Articles about Education

Schools In New York Are Banning Zoom Over Security Concerns
Zoom has been discovered to contain quite a bit of vulnerabilities regarding its security and privacy. More recently, it seems that the app has been found to be routing some of its calls made in North America through China, which has raised some concerns regarding the privacy of the app.

Students In Japan Hold Graduation Ceremony In Minecraft
With social distancing measures being put into place, it means that more people are being sent home to work or to study. It also means that large gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, such as school graduation ceremonies. Graduations are a huge part of a student’s life, which is why over in Japan, students have come up with an interesting way around the issue.

Reporters Without Borders Has Launched A Virtual Library In Minecraft
In the past, we have seen how Minecraft can be used for all kinds of purposes, such as being used as an educational tool to teach children about technology, to being a hobbyist game where we’ve seen how some players have used Minecraft and its building tools to construct entire worlds.

iPad Stock In China is Running Low As More People Are Staying At Home
As the coronavirus has forced people to stay home to work or either study, in a bid to help prevent the spread of the virus, it seems that some companies are actually standing to gain from this pandemic. Apple is one of those companies where according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, the iPad is running out of stock in China.

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This 3D Printer Lets Preschoolers 3D Print Their Own Toys
If 3D printing has always come across as being more of an “adult” hobby, think again because the folks at 3Doodler have recently announced the launch of a new 3D printer that is being aimed at preschoolers. This will allow kids to 3D print their own little toys in a fun and safer way, while encouraging the development of motor skills.

Teacher Conducts Class Through Video Chat While Under Coronavirus Quarantine
As many are undoubtedly aware by now, the coronavirus is currently making its rounds and has affected many all over the world. As the virus is said to take about 14-days to incubate, those who have recently returned from China are putting themselves under quarantine so as to prevent the virus from spreading.

University Comes Under Fire For Using An App To Track Student Attendance
At the start of a class, roll calls are usually taken to track who is in attendance at the class. This is important as a student that frequently skips classes might be required to drop the class, or could be a cause for concern for teachers. This is typically done manually where teachers mark down attendance on a sheet of paper.

Students Are Swapping AirPods So That They Can Talk To Each Other In Class
Students these days are becoming smarter about communicating with each other in class. Back in the day, we would pass handwritten notes to each other discreetly, but thanks to technology, students have come up with impressive new ways to go about it. Take for example a recent video that was shared on Twitter.

Acer’s New Chromebook Has Been Designed To Be Extra Durable
Devices that are meant to be used throughout the day and used by multiple users should be designed to be durable, and that’s exactly what Acer has done with the company’s latest Chromebook 712 which they have designed for the educational environment in mind.

Microsoft Math Is An AI App That Can Solve Complex Math Problems
Calculator apps are a dime a dozen but for the most part, you need to know how to solve the problem first. However, what if you don’t know how to solve a math problem? It seems that Microsoft is here to help as the company has since launched a new app called the Microsoft Math Solver.

Google Search Will Now Teach You How To Pronounce New Words
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce a word? On Google Search, users can already search for the definition of words which also comes with an audio feature that will pronounce the word for you. However, how do you know that if you’re saying it right? In an update to Google Search, Google will help you learn the pronunciation of words you don’t know.

Sony’s New Coding And Robotics Kit Will Help Kids Learn About Technology
There is little doubt that in the future, more jobs will be rooted in technology than ever. This means that just like topics like maths and science, kids these days should also start learning about technology at a young age. This sentiment has been shared by many around the world, some of whom feel that such topics should be mandatory in schools.

School In India Comes Up With A Low-Tech Way Of Preventing Students From Cheating
Back in the day, cheating in school was decidedly low-tech, where students would attempt to smuggle answers into exams by writing on their arms, hiding it in their pens, keeping it in their socks, and so on. However, these days, cheating is getting more sophisticated and schools are trying to find ways around it.

Bandai Programmable Gundam Robot For STEM Education
Computer programming can be tremendously fun for some people, or boring and impenetrable for others. The important part is to have a chance to be exposed to it so that each person can find out for themselves.