Apple's Woz Boosts Tech for Schools

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, has joined the Board of Directors of

The company sells a range of big and small brand software to U.S. teachers and educators., in partnership with the Kids in Need Foundation, also offer free school supplies to disadvantaged students living in the U.S., with a percentage of sales benefitting the needy.

"Woz inspired a generation of technologists, including myself," said Matt Spergel, President of "The Apple II was an engineering tour de force and an amazing learning tool. We are deeply honoured to have Steve contributing his infectious optimism and creativity to our company."

" represents the best in trying to do good things for our students and teachers," Steve Wozniak added. "I'm looking forward to the great things they have planned for education."

Previously Wozniak was a founding sponsor of the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, and "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, near Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. After Apple went public, he returned to college and studied both computer science and education.

The Apple co-founder recently saw his profile rise significantly when he was a enthusiastic competitor on the hit US reality television show Dancing with the Stars, better known as Strictly Come Dancing in the UK. Show judge Bruno Tonioli famously described Wozniak 's performance as being like "a like a Teletubby going mad in a Gay Pride parade."

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