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These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

Apple has updated iTunes U with a bunch of new features, cranking the version number up to 2 and introducing improved discussion features and the ability to create and update courses directly from the iPad app, which previously has been mostly a user-facing client for consuming content. The update, live now in the App ...

Facebook (and Other Companies) are Now Hiring High School Interns

Facebook (and Other Companies) are Now Hiring High School Interns

Facebook rolled out the red carpet for Michael Sayman when the social network hired him for a job that started last month, including flying him out to meet Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. Sayman, 17, brought his mom along on the trip. The position Facebook recruited him for: summer intern. “When I got the e-mail ...

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

Before Fourth of July fireworks and cookouts commence, students of all ages should have a clear understanding of why we celebrate Independence Day. These mobile apps not only chronicle the events and sacrifices that preceded the birth of our nation, but also provide in-depth looks into U.S. History! American Revolution ...

Los Angeles Schools Now Offer Choice of Devices, Not Just iPad

Los Angeles Schools Now Offer Choice of Devices, Not Just iPad

Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come under final review by the Board of Education on Tuesday would authorize the ...

iTunes U Now Lets Teachers Create Content on iPad

iTunes U Now Lets Teachers Create Content on iPad

There’s surely little Apple loves more than seeing an iPad in the classroom. Being associated with education provides its own brand halo effect. Plus, the even bigger bonus is getting to expose young impressionable minds to your technology and platforms — when they are young and impressionable. As the Jesuits were fond ...

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the team also launched support for ...

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

When students delve into anatomical and molecular concepts in biology, they learn about complex processes that impact our everyday lives. Touchscreen devices bring more vitality to this process, as apps can help students better visualize and experiment with concepts first learned in the classroom. These five apps help ...

How to Make Sure Kids Only Use Their Phones for Work While at School

How to Make Sure Kids Only Use Their Phones for Work While at School

If you catch a kid using a cell phone in school, chances are they're not doing class-related research. But what if instead of having access to Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and the entirety of the Internet, kids could be restricted to a "school zone" mobile ecosystem while in class? Such a "mobile learning framework" is part of ...

Microsoft to Host Computer Science Opportunity Fair in NYC on May 30

Microsoft to Host Computer Science Opportunity Fair in NYC on May 30

With technology transforming the world we live in, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) is becoming a necessity. On Friday, May 30, more than 400 students from New York City high schools will attend the first annual Computer Science Opportunity Fair and hear from speakers to learn more about what a ...