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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. 

University of Kentucky School Trains Future Diplomats with iPads

The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky (UK) here in Lexington, has taken up an initiative to provide students with iPads for the duration of their degree cycle.

Google Gives $4 Million Grant To Environmental Group

Environmental education group, NatureBridge, said today it has received a $4 million grant from the Google Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

Over a three-year period, the grant will help NatureBridge serve more students and teachers with environmental education programs in more national parks and in the communities where they live.

Google Launches Site Aimed At Helping People Learn About Tech

Google has introduced a new website called TeachParentsTech.org aimed at helping people teach others about computer basics.

 

 

Make Yahoo Your Homepage To Help Schools

Yahoo has launched Yahoo Homepages for Homerooms, a program aimed at helping teachers and classrooms get funding for projects.

 

Gates Foundation Puts $20 Million Into Education Technology
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said today it is putting $20 million into funding an online education and technology initiative to increase college graduation rates in the U.S.

Facebook in the Car, Turning an iPod into an iPhone

CrunchGear has an unconfirmed report that OnStar will begin including the ability to update your Facebook status. This would make sense, considering the recent launch of Facebook Places, which allows you to check in.

iTunes U Downloads Surpass 300 Million

Apple has announced that it has surpassed 300 million iTunes U downloads in three years. iTunes U is an area of the iTunes store dedicated to educational content.

iTunes U includes content from Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne and Université de Montréal. Users can experience university courses, lab demos, sports highlights, campus tours, and special lectures from participating universities.

Barnes & Noble Launches “NookStudy” for Students

As you may know, the digital book war between Amazon and Barnes & Noble has been heating up. Last week, Barnes & Noble announced an important move it is making, adding Nook boutiques to its brick and mortar stores across the country.