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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

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 1550 on the SAT, which gives students a 65% likelihood of achieving a B- average during their first year at …

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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 announced today that the class is back for those who missed it the first time around. Those interested can now …

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Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control

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 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device comes with safety features and parental controls, obviously. Kids can browse the Internet, …

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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 can now familiarize themselves with college campuses around the world, including UCLA in the U.S., Pembroke College in the U.K., …

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Your Brain Benefits From Even A Little Music Education

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 years of their life and push them ever onward to perfection. As it turns out, just a few years of …

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Facebook Studio Edge Launched To Educate Agencies On Facebook Marketing

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 program back in June, but now it’s widely available. The program consists of 10-15 minute courses focused on specific topics, …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Is About To Be Available

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 recommended educational apps to download from Google Play. It comes at a retail value of $350 for $249.99. Some were …

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Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses

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 email list for free classes they don’t get much out of,” the company tells WebProNews. “That’s 12,000 students paying $25/month …

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Google Has A Class To Make You Less Stupid At Search

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 On Air). Those who pass the post-course assessment will get a printable Certificate of Completion, which the company will email …

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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 be spending that time playing video games? Well, what if the class was all about playing video games? It’s a …

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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 of how data will be used in the workplace. The last tech talk was held one month ago, when Stanford …

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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 technology. The South Korean Ministry is predicting that every household will have a robot by 2020. According to the U.S. …

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