Articles about Education (page 2)

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.

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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.

BBC Teams Up With Tech Giants To Fight Fake News Before It Spreads
While fake news and misinformation isn’t new, in this day and age of social media, it can spread a lot faster than back in the day. This has created a problem and it looks like the BBC will be working with several tech giants to help fight this problem before it spreads too far and impacts too many people.

Apple Watch Could Get A New ‘Schooltime Mode’
Just like the iPhone, the Apple Watch also comes with a “Do Not Disturb” mode that blocks notifications on the smartwatch in case you’d rather not have it buzzing on your wrist all day. However, according to a new report from MacRumors, it seems that the Apple Watch could be getting a new type of “DND” feature called “Schooltime Mode”.

Google’s ‘Assignments’ Will Help Students Check For Plagiarism
One of the biggest sins that anyone can commit in the academic world is to plagiarize. This can come in many forms, such as copying text directly, or not citing a source properly. Students have been known to fail certain courses/classes due to plagiarism, which is a waste of everyone’s time and money.

Duolingo And Twitch Team Up To Let Streamers Teach Viewers A New Language
Twitch is primarily viewed as a streaming platform where people can livestream their gaming sessions. However, we have seen how it can also be used for other things that are not necessarily gaming related. If you are interested in learning a new language, then perhaps Twitch could be a new place to check out.

This Browser Game Will Teach People How To Spot Fake News
With how much a lot of us rely on the internet these days for our news consumption, it has created a problem and that is fake news. This is because just about anyone can create an online account and publish their thoughts, and if not properly researched, people can easily buy into that information.

Google’s New Curriculum Wants To Teach Kids How To Spot Fake News
The internet is a great place for information, but we’re sure that back in the day, we never really thought that the internet could be abused to help spread fake news or misinformation. Unfortunately, that is a reality that we are dealing with today, and it also seems like being able to detect it is harder than ever.