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Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App

Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functional on the iPad. And they haven’t just made the previous iOS app bigger – they’ve added a …

Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, …

iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads

Apple’s educational arm of iTunes, iTunes U, has just hit a significant milestone according to the company. Apple has just announced that iTunes U has served over one billion content downloads since its launch back in 2007. “It’s inspiring to …

3D Printers Are Changing The Classroom 3D Printers Are Changing The Classroom

Last week, we took a look at how 3D printing will revolutionize manufacturing in the United States. Before it can do that, however, it needs people who know how to use the technology. That’s where education comes in. The folks …

Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica

Foursquare has been getting better over the past year or so by adding more information to check-ins. Their list of connected apps has grown to include some pretty useful apps like GeoPollster, which will tell you if the business you …

TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April

Since its introduction, TED talks have become one of the major forces for good on the Internet. The video series featuring lectures from well-known educators, inventors and innovators have gone on to accrue more than one billion views. Now the …

Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas

The holidays are all about giving and self-sacrifice. You wouldn’t know that by watching the relentless consumer culture line up outside Best Buys and beat up old ladies on their way to the latest gadgets on Black Friday. There is, …

6 TED Talks That Björk Thinks You Should Watch

TED recently launched its Playlists feature, which consists of lists of TED Talks curated by people whose names you might recognize. We recently shared the list curated by AOL co-founder Steve Case. TED has now released a playlist curated by …

People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve …

Khan Academy iPhone App Is About To Launch Khan Academy iPhone App Is About To Launch

Earlier this year, Khan Academy released an iPad app. On Tuesday, the nonprofit shared a sneak peek at its new free iPhone app, which it says will come out this week. Here’s a look: No word on the potential release …

The Electoral College Explained (In TED Video)
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TED has put out a new video explaining the Electoral College, for those of you who would like to see how it works. It’s not a usual TED Talk-style video, but rather a five-minute animated clip with a voice over …

iPad Mini Event Will Focus On Education iPad Mini Event Will Focus On Education
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Education is obviously important to Apple. The company took time out in January to devote an entire press conference to iBooks 2 and interactive textbooks. Since then, schools around the world have ditched books in favor of giving every student …

College Students Can Now Get Office 365 At A Cheap Price College Students Can Now Get Office 365 At A Cheap Price
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College students are constantly broke. I was there once. The worst part was living off of ramen noodles while waiting for my meal plans to renew. Companies are finally starting to understand this and have started offering discounted, or even …

Minnesota Gets Tough on the Enemy That Is Free, Online Education Minnesota Gets Tough on the Enemy That Is Free, Online Education
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Free online education platform Coursera says they are “education for everyone.” But after a decision by one U.S. state, they may have to throw an “almost” into that motto. In a truly baffling display of governmental ignorance, the state of …

Amazon Announces Whispercast For Kindle Amazon Announces Whispercast For Kindle

Schools and businesses are increasingly turning to tablets and e-readers to help disseminate information among students and employees. Amazon has one of the more popular e-readers with the Kindle. Bring these two instances together and you have Whispercast. Amazon announced …

ACT Entrance Exam Now More Taken Than SAT

The College Board’s yearly report on college and career readiness was released this week, and it shows that only 43% of college-bound seniors in 2012 are “college ready.” The College Board defines “college ready” as achieving a benchmark score of …

Google’s Class For Making You Less Stupid At Search Is Back Google’s Class For Making You Less Stupid At Search Is Back

In June, Google announced an online course for learning about how to become a Google power searcher. The course consisted of six free 50-minute classes with interactive activities and opportunities to connect with users using Google Groups and Google+. Google …

Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control
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Toys “R” Us unveiled a new tablet device geared specifically towards kids today. It’s called the Tabeo, and comes with nearly 20 games, learning apps, storybooks, and other kid-friendly entertainment apps. There are 50 free apps pre-installed. It runs on …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents …

Your Brain Benefits From Even A Little Music Education
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Music is extremely important to the development of young children. Research has proven again and again that music education helps young children succeed. Parents take this as an excuse to shove their children into music classes for the next 10 …

Facebook Studio Edge Launched To Educate Agencies On Facebook Marketing Facebook Studio Edge Launched To Educate Agencies On Facebook Marketing
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Facebook announced today that it is rolling out Facebook Studio Edge to agencies worldwide. Facebook Studio Edge is a set of learning courses designed to teach you how to get more out of your Facebook marketing. The company revealed the …