Tagged with: Education

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 ...

Apple’s Education Discount Now Applies to the iPad

Apple’s Education Discount Now Applies to the iPad

The iPad is graduating; to Apple’s discount Education store, that is. The tablet now gets a price cut for qualifying education shoppers looking to buy either an iPad Air or iPad mini either in-store at its retail locations or online at Apple.com. The discounts aren’t massive, but they still get you $30 off the Air or ...

5 Mobile Apps Aimed to Aid Autistic Students and Their Parents

5 Mobile Apps Aimed to Aid Autistic Students and Their Parents

Those living with autism can benefit from supplemental help provided by mobile apps. The majority of apps below are on the pricier side, but the cost is negligible when compared to buying loads of other apps, books and computer programs that specialize in autism education. See.Touch.Learn Pro ($29.99 ...

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

These five awesome apps chart European History -- from the Roman Empire through World War II -- and are stacked with loads of helpful features. While students will most likely not grow up to be a stand-up philosopher or discover first hand that it’s “good to be king,” they can get closer to understanding the lineage ...

Hopscotch (iPad), Which Teaches Kids to Code, Raises $1.2 Million

Hopscotch (iPad), Which Teaches Kids to Code, Raises $1.2 Million

There are lots of systems clamouring to help educate the next generation of coders. One of them, New York-based startup Hopscotch, closed a $1.2 million seed funding round last August which it announced on Thursday, in conjunction with the release of v2.0 of its app. The seed funding came from Resolute Ventures, ...

Google’s ‘Classroom’ App Helps Teachers Create and Collect Assignments

Google’s ‘Classroom’ App Helps Teachers Create and Collect Assignments

Google on Tuesday launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite. In short, Classroom helps teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback to their students, and communicate with their classes. Google says Classroom, which is still in preview, is based on the principle ...

5 Ways Technology is Changing the Classroom

5 Ways Technology is Changing the Classroom

The modern classroom has opted for digital over print, virtual over reality and innovation over tradition. Twenty-first century technology has revolutionized our classrooms, giving educators more teaching tools and students more ways to engage in the learning process. How we teach and learn will never be the ...

Google Stops Scanning Student Emails for Ad Purposes

Google Stops Scanning Student Emails for Ad Purposes

Google said Wednesday that it stopped scanning student Gmail accounts for advertising purposes after the practice was scrutinized during a recent court case. Google Apps for Education, a free service used by more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators, offers Gmail email accounts, as well as calendars, cloud ...