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Kyoto University To Ban All Watches For Its Entrance Exams

12/14/2015, Back in the day with the invention of the calculator watch, schools were quick to realize that it could be used for cheating, at least during exams where no calculators were allowed. Fast forward to today, those calculator watches are considered ancient...

Google Uses Pixar’s Inside Out To Teach Children Programming

12/09/2015, Say maybe 20 years ago, the idea of programming seemed to be an activity that should be left largely to the guys, and that even when growing up, children weren’t really encouraged to pick up computer programming skills. However fast forward to today, it...

Google’s Chromebooks Make Up Half Of US Classroom Devices

12/03/2015, While Microsoft’s Windows platform might easily be the most used operating system for computers around the world, it looks like over in the US and as far as the education sector is concerned, Google could be giving Microsoft a run for their money....

The Volta Flyer Puts Our Childhood Paper Planes To Shame

11/17/2015, Admit it, at some point in time when we were children, we’ve all built planes out of paper. Some of us might be terrible at it, while some of us have successfully created paper planes that can traverse great distances. However fast forward to today, it...

Microsoft CEO Thinks Minecraft Can Help Get Girls Into Comp Science

11/17/2015, Recent developments in society and the tech industry have started to see a concern over the lack of diversity at the workplace, namely how there seem to be more men than women in the field. However there have been efforts made to change that, such as...

Google To Bring VR Kits To Schools In 15 More Cities

11/09/2015, Virtual reality is technology for everyone, which is why Google has recently announced that they would be expanding their Expeditions Pioneer Program. For those unfamiliar, basically this is an initiative by Google in which it will see the company...

Oracle To Build Their Own High School To Educate Students On Tech

10/28/2015, Educating kids about technology beyond merely how to use a computer is important these days. We have seen an increase in programs that advocate teaching programming to kids at a young age, along with apps designed to help get kids started on problem...

Vending Machine In France Dispenses Short Stories

10/25/2015, With our phones, tablets, computers, and even smartwatches being connected to the internet all the time, taking a break from the virtual world to just sit back and enjoy a book is becoming harder, not to mention rarer these days. However over in the city...

Chicago Mayor Thinks All High School Grads Should Know How To Code

10/11/2015, Should everyone young person learn how to code? As technology becomes more integrated in our lives and with more jobs and industries relying on technology more than ever, the answer might be a “yes” for some. Over in Chicago, the city’s mayor Rahm...

Computer Science Now The Most Popular Major For Women At Stanford

10/09/2015, It has long been a stereotype that computer science is only for the boys. This is further enforced by the fact that there typically tends to be more males registered for such classes compared to women. However with all the advancements that we’ve made...

Psychologist: Giving Kids iPads Is A Bad Idea

09/23/2015, It seems to be pretty common practice these days that when looking after kids or even babies, plunking down an iPad in front of them, popping on a cartoon, and you’re good to go as far as keeping them distracted or entertained is concerned. Now while it...

Microsoft Invest $75m In Computer Science Education For Kids

09/18/2015, It used to be back in the day, maybe 20-25 years ago that learning about computers and doing stuff on the computer was deemed to be nerdy and wasn’t really viewed as a vital skill we needed to know. Fast forward to today, everything is about technology,...

Facebook Giving Away Educational Software To Schools

09/03/2015, We all know Facebook has primarily being a social network. However it seems that the company has other interests as well, and recently it was discovered that together with Summit Public Schools, Facebook has developed an educational software called the...