All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

Judge Judy Is on the Supreme Court, According to an Alarming Number of College Grads

In oh-jeez-that’s-the-world-we-live-in news, an alarming number of college grads think that Judge Judy hears cases … on the Supreme Court. The depressing news comes inside a report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. “There is a crisis in American civic education,” reads the reports. “Survey after survey shows that recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America’s history …

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Bing Ads Academy Training Program Announced

Bing Ads Academy Training Program Announced

Microsoft announce the launch of Bing Ads Academy, a new training program for advertisers to learn how to get more out of Bing Ads. There are courses for both newer customers and those who have been at it for a while. Bing Ads Academy consists of both online and in-person courses. They’re offered to premium customers working for agencies, as …

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Facebook, Google Ask Congress to Make Computer Science a K-12 Priority

Facebook, Google Ask Congress to Make Computer Science a K-12 Priority

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more than a dozen other advocacy groups have sent a letter to the Chairman and ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The letter asks that a new education bill puts more focus on computer science. In fact, the companies want computer science added …

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Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Public Schools CEO Guilty… and Sorry

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, plead guilty and then told CPS students and teachers on the courthouse steps. “I’m terribly sorry and I apologize to them. They deserved much more, much more than I gave to them,” She plead guilty, according to various news reports, to charges in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts …

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Google Is Bringing VR to the Classroom

Google Is Bringing VR to the Classroom

Google launched an app earlier this year that allows teachers to create virtual reality field trips using Google Cardboard VR. Now, the company is getting a little more hands-on and taking the Google Expeditions initiative straight to the classroom. Google has announced the Expedition Pilot Program, which will see it go on a tour of sorts, brining all the hardware …

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Hootsuite Launches Business Social Media Education Program Called Podium

Hootsuite Launches Business Social Media Education Program Called Podium

Hootsuite announced the launch of of a new online education program called Podium, aimed at helping people develop skills for getting more out of social media for business. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “As one of the top 10 fastest growing job trends, training in social media is essential for success in today’s job market. With 10 million …

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Here’s Your Chance To Learn Google Tag Manager

Google has a new training course available for marketers, analysts, and developers aimed at teaching them about Google Tag Manager and how it can simplify tag implementation and management. It’s the latest addition to the company’s Analytics Academy learning program. Google launched Tag Manager back in 2012 as a way to consolidate the various tags you may use for your …

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Geenio Makes Course-Authoring Easier For Organizations

Commissioned News Story (Source: Geenio) A lot of modern organizations are already using some form of e-learning technology for employee onboarding, training, performance, and assessment initiatives, but online training courses often don’t live up to the needs of instructors, trainees, or purchasing managers. Geenio, which makes course-authoring tools for organizations, is trying to change that, and has built what it …

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Khan Academy Just Hit A Big Milestone

Khan Academy, which took the world by storm with its simple, free educational materials a couple years ago, announced a big milestone this week. They’ve surpassed 3 billion problems answered. That means three billion people have answered quiz questions after watching video materials, and learning things. For free. The Academy said in a blog post: We asked Sal what he …

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The Self-Governed Success of Non-Formal Education

Commissioned News Story (Source: Bircham International University) Non-formal education can provide students with a quality education, despite being an unregulated industry. It’s regulated by its students, and provides opportunity to those who would otherwise have an opportunity to have an education. A Bircham International University spokesperson explains, “Non-formal education is a self-regulated industry. If the people who are receiving the …

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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In Education

In early 2012, Google announced that its Chromebooks for Education initiative was already a success. Later that year, the tech giant took it a step further by making Chromebooks available to schools for only $99. Now the laptops have become the number one technology in education, easily beating out Apple’s iPad. The Guardian reports that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to …

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Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a list of articles for your location, and gives you the distance from where you’re at. There’s also a compass that …

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Music Provides an Outlet for Kids in Troubled Communities, says Hip-Hop Artist JRS3

Commissioned News Story (Source: JRS3) A recent study by Northwestern University shows that music education has a profound impact on troubled youth. What’s more, hip-hop has become a great way to establish a dialogue between troubled kids and their therapists. Music as an an important outlet for kids who may be growing up in a troubled situation. Musical Artist, JRS3 …

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Online Education: Why Are Some Online Schools Lacking In Credibility?

