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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 at Online Degrees recently created an infographic that shows how 3D printing will have a profound impact on the future …

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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 just checked-in at supports Democrats, Independent, or Republican candidates with their campaign contributions. Or After Credits, an app that I …

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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 the Web series is making the jump from the Internet to the public access television. TED announced today that it’s …

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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, however, still some good in the world with Google making an effort to support classrooms. Google announced today that it’s …

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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 singer/songwriter Björk, called “6 talks that are music to my ears”. The topics range from burial suits to prisoners of …

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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 become so popular that despite being completely free to watch online, they’re being sold as bootleg DVDs in China: Emily …

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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 of an Android app, but it seems fairly likely that one will be released eventually, given the number of people …

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The Electoral College Explained (In TED Video)

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 by Christina Greer. “Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different …

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iPad Mini Event Will Focus On Education

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 an iPad. The company may be putting the focus back on education again according to a recent report. Bloomberg reports …

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College Students Can Now Get Office 365 At A Cheap Price

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 free, services to students. Microsoft is the latest company to adopt this student-friendly approach by making its Office 365 service …

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Minnesota Gets Tough on the Enemy That Is Free, Online Education

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 Minnesota has outlawed Coursera. Yes, the state of Minnesota has outlawed free, online education. As The Chronicle of Higher Education …

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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 that Whispercast is now available to businesses and schools that use Kindles for content distribution. Amazon describes the service as …

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