskiold

Erik Bernskiold on Twitter

Bernskiold Media


XLD Studios

Bernskiold Media Group

Pat Fauquet

Pat Fauquet on Twitter

Dr. Mac Consulting


Jeff Gamet

Jeff Gamet on Twitter

Jeff Gamet’s jeff-o-rama

Design Tools Monthly

Design Tools Weekly

The Mac Observer

The iPod Observer

Apple Weekly Report

Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X by Jeff Gamet

Keith Lang


Jigsaw Junior – An iPad jigsaw puzzle for little people

UI and us – Keith’s podcast about user interaction

Comic Life by plasq

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Julio Ojeda-Zapata on Twitter

twitter means business: how microblogging can help or hurt your company by Julio Ojeda-Zapata

twitter means business on Twitter

Pioneer Press on Twitter

Tech Test Drive: Tech-purchasing decisions for college-bound kids depend on where they’re going and what they like by Julio Ojeda-Zapata on the St. Paul Pioneer Press


Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

Google Docs

iWork '09
iWork ’09 (Including Keynote, Numbers and Pages)

Toon Boom Studios
Toon Boom Studio 4.5

iStopMotion from Boinx Software

Matias Bluetooth Folding Keyboard
Matias Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for MAC

Applel Wireless Keyboard
Apple Wireless Keyboard


Palm Wireless Keyboard
Palm Universal Wireless Keyboard





Reeder for iPhone/iPod touch

Reeder for iPad

Read It Later Pro

Things for Mac

Things for iPad
Things for iPhone

Things for iPad


BusyCal by BusyMac

The Macworld Podcast – Apple and sustainable living