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28 March, 2018, 01:20 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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The company is expected to unveil a cheaper iPad, possibly with Apple Pencil support and new software for the classroom. Students also get a bumped-up 200GB of free iCloud storage, for storing all their course notes and photos of the pop stars Taylor Swift and, um, Kylie.

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out a new iPad that works with its Apple Pencil and is aimed at grabbing more of the United States education market, but did not cut the price of the tablet despite fierce competition from cheaper laptops.

Today Apple introduced a new iPad for students in schools across the United States.

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A new version of iWork for the iPad, available today for download, with support for Apple Pencil inside Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

Other specifications include an 8MP main camera, an LTE option, GPS, compass and the A10 Fusion chip, which is used in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The 9.7-inch device - the same size as the traditional iPad - will cost $299.

Logitech also took the opportunity to unveil a $49 alternative to the $99 Apple Pencil called the Crayon, and an education-focused keyboard attachment as well. The fact that Apple has not worked out a way to integrate handwriting recognition in the iPad with the Apple Pencil just makes matters a little complicated. Tech companies are battling for dominance in USA schools with cheap devices and laptops that are geared towards classroom use and seen as a way to hook young consumers. Steve Jobs made schools a priority for Apple early in its life. A host of new software tools and platforms were also released for the education space. Over the past several years, Google has been very successful in convincing school boards to adopt its low cost Chromebook notebooks.

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Schoolwork is a new app that helps teachers create assignments, view student progress and bring the power of apps to the classroom in exciting new ways. That app will be available in June. Schoolwork features Handouts, an easy way to create and send assignments with nearly any type of content, from web links to PDFs and documents.

Schoolwork and apps that take advantage of it give teachers new insight into how their students are performing, helping them tailor their teaching to the needs and potential of individual students.

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Cook praised Lane Tech High for having more PHDs coming out of it than any school in the country and highlighted its programming and robotics efforts. Another program for teachers is Everyone Can Create, which will offer free content for the creative arts.



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