You’ve seen the ads by now for various online schools; all encouraging you to sign up today and get to work on advancing your education. The selling point is that you can earn your degree from anywhere. However, what these businesses are not telling you is that you could be wasting your time and money. Even though acceptance of online …

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Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering to 20 additional languages, and has now expanded it to twenty-two more . Google said on Monday: Today, the new …

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Katy Perry Talks Education And ‘Make Roar Happen’

Katy Perry is an accomplished singer with a successful career. However, many fans may not know the road she traveled to chase her dreams. At the age of 15, the Teenage Dream singer actually dropped out of high school. Although she earned her GED, she recently admitted she regrets not finishing school and furthering her education. According to Yahoo! Celebrity, the …

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Katy Perry Says She Did Not Have A Great Education In Her Younger Years

Global pop superstar Katy Perry has sold out tours and penned songs that topped the charts, but she still has one small regret that she wishes she could change. Perry recently told Yahoo! that she wished she had had a better education when she was younger. She said, “I’m kind of bummed at this stage that I didn’t have a …

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Katy Perry: Church Upbringing Ruined Her Education

Katy Perry is successful by most measures. She is certainly a celebrity. She has hit songs, She has money and recognition. But Katy Perry carries a concern that she is not very well educated, or at least not as well as she’d like to be. “I’m kind of bummed at this stage that I didn’t have a great education because …

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Hootsuite Launches Program To Help Businesses Educate Employees About Social Media

Hootsuite has launched a new Custom Education program aimed at helping enterprise businesses address what it refers to as the “growing skills gap,” and accelerate their social media success. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “According to Altimeter, while 85% of companies have a corporate social media policy, only 18% of companies said that their employees’ knowledge about social …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $120M to Bay Area Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that he and his wife, pediatric resident Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to improve Bay Area schools. The money will go to Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, which he set up back in 2010 with a $100 million investment in the public schools of Newark, New Jersey. “Helping improve the quality of public education …

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LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton started a campaign on Kickstarter this morning to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. If the crowdsourced project …

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Angry Birds Is Coming To The Classroom

Angry Birds is a cultural phenomenon that has earned itself fans young and old thanks to its simple yet charming mobile games. Now the Finnish developer behind the series wants to do what any popular game franchise does once it builds up an audience – edutainment. The Washington Post reports that Rovio is developing a new education system based around …

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Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the teacher motioning at two of the boys involved in the assault shortly before it began. The attack happened in March …

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Google-Backed Renaissance Learning Gets Acquired

One of the first three companies to get money from Google Capital announced today that it is being acquired. Learning analytics company Renaissance Learning will be acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion. Google announced the launch of Google Capital last month. It’s the company’s investment fund for growth-stage businesses (as opposed to those just starting out, which is …

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Dodge Viper Ordered to be Destroyed by Chrysler

Last month, every car enthusiasts’ hearts were broken as news was reported that a sinkhole had swallowed eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Unfortunately, the nightmare for car aficionados everywhere has yet to end. A decade ago, Chrysler made an extremely generous gesture and gave certain schools around the country a pre-production model of the …

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Read Across America: The Dr. Seuss Connection

If you didn’t know, today is National Read Across America Day. It is a day meant to encourage children to read and to even dare to develop a love of reading. Parents are encouraged to take the time to read to their children. Not just today, but as often as possible. “All parents can benefit from learning about why reading …

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Parents Outraged After Kids’ Lunches Are Thrown Away

Parents of students attending Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah were furious to learn that their kids’ lunches were taken by cafeteria workers. Up to 40 students had their lunch trays taken from them because they had balances on their student accounts that hadn’t been paid. Instead of eating a hot lunch, the children were given a piece …

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab Designed For Students

As the tablet market matures in the U.S., manufacturers will have to start looking for alternative revenue streams. Apple has already demonstrated that education is a sure fire way to increase sales of tablets with schools all over the nation adopting iPads for use in the classroom. Samsung is now heading down the same path. At FETC 2014, Samsung announced …

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Video Games Don’t Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or collect all seven chaos emeralds. Parents may have been rightly concerned about our habit of playing video games for nine …

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President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code

Ever since the dawn of computing, computer programming has always been a subject that has been heavily influenced by math and science. Just the thought of programming, where a person sits in front of a computer staring at lines and lines of code on end, does not sound like an exciting career to most. However, there is one initiative that …

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