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'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests

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When his dream of becoming a professional baseball player didn’t pan out, Seattle native Bryce Anderson decided to switch his career path to business. Bryce Anderson, 24 But year after year, spreadsheet after spreadsheet, the 24-year-old began to grow weary of his jobs in insurance and real estate. One day in...
'Change My School' raises money for schools with monthly video contests
These high-schoolers developed a community safety app for the Portland Police

For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

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I’m writing this post to procrastinate grading the last batch of final papers that are sifting into my inbox. After one year of being a proponent of social media in the classroom, I can tell you what worked and what didn’t in the classes I taught at Bridgewater State...
For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

Teaching Business, Technology and Maybe a Little Mideast Peace in the Process (Video)

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Teenagers Amin Manna and Yuval Yogev live just a few kilometers from one another and yet were a world apart. Or at least they were until they signed up for MEET (Middle East Education Through Technology), a program that teaches technology and business skills to Israeli and Palestinian youth. After...
Teaching Business, Technology and Maybe a Little Mideast Peace in the Process (Video)

QuickPoll: What's this year's must-have back-to-school gadget?

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Feel that chill? That's not the end of summer approaching; it's the beginning of another school year. With student budgets in mind, what's this year's must-have back-to-school gadget?...
QuickPoll: What's this year's must-have back-to-school gadget?

NYC Generation Tech: A new initiative to turn high schoolers into tech innovators

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Following New York’s plan to create several specialized tech high schools backed by Fred Wilson and Bloomberg, the city has just announced a program aimed at turning high school students into tech innovators. Yes, this may be the absolute best time and place to be a geek at 16. The...
NYC Generation Tech: A new initiative to turn high schoolers into tech innovators

News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

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News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. T to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12. The two companies said Monday they would offer a 4G mobile platform on tablets through a pilot program this coming school year. News Corp. also announced that its...
News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

Flocabulary – How a New Product Fueled a Comeback

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After narrowly skirting bankruptcy in the spring of 2007, Flocabulary, an education start-up, buckled down and created a more comprehensive line of products for the upcoming school year. That September, Flocabulary launched the Word Up! series, a new hip-hop-based study guide designed specifically as an aid for national standard...
Flocabulary – How a New Product Fueled a Comeback
Over a dozen Windows 8 tablets expected in November — including hybrids

Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch

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Kaplan Smart Track is available to all families served by CFY’s Take IT Home program during the 2009-2010 school year. More than 4,000 participating families in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. (Link: Kaplan...
Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch
Back to School: the best laptop for every budget

Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

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When we heard about a project that pairs Israeli and Palestinian teens to learn about tech and business, we were immediately intrigued. After learning more, we made MEET (Middle East Empowerment Through Technology) one of the original Global Voices at the D: Dive Into Mobile event scheduled for last fall....
Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

Illinois town buys 600 MacBook Airs for high school students

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The small suburban village of Barrington IL, just northwest of Chicago, has approved a plan to equip all of its high school students with MacBook Air models over the course of the next school year. After researching other options, a committee of teachers and administrators recommended the Air as the...
Illinois town buys 600 MacBook Airs for high school students

For Students, By Students: First Round Capital Announces Dorm Room Fund in Philly

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Last month we noted that the University of Pennsylvania is quickly becoming the Stanford of the East, thanks to a strong alumni network and exciting startups like WantWorthy, Invite Media, Warby Parker, Lore and Custora. Today UPenn–alongside Drexel and other Philly colleges–took another step towards claiming the title. First...
For Students, By Students: First Round Capital Announces Dorm Room Fund in Philly

Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus review

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The year was 1999. I was pondering all too carefully what kind of threads I'd be wearing come the new school year. But all I could really think about was exactly how much of my styling budget would be blown on some antediluvian piece of technology that -- in...
Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus review

Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign

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The AVC community hasn't done a DonorsChoose campaign since the Gotham Gal and I turned 50 and we raised something like $56k in the summer of 2011. I've been looking for a way to beat that and it has not been easy. That's a ton of money to raise in...
Announcing The "Good Things Come to Those Who Code" Campaign

Some schools in Australia now requiring iPads for students

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A church-based private school, along with several other private educational institutions in Sydney, Australia are now informing parents that most students will be required to own an iPad beginning in the next school year. The move to tablets has become compulsory at the schools because educators believe they are significantly...
Some schools in Australia now requiring iPads for students

Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

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Schools in the U.S. will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for......
Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

Codecademy expands to server side with new Python courses

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New York-based Codecademy is taking a walk over to the server side. The programming education startup, which last month announced a $10 million round of funding, today said that it is expanding to support server-side languages, the first of which will be Python. “It’s been a pretty serious engineering effort...
Codecademy expands to server side with new Python courses

With nearly 10M members, Edmodo goes back to school with new version

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As students across the country head back to school with new clothes and class supplies, social learning platform Edmodo is going back the classroom with an updated look of its own. On Wednesday, the San Mateo, Calif.–based company is releasing a new version of its platform that provides a cleaner,...
With nearly 10M members, Edmodo goes back to school with new version

Video: How kids are learning about cyberbullying

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A change to the Children's Internet Protection Act--otherwise known as CIPA--means that most US schools have to teach kids how to be safe online. We drop in on Aptos Middle School in San Francisco to watch as students get a lesson about cyberbullying. In this video, students learn about...
Video: How kids are learning about cyberbullying

Conquer the back to school blues with Google tools

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August is both an end to the lush freedom of summer and the beginning of another year of student life. As a rising senior at the University of Florida, this time is both exciting and anxiety-inducing. Even though I’m looking forward to many aspects of the school year, there are...
Conquer the back to school blues with Google tools
Poor Parents Grumble As Rich Chicago School Forces Kids To Buy iPads
Back to School: the best phone for every budget

ClassDojo Raises $1.2M, Announces Upcoming iPhone and iPad Apps

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ClassDojo launched last September as a way for teachers to take control of their classrooms. Their focus is on handling the behavioural management side through a series of points, so the teacher can focus on eduction. The site just launched out of beta today and as well as announcing upcoming...
ClassDojo Raises $1.2M, Announces Upcoming iPhone and iPad Apps

Education group: Schools need 100 Mbps per 1,000 broadband users

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Schools in the U.S. will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a new report by a trade group representing...
Education group: Schools need 100 Mbps per 1,000 broadband users

Students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week with iOS app

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Video games are making their way into Washington schools early next month and for all the right reasons. Using an iteration of a learning app called DragonBox, the Washington State Algebra Challenge is a one-of-a-kind campaign to get students across the state to solve 250,000 equations in just one week. Scheduled for...
Students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week with iOS app
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut

The watchful eye of a camera could soon protect our kids’ schoolbuses

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Have you ever cringed at the sight of a car dangerously passing a stopped school bus? If so, we have good news; to protect schoolchildren, a new system called Student Guardian will capture images and videos of potential offenders. Developed by the road safety company Redflex Traffic Systems, Student Guardian mostly...
The watchful eye of a camera could soon protect our kids’ schoolbuses

Microsoft Debuts Crowdfunding Program For Student Laptops, Offers Office 365 Free To First 10K Participants

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Microsoft is introducing a new pilot project today called “Chip In,” which sees the Windows-maker offering to help students crowdsource laptop purchases ahead of next school year. Students with a .edu email address can crowdfund laptop purchases of qualifying devices through the official Microsoft online store, and Microsoft will subsidize 10 percent...
Microsoft Debuts Crowdfunding Program For Student Laptops, Offers Office 365 Free To First 10K Participants
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