Hour of Code
In an effort to attract more — and more diverse — programmers, the CEOs of two dozen big tech companies, including Microsoft , Google and Salesforce.com, will launch a campaign Wednesday with non-profit Code.org to introduce computer science to 100 million students world-wide. The companies agreed to promote Hour of Code, a campaign that encourages Continue Reading →
Tiggly Counts
Tablets (and technology in general) have changed the way we do just about everything. From business to play, tablets have replaced countless devices we’ve used in the past. Tablets have also completely revolutionized education. Kids today know how to use tablets before they can tie their shoes or count to ten. NYC-based Tiggly is looking Continue Reading →
LA USD
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation’s second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes days after disclosures that the superintendent and his top deputy had especially close ties to executives Continue Reading →
Wolfie
Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and more, Wolfie aims to improve music reading proficiency while encouraging Continue Reading →
Xfinity
Comcast on Thursday formally announced a new service that will let college students at seven universities stream live TV and video on-demand programming across their personal laptops, smartphones, and tablets while connected to campus Wi-Fi. Dubbed Xfinity On Campus, the service is included as part of each student’s room and board fees — which means Continue Reading →