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LA School District To Expand iPad Buying Program

01/15/2014, Back in 2013, the LA school district thought it would be a good idea to start distributing iPads to its students and teachers, but unfortunately the restrictions placed around it were circumvented by students, ultimately leading the school district to...

New HP Classmate Notebook PC

12/10/2013, HP has just announced that it will introduce a new Classmate PC Notebook, which is an “affordable” laptop for schools with a worldwide target audience in mind.  Of course, this computer has low-end specifications to make it affordable enough, but one...

Quark A Kickstarter Project That Help Kids Learn Via Fun

12/10/2013, Quark gameplay – alpha from Serge Soudoplatoff on Vimeo. Learning need not be a chore as we know it, and sometimes, the lessons that are best absorbed happen to be the ones learned outside of a classroom, via play. After all, have you ever observed...

PingPong: Simple, Interactive, Free Q&A App For Teachers

12/01/2013, I’ve recently met with the creators of PingPong, an app that is aimed at providing a higher level of interaction between teachers and students. It works by simply letting teachers create questions either on the spot (during class), or as a series or...

The Play-i Robots Aims To Teach Children How To Program

11/12/2013, While software development has been around for a while now, it usually felt like a pretty specialized field as opposed to a topic that educational institutions felt should be taught to everyone. However times have changed and with technology becoming more...

Hopscotch iPad App Aims To Teach Children Programming

04/17/2013, Hopscotch is an app designed for the iPad that has been released in beta and is free for download. It has been created with the purpose of teaching kids from 8-12 the joys of rudimentary coding where they try to make programming concepts as visual, bright...

Online Classroom CreativeLIVE gets $8M funding

03/11/2013, Massive online open course platforms (a.k.a “MOOCs”) is an emerging model of online learning which offer alternatives to expensive degrees. One of such startup is CreativeLIVE, a platform that brings live, online classrooms on creative and...

The Boy Scouts Of America Introduces The Game Design Merit Badge

03/11/2013, There have been questions raised recently and in the past if computer programming should be a mandatory subject in schools. With smartphones and tablets becoming commonplace, new job opportunities as developers for mobile applications have arisen, to the...

Apple Introduces $1,099 21.5″ iMac For Educational Institutions

03/05/2013, Since Apple computers tend to lean more towards the expensive side, it is understandable that most schools might prefer to go with a PC instead. However it looks like Apple is still interested in appealing to educational institutions and has since quietly...