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UC Berkeley’s ‘Intro to Computer Science’ Course Has More Women Than Men for the First Time

UC Berkeley’s ‘Intro to Computer Science’ Course Has More Women Than Men for the First Time

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world. To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National Science Foundation, just ...

Oyster Teams Up With Disney, Launches Standalone Kids’ Section

Oyster Teams Up With Disney, Launches Standalone Kids’ Section

Oyster, the New York–based startup that aims to be the Netflix for ebooks, has added about 100 titles from Disney Publishing to its service and is rolling out a new children’s vertical Wednesday. Oyster, which launched last September, charges $9.95 per month for unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 in-copyright ...

The Best Study, Organization and Writing Apps for Students

The Best Study, Organization and Writing Apps for Students

Study hall should be a time for further processing as well as the comprehension of new information learned during the day. Unless a school bans smartphone or tablet usage, these apps are amazing tools for studying, organizing and writing. StudyBlue Flashcards (Free, Android Handheld, Android Tablet) StudyBlue Flashcards ...

Kentucky Bill Lets Students Sub Computer Programming for Foreign Language

Kentucky Bill Lets Students Sub Computer Programming for Foreign Language

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would count computer programming classes toward fulfilling foreign-language requirements in public schools. The goal is to enhance programming skills, enabling more Kentucky students to land high-paying jobs in the growing computer industry, said Sen. David Givens, the bill’s ...

The Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Students

The Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Students

The leap in reading comprehension difficulty from Elementary to Middle School can be daunting for some students. These five mobile apps, curated for use by Middle and High School students, assist in refining reading skills. From the transition of learning how to read to being critical thinkers to spelling new vocabulary ...

Epic, the ‘Netflix of Kids Books,’ Launches on iPad for $10/Month

Epic, the ‘Netflix of Kids Books,’ Launches on iPad for $10/Month

The Netflix monthly subscription model is a hit for movies and TV, and is spreading to music with paid versions of services like Pandora and Spotify. In 2014, it looks like the model could finally catch on for e-books. On Tuesday, a company called Epic launched a service that offers children a monthly library of over 2,000 ...

The 5 Best Astronomy Apps to Help Kids Reach for the Stars

The 5 Best Astronomy Apps to Help Kids Reach for the Stars

Middle and High School astronomy courses rely on visualization, particularly when it comes to seeing the “images” in constellations and orbital trajectories. This five app bunch is perfect for students who want to more clearly see the planets and stars, as well as learn the history, present and future of space ...

5 Great Apps to Groom the Next Spelling Bee Champion

5 Great Apps to Groom the Next Spelling Bee Champion

With the Scripps National Spelling Bee quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate the next batch of competitors than with mobile applications and games that can prepare Elementary to Middle School students for spelling quizzes and tests? No matter the method of delivery, these apps vetted by educational experts can ...

5 Great Presentation Apps for Students

5 Great Presentation Apps for Students

One of the keys to a successful presentation is communicating ideas and information in a steady manner. These five mobile apps help students with organization, brainstorming and the delivery of speech or project presentation. Explain Everything™ (iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet) Explain Everything teaches students to ...

Tales of a 4th Grade Photographer: 5 Great iPad Photo Apps for Kids

Tales of a 4th Grade Photographer: 5 Great iPad Photo Apps for Kids

An introduction to photography via mobile devices, as they all come equipped with built-in cameras, is one of the most accessible forms of creative expression. Here are five apps that are suited to Elementary school students and younger. Crayola Lights, Camera, Color! (Free) Crayola Lights, Camera, Color offers kids an ...