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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 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 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 …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Is About To Be Available Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Is About To Be Available
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Samsung announced today that its Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition, which comes in white, and bundled with a keyboard dock and USB adapter in the box, is about to be available. The bundle also comes with an insert of …

Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses
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Web design and development site Treehouse is gaining users. Users that are willing to pay at least $25 a month to build their skills. Over the weekend, Treehouse surpassed 12,000 users. “That’s not just 12,000 folks signed up to an …

Google Has A Class To Make You Less Stupid At Search Google Has A Class To Make You Less Stupid At Search
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Google announced a new online course for learning about how to become a Google power searcher. The course consists of six free 50-minute classes with interactive activities and opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups and Google+ (including Hangouts …

Schools Can Now Think With Portals For Free Schools Can Now Think With Portals For Free

There’s no denying that the education system needs some work. Children just aren’t interested in the old boring way of learning anymore. Why would they want to sit in a classroom being lectured at for an hour when they could …

LinkedIn Touts Coursera Tech Talk LinkedIn Touts Coursera Tech Talk

In addition to the Hackdays LinkedIn hosts on a monthly basis, the company also invites innovative technology entrepreneurs to come and speak at the LinkedIn campus in Mountain View, California. These public “tech talks” provide a glimpse at the future …

Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide

Beware, there’s a robot trend on the rise. This wonderful new infographic from Onlineschools.com explains how robots are invading almost every aspect of our lives, but most importantly, education. It’s true, kids seem to be obsessed with robots and robotic …

Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve? Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve?
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While researchers scramble to determine whether it is good or bad idea to allow children to use iPad’s or similar touchscreen devices for extended periods of time, many children already have access to the devices and can navigate them quite …

Doodle 4 Google Winning Doodle Hits Google’s Homepage Doodle 4 Google Winning Doodle Hits Google’s Homepage
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Google 4 Doodle, Google’s doodle contest aimed at students grades K-12, has received a winner: 2nd grader Dylan Hoffman from Racine, Wisconsin. The doodle, entitled, “Pirate Times,” was Hoffman’s response to Google’s concept of: “If I could travel in time …

Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google …

Google Announces Anita Borg Scholarship Winners Google Announces Anita Borg Scholarship Winners

In light of the growing movement to increase the number of women involved in engineering and computer science, Google announced today the recipients of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. 70 young women attending college in the United States, Canada, Europe, …

Teachers & Students on Social Media: NYC (Sorta) Says No Teachers & Students on Social Media: NYC (Sorta) Says No

Long is the troubled history of teachers and students communicating via social networking sites. The thing is, you never hear about teacher-student communication on Facebook or Twitter until it causes some kind of trouble and then we’re all left to …

Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter? Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter?
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Wikipedia have released the results of their second editor survey and, much like the original one from April 2011, the vast majority of Wikipedia editors are still men. After concluding data collection in December 2011 from over 6,500 respondents, the …

TED-Ed Gets Its Own Site With Fun New Educator Tools TED-Ed Gets Its Own Site With Fun New Educator Tools

TED, the organization dedicated to making the world smarter in all the coolest ways, announced today the launch of a new website fitted for its education services, TED-Ed. The new site consists of select content that represents the best collaborations …