All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

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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