Do you mourn the loss of the 17-inch iMac?  Think Apple needs to have a lower cost of entry for its iMac line?   Do you know someone in Education who might be able to hook you up with a discount?  SetteB.IT found a little tidbit in the latest Apple Education email…  Apple discontinued the 17 inch iMac in 2006 but kept selling the 17 inch white version to education.  Could this be a holdover from that?

Is this the old 17 inch from way back?  Or is this a new one?  Or maybe just a typo.  So many questions…

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March 2009

Opportunities for Integrating Technology with Your Institution’s Goals
Download Apple’s white paper that explains the education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and highlights opportunities for integrating technology strategically in education-related programs.
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The New iMac line
The new 20-inch and 24-inch iMac deliver a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory, and twice the storage. The new iMac line also includes a 17-inch model starting at $899.
ARRA of 2009 Solutions: K-12
The ARRA of 2009 dedicates more than $100 billion for K-12 and higher education and includes funds for state stabilization, school construction, and federal programs such as Title I, Title II-D, and IDEA. Download the pdf to learn more.
Notebook Program on Campus
“One of my greatest surprises… was the faculty’s response to the training,” says Mark Parker, Dean, Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University. “They picked times [for training] that I would never have picked, like right after exams in December before Christmas.” View the video.

Tune-in IT Webcast Series
Learn more about Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server through this series of webcasts. Topics include Compatibility and Integration, Built-in Features and Applications, Integration and Virtualization, Collaboration and Podcasting, and Client Management and Deployment.
Starting a Campuswide Notebook Program
Hear from CIO Isis Jones at Full Sail University and others about how to start your own notebook initiative on campus. View the video.

Mac Pro: The Fastest Mac Ever
Featuring Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors running at speeds up to 2.93GHz, the new Mac Pro delivers up to twice the performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.

ARRA of 2009 Solutions: Higher Education
The ARRA of 2009 includes funds for NSF and NIH research and lab modernization, and federal Title II preservice teacher grants. Learn what stimulus funds are available for Apple solutions.
The New Mac mini: Extra Small, Extra Green
Starting at $549, the new Mac mini is an innovative, tiny desktop that measures just 6.5 by 6.5 by 2 inches. It’s also the world’s most energy efficient desktop, drawing less than 13 watts of power when idle.
* Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA ENERGY STAR 4.0 database as of February 2009.
Field Trip to the Apple Store
Take your K-12 students on a Field Trip to an Apple Retail Store where they can create something amazing right on the spot. Or they can bring in and show off a project they’ve already created.

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Math Snacks Learning Animations (Grades 6-8)
These short animations are designed to help learners “get it.” Each snack presents a math concept and is ideal for use in the classroom or at home.

Project Learning
Edutopia presents a collection of content on Project Learning, a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.

WGBH Teachers’ Domain
This free digital library is designed to advance educators’ teaching skills and enhance their students’ learning experiences. Companion educator guides are also available.

As We May Teach
Join Dr. Ruben Puentedura as he discusses hands-on approaches that transform research into teaching practice in education technology.

Students can study U.S. history with the Declaration of Independence app which includes historical notes, images of the original document, and historical biographies.

New York Times
Perfect to take with you on the go. Access the latest news, photos, and world events with the The New York Times mobile app.

eNews for Education, March 2009
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