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Google Geo Teachers Institute Announced for Dublin, London Google Geo Teachers Institute Announced for Dublin, London
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Google announced today that it will be hosting two Google Geo Teachers Institutes in Europe this summer: one in Dublin, Ireland, and another in London, England. The pair of two-day events will be taking place in June and will be …

One Facebook Visit Kills Your Ability To Stay Focused One Facebook Visit Kills Your Ability To Stay Focused

With 845 million active users visiting the site every month, I think it’s safe to say that Facebook is everybody’s favorite time-killer. However, checking in on the site might do more than just fill a few minutes if you’re pressed …

Computer Science Enrollments up 10% Computer Science Enrollments up 10%

A recent report shed some light on a movement calling primary school teachers to get a better handle on computer science in general, to better educate their students as the tech economy in the U.S becomes more vital – and …

Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars
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Sebastian Thrun is a Google Fellow and VP, a Stanford Professor, and the co-founder fo Udacity.com. He’s also on the Project Glass team, which last week, unveiled the much talked about Google glasses. He was one of the names that …

Apple Set to Overhaul its Online Store Apple Set to Overhaul its Online Store

Apple has started making education consumers aware that it plans to retool and relaunch its online store in the near future, according to AppleInsider. Apple posted a notice at the top of those Apple online stores that cater to kindergarten …

Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s …

Financial Literacy in High Schools Down Financial Literacy in High Schools Down

According to a recent report by the Council for Economic Education, educators are making little progress in regards to financial literacy in schools across the U.S. The Council takes a biannual survey of economics and finance education across 50 states …

Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms Skype, DonorsChoose Bring The World To Classrooms

Oh, to be a student today. No more chalkboards, no more wooden desks, no more passing notes in hallways (at least, I assume no more passing notes since every teenager these days comes supplied with a cell phone Gorilla Glued …

TEDTalks On Netflix Now A Reality TEDTalks On Netflix Now A Reality

Earlier this week, we reported that TED launched an official Android app making tons of TEDTalks available on Android devices. Now, there are quite a few available on Netflix as well. Netflix announced on its blog: The most significant and …

Get A Job! Employers Prefer Practical Training [Survey] Get A Job! Employers Prefer Practical Training [Survey]

Hey, college kids and recent grads: you’ll probably want a job soon, right? A real job. A “grown-up” job. Something with a generous benefits package. Heck, something with any benefits package. Maybe even a job that’s–dare you ask so much?–relevant …

Social Media, Wikipedia Finding More Value in Classroom Social Media, Wikipedia Finding More Value in Classroom
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Ask a 21st-century college professor to name a few of the biggest challenges to her art today and “Wikipedia” and “Social Media” are sure to top the list. For more than a decade, the prominence of digital devices in the …

Google Plus Promotes Open Education Resources Google Plus Promotes Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources (OER) “are teaching and learning resources that anyone can share, reuse and remix” and it is predicted that they will play a huge role in helping students gain the skills they will need in the 21st century. …

SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom

South by Southwest has emerged as one of the top events to showcase new technologies and product announcements. Education will be a major topic this year and Pearson is leading the charge. Pearson announced today that it will be showcasing …

iPads Improve Kindergarteners’ Literacy Scores iPads Improve Kindergarteners’ Literacy Scores

Nearly a year ago, in April 2011, we told you about a small town in Maine that was set to become the first town in America to give every kindergartener an iPad to be used in their education. Auburn, Maine, …

Schools Discuss New Student/Teacher Policies for Facebook and Twitter Schools Discuss New Student/Teacher Policies for Facebook and Twitter

In the classroom, it’s a good thing when students follow along with their teachers, and it’s even better if the class likes the instructor. Still, new considerations have arisen, as some see a connection on a social network being not …

Maine Football Coach Posts Nude Photo of Himself Online, Quits. Maine Football Coach Posts Nude Photo of Himself Online, Quits.

A longtime high school football coach in South Paris, Maine resigned Monday, after accidentally posting a nude photo of himself on his Facebook wall, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High football coach Paul Withee was also …

eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom eBooks Are Beginning to Replace Textbooks in the Classroom
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Technology has forced changes in the role of textbooks in education, and e-books have been gaining popularity, along with standard textbook rental. Companies like Chegg rent both standard textbooks and e-textbooks, and Amazon’s Kindle Store claims students can save up …

iPad Vs. Textbooks: By The Numbers iPad Vs. Textbooks: By The Numbers
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The iPad is widely looked at as a revolutionary device. Even non-Apple fanboys have to acknowledge the tremendous success the device has had and the quick impact it has had on quite a few facets of society, including education. Take …

Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy

Craig Silverstein, the first employee Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired, has just now leaving the company to join Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a nonprofit education organization, which provides freely available online resources for teachers, students and …

Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads
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Sweden seems to have taken Nolan Bushnell’s words to heart. A school system in the country wants to modernize teaching with computer integration. A suburb of Stockholm, Sollentuna, is proposing that the public schools do away with textbooks by 2013. …

Principal Who Turned Blind Eye To Cinnamon Challenge Placed On Leave Principal Who Turned Blind Eye To Cinnamon Challenge Placed On Leave
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I wonder how much pain and embarrassment has been caused by the words “I bet you can’t do that?” I bet you can’t jump over that. I bet you can’t drink all that. I bet you can’t eat all of …