Tagged with: Education

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 ...

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble quietly launched the beta version of a new digital textbook app earlier this month. It’s called Yuzu, and it is currently available for the iPad and for web browsers. Yuzu is a digital education platform that Barnes & Noble says is going to “make the everyday learning experience remarkably ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

How much time do your kids spend staring at screens? After spending seven months studying more than 1,300 fourth and fifth graders, a research team at Iowa State University found that children whose parents limit the amount of time they spend staring at electronic screens get more sleep, get better grades, have fewer ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

It’s never too soon for your child to play with a tablet, and if you think they’re ready for a tablet of their own, here are some of my favorites available today. LeapFrog’s LeapPad 2 costs less than a hundred bucks and works with all cartridge apps and games from the first LeapPad, giving you access to a massive ...

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

With kids in the US clocking in screen time like it's a full-time job -- they spend on average seven hours a day in front of some sort of screen -- researchers at Iowa State University decided to investigate what sort of effects, if any, parental monitoring of all that screen time might have. What they found may seem ...

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

United States citizens should see being in the know, in regards to current events, as an enjoyable responsibility. Teaching students is the best way to ensure future generations are excited about this obligation. These apps can keep students of all ages informed on current events. BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free, ...

Spotify Halves the Price of Premium Service for College Students

Spotify Halves the Price of Premium Service for College Students

Streaming music services are getting more popular. How much more popular would they be if they were cheaper? Spotify will start finding out on Tuesday. The subscription music company is cutting the price of its premium service in half, from $10 to $5 a month, for college students in the U.S. The offer is meant to cover just ...