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Play School

Google edAttempting to catch up with Apple’s iTunes Education App Store, Google just inaugurated Play for Education, an online outlet for everything education, from apps to tablets. The store is up and running with lots of free and low cost apps as well as management software.

Teacher’s Discount

SheeridEvery teacher who buys Crayons, tissues or printer paper knows that money doesn’t go very far. SheerID can help with a verification program that allows teachers to buy at a discount. Think of it as an online warehouse club for education and you get an idea as to its potential. Norton is one of the vendors that provide a discount to educators as verified by SheerID.

Prices Worth the Journey

JourneyedHow would you like to save hundreds of dollars on software without compromising quality and support? I thought so, and JourneyEd’s Web site is a great place where K-through-12 students, teachers and staff can save big. For instance, rather than spending $500 for a full version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 or $150 for the Student version, JourneyEd has it for $120 and throws in a 2GB flash memory stick as a deal closer. The site is well organized and has a good assortment of products available for immediate delivery, but the best part is that if you’re buying for the whole school, the Dallas, Texas-based company can set up a volume license that can save even more.

Lost and Found

Whether you’re after computers, printers, digital cameras or wireless gear, Retrevo can help pick the right Retrevo equipment for a class, school or district. Forget about sifting through hundreds of search engine entries because Retrevo’s Product Advisor uses artificial intelligence to find what you’re after. The site continually updates product specs and prices for 40 categories of digital items and assigns each device a value rating that is plotted on an easy-to-read scatter graph. Just click on the thumbnail photos of the devices at the bottom to get the unit’s details and pricing. For those who feel out of their depth, the site also provides buying guides and help with figuring out what you actually need.
For more info about the online service, go to www.retrevo.com

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