Tagged with: Education

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 ...

Microsoft Donates $1 Billion to Schools to Buy Windows Devices

Microsoft Donates $1 Billion to Schools to Buy Windows Devices

Microsoft is donating $1 billion to help school districts buy Windows devices for under $300. Monday's announcement is being made in tandem with President Obama's ConnectED initiative to foster greater use of technology in schools. "As much technology as we've brought into schools in the last 30 years, there hasn't been ...

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

Some of the most interesting educational apps ask students to explore and study the world outside the classroom. These five apps will inspire you to take an outdoor study break for further analysis. Leafsnap for iPad (Free) Leafsnap nurtures an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of one segment of our living ...

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two High School Students 3D-Printed an End to Watery Ketchup

Two students have used a 3D printer to put an end to one of mankind’s biggest frustrations – the puddle of insipid water that trickles out of ketchup bottles. The technical term for the process that leads to the separation of tomato paste and water is called syneresis, which can catch diners by surprise if they do not ...