The Apple Store for UK Education and the Apple Store for UK Students and Teachers are selling a bundle called the
Portable Digital Media Lab, which is described as “your digital hub to go.”
It’s made up of an iBook, a DV camcorder and a digital camera, and is designed to offer a mobile content creation and editing suite. Apple notes that rechargeable batteries power each component; it’s a great system for school trips and educational fieldwork.
The iBook is a 12-inch version with a 20GB hard disk space, 500MHz G3 processor, 256MB of RAM, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. Both cameras are made by Canon: the MV400i Digital Camcorder and the Ixus V Digital Camera.
Apple UK is also offering free training to help educators “reap the full benefits of DV technology and to demonstrate best practices in the integration of new media into the curriculum.” (Thanks to MacCentral reader David Baugh for the heads-up on this item.)