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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...

School Teacher Suspended For Signal Jamming Students Cellphones

06/03/2015, As more kids these days start getting their own smartphones, safe to say that being distracted in class has been taken to whole new levels. The more traditional ways of curbing this behavior would be to confiscate the device and return it to the students...

Amazon Kindle For Kids Bundle Launched

06/01/2015, In the time before tablets, smartphones, computers, and cable television, kids would play with actual physical toys and read physical books. However given that books can now be easily read on tablets and e-readers, we suppose it makes sense for companies...

Kinect Educational Games Found To Be More Effective

05/25/2015, As we all know, the Microsoft Kinect technology can be used for gaming, even educational gaming, but is there really a huge difference between gaming on the Kinect and gaming on your mobile? Apart from the fact that both are different platforms, a recent...

Teen Launches DDoS Attack On His School District’s Network

05/20/2015, We’ve seen teens lash out in all sorts of ways, but with technology being so prevalent in our lives and with us depending so much on it, it seems that one way teens might have found a new way to disrupt our lives. According to a report from KTVB News,...

Banning Mobile Phones Sees Improvement In Exam Results

05/18/2015, Back in the day before mobile phones were commonly used by teens in schools, we suppose there were less distractions in class, but now that smartphones and tablets have become so ubiquitous, teachers will now have to deal with smartphones and tablets in...

Fruit Ninja Now Wants To Teach Kids Math

05/08/2015, By now we’re sure pretty much most mobile users are familiar with Fruit Ninja. For those who aren’t, the title is a rather iconic one as it was one of the games released early into the iPhone’s launch that truly showed how gaming on touchscreen...

Singapore’s Prime Minister Shares Code For His Sudoku Solver

05/05/2015, Prime Ministers while having huge responsibilities and roles to play are only human too, which also means that apart from running the country, they are just like us and have a myriad of hobbies. Recently we reported that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee...

Startup Provides Free Lodging To Women Studying Computer Science

04/30/2015, As if the cost of studying wasn’t high enough, there are other expenses that one has to pay such as food, bills, books, entertainment, and let’s not forget rent. Sometimes rent can be the second biggest expense which is why in a bid to encourage more...

Singapore’s Prime Minister Actually Coded A C++ Sudoku-Solver

04/23/2015, Leaders of countries have plenty on their plate to deal, such as dealing with the country’s economy, diplomatic relations, working out trade agreements, tending to matters at home such as reducing the rate of unemployment, and so on, so to find out that...

Video Games Might Actually Be Viewed Positively By The US Government

04/21/2015, While there are some reports here and there about the benefits of playing video games, there are just as many, if not more reports of how video games are bad and how it contributes to violence and negative outcomes, but what is the US government’s view...

LA School District Seeking Refund For Cancelled iPad Curriculum

04/16/2015, The LA School District embarked on a rather sizable mission back in 2013 when it gave out iPads to its students, however the program was marred with controversy and the school district officially put an end to it back in December of 2014. Now it seems...