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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...

School Sued By Parents Claiming WiFi Made Their Son Sick

08/26/2015, Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is acknowledged by the World Health Organization, but amongst the medical community, not so much. Maybe it’s a psychological issue, maybe it’s real, we suppose that’s a debate for another date, but in...

BBC Gives Pocket-Sized Computers To Every Year 7 Child In The UK

07/07/2015, When it comes to pocketable and programmable computers, you might think of the Raspberry Pi. This device has been used in all sorts of contraptions, but for the most part it seems to be largely targeted at grownups who might have an interest and...

Student Claims Playing Pokemon Helped Him Get Into University

07/02/2015, For those who don’t play video games, it’s easy to dismiss them at first glance as being mindless, violent, inane, or childish, but there’s a lot more going on to it than what you see on the screen, so much so that one graduate student over in Japan...

Microsoft Launches Site To Help Teachers Master Minecraft

06/30/2015, While Minecraft was probably created a simple open world game that let gamers build their own worlds and constructs, it eventually evolved and over time, it has become more than just a game. In fact educators have found that the game is pretty useful in...

Minecraft Will Be Used To Teach Kids To Code

06/24/2015, While Minecraft is largely viewed as a game, there seems to be something about it that has some kind of educational value attached to it. Previously we have heard how the game could be used to teach children about science and technology, and now a tech...

California High School Instants Gunfire Pinpoint Security System

06/21/2015, Earlier this year we reported that a new security system was developed that could accurately pinpoint where a gun has been fired thanks to the sound of gunshots and muzzle flashes. Well it looks like over in California, a high school will be the first in...

New York School District Will Use The iPad For 75% Of Its Curriculum

06/21/2015, Could iPads be the future of how education is delivered and consumed by students and how teachers conduct their classes? While the LA School District might not have had much luck with their iPad initiative, it seems that over in New York the Mineola Union...

A 1980’s Computer Controls This School District’s Heating System

06/14/2015, Have you ever wondered what kind of system helps to regulate the temperature in your school? Do you imagine that it will be some kind of hi-tech fancy supercomputer? Perhaps that might be true for some school districts, but over at Grand Rapids, it seems...