Instagram Testing College Community Feature

Instagram is a good place if you’re trying to follow your favorite celebrities. It can also be a good place to draw inspiration from if you’re looking for design ideas, photography, architecture, and so on. Now it looks like Instagram is testing out a way that will allow college students to find each other on social media.


School Software Supplier Develops Suicide Risk Detector

School computers tend to be loaded with a bunch of software designed to restrict student use so that the computers are only used for educational purposes, and also filters that prevent students from browsing things that they shouldn’t be browsing. GoGuardian is a company that develops and supplies schools with such software, and now they have a new tool.


Teens Are Also Worried About How Long They Spend On Their Devices

For the generation who grew up not surrounded by phones, tablets, and computers, we know what life was like without such devices, and we also found ways to enjoy our lives without the need to be connected all the time. This is versus the younger generation where more are getting raised with iPads placed in front of them.


Children Could Reportedly Be At Risk Of Being Influenced By Robots

Peer pressure is something that we all have to put up with throughout our lives, but it seems that in the future when robots become more prevalent in our homes and society, it appears that there could be a risk of what researchers are calling “robot influence”, and one that parents need to be concerned about.


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Japanese Students Use VR To Recreate Hiroshima Bombing

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for entertainment, but at the same time it can also be used for educational purposes. A good example would be over in Japan where high school students have produced a 5 minute VR experience that is meant to recreate the sights and sounds of what it was like when Hiroshima was bombed.


Google Glass Can Help Kids With Autism

In recent times we’ve started to realize how wearables have the potential to help with certain medical conditions. For example recently it was discovered that over in China, the use of virtual reality could potentially help gauge how well drug addicts are recovering in rehab. Now it looks like another wearable in the form of Google Glass can also help kids with autism.


Parents Are Now Hiring ‘Fortnite’ Tutors For Their Kids

While there are still some stereotypes of gamers that remain, long gone are the days where parents view video games as a waste of time, namely because there has been a shift in the industry and trends where being a professional gamer can be a lucrative gig. In fact not only is it a lucrative gig, but eSports are now starting to be recognized as an actual sport.


Kano’s Harry Potter Wand Will Teach You How To Code (And Be A Wizard)

For old school programmers, learning to code back in the day was a pretty dull affair where you had to learn what you needed to know from thick manuals. Things have definitely come a long way where companies are now coming up with ways to make programming fun and exciting to entice kids into picking up the skill.


School Teacher Uses Nintendo Labo In His Lessons

The Nintendo Labo might seem like a toy at first glance, but as is the case with most gadgets, how you use it is up to you. For example while the Labo has been used for gaming purposes, we’ve also seen it used for non-gaming purposes, and that’s exactly what Chris McGivern is doing.


Algeria Shuts Off Internet To Stop Students From Cheating

Students and cheating in exams is a “tradition” that will never truly be eliminated. In fact if anything, cheating has been taken to the next level thanks to the use of technology in which students are finding new ways to cheat in exams. However it seems that in a bid to cut down on cheating, Algeria has decided to turn off the internet.


Apple Teams Up With Sesame Workshop For Kids’ Shows

While there is clearly a market for video content aimed at teens or adults (Netflix and Hulu are great examples of capitalizing on that), there is also a huge market out there for shows designed to entertain kids. YouTube is aware of this to the extent of launching a version of YouTube dedicated to kids.


University Of Alabama Students Can Now Use Apple Watch As Student IDs

Considering that our lives are filled with all kinds of gadgets, it makes to streamline certain things. For example pilots are starting to make the shift from paper manuals to iPads, and we’re seeing the same in sports where coaches are using tablets for playbooks. Now it looks like similar conveniences are coming to students.


Google Search Now Offers More Details About Colleges In Results

Google Search over the years has started to make searching for information easier and more efficient. For example if you search for a word definition, it will display it directly in the results which saves users time from having to go to specific websites. This is the same for movie times and so on.


High School Student Phishes Teachers To Change Grades

There is no doubt that taking exams can be stressful, especially if you need a good grade whether it be to get into the school of your choice, or to prevent yourself from being kicked out, and so on. However what lengths would you go to get a good grade? In the case of a 16-year old high school student from Concord, California, phishing was the answer.