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Wisconsin School Buys iPads With Microsoft’s Money Wisconsin School Buys iPads With Microsoft’s Money

Two weeks ago Apple announced its new textbook initiative. Thanks to an update to the iBooks software for iPad, and agreements with the three largest textbook publishers, the company would start bringing interactive electronic textbooks to students everywhere. Schools in …

Google’s Chromebooks For Education A Success So Far Google’s Chromebooks For Education A Success So Far

This may finally be the year when classroom’s get a major technology upgrade. Apple’s already had success with their iPad-optimized textbooks and now Google’s announced their huge success with providing Chromebooks in order to bring classrooms into the 21st Century. …

DLD 2012: Atari Founder Details New Education Initiative DLD 2012: Atari Founder Details New Education Initiative
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Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, has a new pet project that aims straight for the classroom. At the Digital Life Design conference yesterday, Bushnell outlined his plans for Speed to Learn according to the DLD tumblr. …

iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20% iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20%

Apple may have re-invented the wheel this time, insofar you can consider the wheel as an algebra textbook. Over the past year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of textbooks that you and me and everyone else we know have used since …

Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software? Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software?

All anyone knows for certain about the Apple event that starts in just a few minutes is that it is related to education. The rumor mill is generally agreed, though, that the announcement will involve textbooks and iBooks in some …

SAP To Acquire datango To Expand Education Offerings SAP To Acquire datango To Expand Education Offerings

SAP announced today its intent to acquire datango AG, which provides workforce performance support software. SAP intends to acquire both the software and the company’s assets. SAP aims to use the acquisition to bolster its education-related offerings. “The workforce performance …

CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth CES 2012: Education, Innovation Key To Growth
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In the midst of the technology gauntlet that is CES, some people still took time out to talk about education and innovation as it relates to the tech industry. A panel of CEOs from Xerox, Ford and Verizon spoke on …

Kanye West Ends Twitter Drought With Rant On Design, Education, And Steve Jobs Kanye West Ends Twitter Drought With Rant On Design, Education, And Steve Jobs

When I first joined Twitter, one of the first people that I followed was humble rapper Kanye West. I’d been told of his amazing Twitter presence by a trustworthy friend, and so I decided to give him a slot in …

So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students) So.cl Launched By Microsoft (And It’s Aimed At Students)
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The tech industry has been waiting for Microsoft’s So.cl to launch, after being various nuggets were leaked over the past several months. Much speculation has been going around about it (including from us). Previously leaked screenshots made it seem like …

YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0 YouTube For Schools Brings You Classroom 2.0

In an effort to make sure that your children never have to use chalk erasers and a blackboard to practice their addition problems or, really, for anything ever again, YouTube has kicked off a new service for specifically available to …

Google Gives Back. A Lot. Google Gives Back. A Lot.

Google took a moment today to update everybody with the fact that they are awesome. And by awesome, I mean they’re big-time philanthropy heroes that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education in the developing world; empowerment …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage

Today’s infographic round-up explores Black Friday spending, Cyber Monday, and “why America is failing to produce enough STEM graduates”. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Black Friday spending: Cyber Monday: © 2011 YouNeverLose.com The Math-Science shortage: Created by: Online Engineering …

Workplace Social Media, Renewable Energy & SAT Scores Workplace Social Media, Renewable Energy & SAT Scores

Today’s infographic round-up looks at social networking at work, renewable energy consumption in the U.S., and what’s behind sinking SAT scores. View more infographic round-ups here. Social networking at work: Jobs Renewable engergy consumption in the U.S.: Source:LiveScience Sinking SAT …

Teaching The English Language With Rage (Comics) Teaching The English Language With Rage (Comics)

Spawned from the depths of 4chan, perfected on the pages of reddit, and now coming to a classroom near you? If you’re unfamiliar with rage comics, think of them as cartoons using an ever-growing set of internet memes. Various faces …

Skype & Facebook’s Impact on the College Experience Skype & Facebook’s Impact on the College Experience

In today’s infographic round-up, we look at one about Facebook’s impact on the college experience, and one shared by Skype and Microsoft as the the latter’s acquisition of the former has been completed. View more daily infographic round-ups here. OnlinePHD.org …

Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook? Should Teachers And Students Be Friends on Facebook?
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My 20-something-year-old friend is a high school history teacher. That means that he is not that far removed from high school himself – and definitely not that much older than the students in his classes. It also means that some …

iPads to Kindergartners iPads to Kindergartners

When I was in Kindergarten, all I had were puzzles and watercolors. Kindergartners in Auburn, Maine will have access to thousands of apps in the App Store. Auburn Maine, a town of 24,000 is set to provide all of its …

Skype Launches Platform To Connect Teachers
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Skype has launched a free online platform aimed at connecting teachers with other educators and classrooms around the globe. The new platform called “Skype in the classroom,” is designed to help teachers find each other and related projects according to …

iPad 2 Coming to University of Kentucky School

About a month ago, we ran a couple stories about the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, launching an initiative to put iPads in the hands of students and faculty, …

Gates Foundation Invests In Facebook App For Education
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today it has invested $2 million in education technology company Inigral, to help fund its Schools App on Facebook.

The Schools App uses Facebook to create a virtual community for colleges students during the admissions and orientation process and through their first year. The Schools App aims to increase involvement and engagement among college students to increase the likelihood of graduation.

The iPad Apps That Diplomats Will Use

Earlier, we ran a story about the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, launching an initiative to put iPads in the hands of students and faculty, with support for an 18-month trial from Apple. The idea is that future diplomats be well versed in current technology.