Tagged with: Education

Pebble Donates 4,000 Smartwatches to Engineering Schools

Pebble Donates 4,000 Smartwatches to Engineering Schools

Pebble on Monday revealed a new project aimed at education in which it will donate over 4,000 smartwatches to higher ed schools including Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford, Virginia Tech and many more. The donation is worth over $600,000, according to Pebble’s own estimates, but it’s clearly designed to make sure Pebble ...

Dell Unveils Chromebook 11, Aimed Exclusively at Schools

Dell Unveils Chromebook 11, Aimed Exclusively at Schools

Dell said it would join a growing market of thin-and-light Chrome OS laptops with the new Chromebook 11, but the system will initially be available only to educational institutions. The company did not provide specifications for the laptop, but in an email said more Chromebooks will be announced for “budget-strapped” ...

Thinkful Teaches You How to Build an iOS App from Scratch

Thinkful Teaches You How to Build an iOS App from Scratch

In an age that’s enshrined in apps and online enterprise, learning to code is becoming more imperative than ever, so it’s just as well some companies are rising to the challenge by creating the tools to bring programming skills to more people. One of these companies is Thinkful, a startup that pairs students with ...

Amazon Adds More Parental Control Options on Kindle Fire FreeTime

Amazon Adds More Parental Control Options on Kindle Fire FreeTime

Amazon has added new education-focused features to the Kindle FreeTime options on Kindle Fire devices, which allow parents to make sure kids have met all their education goals before the tablet can be used for games or cartoons. The update, announced on Monday, also allows parents to manage the amount of time their kids ...

‘Hour of Code’ Will See 30,000 Schools Teach Programming This Week

‘Hour of Code’ Will See 30,000 Schools Teach Programming This Week

In three months, technology entrepreneur Hadi Partovi raised $10 million from the likes of Bill Gates, Google and Mark Zuckerberg for Code.org, a non-profit aimed at expanding computer science education in the United States. Now it’s time to start spending it. On Monday, Code.org will kick off its most high-profile event ...

5 Geography Apps to Help Middle and High Schoolers Travel the World

5 Geography Apps to Help Middle and High Schoolers Travel the World

Developing an interest in international affairs starts with knowing the names, capitals and history of foreign nations. These mobile apps allow students to virtually visit areas of the United States and other countries, while teaching important statistics and facts about them. Stack the Countries™ ($1.99) There are ...

ToyTalk’s ‘The Winston Show’ Adds Brand New Sketch, ‘In the Movies’

ToyTalk’s ‘The Winston Show’ Adds Brand New Sketch, ‘In the Movies’

ToyTalk on Thursday unveiled "In the Movies," a new sketch for its flagship iPad program, "The Winston Show." The newest addition features two brand new shorts: "Winston Sly, Private Eye" and "Squabble Amongst the Stars." "In the Movies" adds to ToyTalk's conversation-driven entertainment for families. The two new shorts ...

Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

Tablets out-shipped portable computers this year for the first time ever. There are more tablet models to choose from than ever before, which means there are tablets for everyone… including your kids! Two years ago, just 8 percent of kids had access to tablets; today, that number is 40 percent, and it's trending up. So ...

Microsoft Office is Now Free to Use at Over 35,000 Schools via ‘Student Advantage’

Microsoft Office is Now Free to Use at Over 35,000 Schools via ‘Student Advantage’

Microsoft on Monday flipped the switch on Student Advantage, a program, announced in October, that extends the availability of Office to students of educational institutions that pay for Office 365 for their staff and faculty. According to Microsoft, 35,000 educational institutions are eligible for Student Advantage, which ...

5 Apps to Help Students Brainstorm and Take Notes

5 Apps to Help Students Brainstorm and Take Notes

Before students can write an essay or study for that mid-semester exam, they should prepare using two timeless methods: brainstorming and taking notes. Below are five of the best apps, plucked from the Education and Productivity categories in iTunes, that can instill effective note-taking practices and help your child form ...