All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Education’

Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve?

While researchers scramble to determine whether it is good or bad idea to allow children to use iPad’s or similar touchscreen devices for extended periods of time, many children already have access to the devices and can navigate them quite well. Some researchers have an inclination to generalize what they know about television watching and apply it to our touchscreen …

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Doodle 4 Google Winning Doodle Hits Google’s Homepage

Google 4 Doodle, Google’s doodle contest aimed at students grades K-12, has received a winner: 2nd grader Dylan Hoffman from Racine, Wisconsin. The doodle, entitled, “Pirate Times,” was Hoffman’s response to Google’s concept of: “If I could travel in time I’d visit…”. Hoffman gets a $30,000 college scholarship and a Chromebook. His school gets a $50,000 technology grant. His doodle, …

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Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google services and products, of course) can make in students’ lives. The first video tells the story of a North Carolina …

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Google Announces Anita Borg Scholarship Winners

In light of the growing movement to increase the number of women involved in engineering and computer science, Google announced today the recipients of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. 70 young women attending college in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the MIddle East or Africa have been awarded the scholarship. The scholarship’s bounty is $3,500 and since college isn’t …

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Teachers & Students on Social Media: NYC (Sorta) Says No

Long is the troubled history of teachers and students communicating via social networking sites. The thing is, you never hear about teacher-student communication on Facebook or Twitter until it causes some kind of trouble and then we’re all left to assume that, because it’s rare to hear something innocuous like how a student Liked a teacher’s post about what they …

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Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes – Should That Matter?

Wikipedia have released the results of their second editor survey and, much like the original one from April 2011, the vast majority of Wikipedia editors are still men. After concluding data collection in December 2011 from over 6,500 respondents, the site found that a towering 90% of editors on the open-source encyclopedia site are men, with a small slice, 9%, …

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TED-Ed Gets Its Own Site With Fun New Educator Tools

TED, the organization dedicated to making the world smarter in all the coolest ways, announced today the launch of a new website fitted for its education services, TED-Ed. The new site consists of select content that represents the best collaborations between talented educators and animators as well as an inventory of tools to help educators engage students with the videos. …

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Google Geo Teachers Institute Announced for Dublin, London

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 held at each city’s respective Google office. The Google Geo Teachers Institute is a professional development program conceptualized to assist …

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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 against a deadline: it does a number on your productivity. A new study published on Psychology Today took a look …

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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 new data from the Computer Research Association has shown that enrollment in computer science majors has been up roughly 10% …

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Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars

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 signed the initial announcement post for Project Glass on Google+. It just so happens that he is also involved with …

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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 through 12th grade educational institutions yesterday, in hopes of making shopping a little easier. Consumers are greeted with a message …

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