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A Robot Will Be Sitting For China’s National College Entrance Exam

05/06/2016, If you thought that Google’s ability to predict your searches using its AI was creepy, over in China it looks like we could soon be taking one more step closer to making Terminator’s Skynet a reality. It seems that to put their artificial intelligence...

LEGO-Like Bricks Used To Teach Kids How To Use Braille

05/03/2016, What better way to ensure that your child has fun while learning than to create educational toys, right? Now for many of us, we never really had the need to learn braille, but unfortunately there are children who are born blind or who are visually...

LinkedIn Launches App Targeted At Students

04/17/2016, By now we’re sure many working professionals have at least heard of LinkedIn if they aren’t using it already. Compared to Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn is a social network that focuses more on connecting working professionals with other professionals,...

Comp Sci Now Required To Graduate High School In Chicago

02/25/2016, Schools have long recognized the importance of being able to use a computer, which is why back in the day, schools set up computer labs and some even taught students the basics of computer programming. However for the most part, it was optional as to...

Google To Shut Down Play For Education

02/16/2016, For those unfamiliar, back in 2013 Google launched Play for Education. Basically this could be thought of as a curated store in which educators could purchase educational materials like apps and books, and distribute them to students’ Android tablets....

President Obama Pledges $4bn Towards Computer Science In Schools

01/31/2016, There have been a ton of initiatives over the past few years which aims to make programming a skill that all kids should learn, or at the very least learn the basics and concepts behind it. US President Obama has been a huge proponent of such programs,...

Lynn University To Distribute iPad Pros To Faculty & Undergrads

01/21/2016, Could it be possible that one day iPads could replace laptops in the education sector? We’ve seen schools try to introduce iPads into the curriculum, and now Lynn University is stepping it up by offering iPad Pros to both its faculty and its undergrad...

HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition Is Yours For $200

01/20/2016, If you’re looking for a cheap and functional laptop to bring to school, you will be interested to learn that HP has recently announced the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition. As the name suggests, this is a Chromebook meaning that it runs on Chrome...

Microsoft Learning Tools For OneNote Helps Students With Dyslexia

01/20/2016, If you are someone who is suffering from dyslexia, or if you know someone who is, you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has recently launched a new tool called Learning Tools for their OneNote software. This is a toolbar add-on designed for...

Crytek Wants To Bring VR Dev Labs To Schools

01/19/2016, Right now it seems that there are a lot of emphases placed on teaching kids how to code. These are obviously skills that will be required in the future as more gadgets are becoming connected these days. However, it also seems that the folks at Crytek...

This Movement Sees Kids Teach Other Kids To Code

01/19/2016, They say that the best way to see how well you know something is by teaching it to others, which in turn will reveal how much you know or don’t know, thus sending you back to the drawing back if it is the latter. In fact this is the principle behind a...

High School In Norway Puts E-Sports In Its Timetable

01/12/2016, Back in the day, playing video games during school was considered a “reward” for those of us who finished our homework and who did not get in trouble at school. How times have changed, because according to a report, it seems that a high school in...

Multi-User Support For iPads Finally Arrives On iOS 9.3

01/11/2016, The idea that a smart device like a phone or tablet that supports more than one user isn’t that much of a stretch. In fact, in the past, we have seen companies like Apple patent similar ideas for iOS, and we have also heard similar rumblings that Apple...