Tag: Education

Want Better Grades? Recreational Sports Helps Boost Student Academic Success

A new study suggests that taking part in sports activities can help improve students' grades in college. Those who played sports had a grade point average of 3.25, while those who did not only had a 3.07 GPA.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2019

Genetic Study Involving 1.1 Million Participants Finds Genes Play Role In Educational Attainment

A large genetic study has identified 1,271 gene variants linked to a person's educational attainment. Researchers also developed a scoring system that can give a rough prediction of how educated a person is based on his or her DNA.

Feature | Science July 24, 2018

Google Classroom Update Adds New Features, Makes It Harder To Cheat On Quizzes

Google announced exciting changes coming to Classroom, as an upcoming update will add several new features. Among the highlights, teachers will be able to create Google Form Quizzes and block students' access to other things.

Google June 26, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Social And Educational Video Startup Flipgrid

Microsoft just announced that it acquired startup company Flipgrid. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company specializes in incorporating video elements in various classrooms around the world so that it could help educators build their students’ love for learning.

Microsoft June 19, 2018

The More Time You Spend Studying, The More Nearsighted You Become

A new research has provided a strong evidence for the causal link between education and nearsightedness. The research involved more than 67,000 people from the United Kingdom who were between the ages of 40 and 69 years old.

Public Health June 7, 2018

How Teachers Are Using Emojis To Help Students Learn About Shakespeare

Some educators are incorporating emojis into lesson plans to teach students about Shakespeare. Other educators oppose the concept, saying that it will cause students to fall behind.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 18, 2018

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is The First Tablet Powered By Chrome OS

Ahead of Apple's pending announcement of its new affordable iPad, Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10. It is the first tablet that runs on Google's Chrome OS marketed for the education sector.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 27, 2018

Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 S Officially Debuts: Specs, Features, Pricing, And Availability [Video]

Microsoft officially unveiled the education-focused Surface Laptop running the new Windows 10 S, saying that it's the 'most balanced Surface' it ever made. Here's what you need to know in terms of specs, features, pricing and availability.

Microsoft May 2, 2017

Microsoft Surface CloudBook Coming Soon With Windows 10 Cloud On Board?

Microsoft has an education-focused event scheduled for May 2, where it will unveil new hardware and software. An affordable Surface CloudBook running Windows 10 Cloud could debut at the event and could make an interesting proposition.

Microsoft April 17, 2017

Microsoft Announces May 2 Education Event: Windows 10 Cloud And Surface For Education, Anyone?

Microsoft has announced a new event set for May 2, with a focus on education. The company will unveil new software and hardware at the #MicrosoftEDU event, so fingers crossed for Windows 10 Cloud and a special Surface for education.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Rookie Physicians Allowed To Work 28-Hour Shifts Under New Rules

Rookie physicians are allowed to work for as long as 28 hours under the new rules released by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The revised rules have sparked renewed concern over the safety of physicians and patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2017

Google Chromebooks Beating Apple iPads, Macs In US Classrooms: New HP Chromebook For Education Unveiled

Over the past few years, Google has been taking away the market share of Apple in the education sector. The accomplishment is made possible by the Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks, such as the new one by HP that was recently unveiled.

Computers March 6, 2017

Children Who Watch Too Much TV May Face Lower School Readiness: Study

Parents who worry that their children are watching too much TV may find their concerns justified when it comes to the impact on academic skills. More than two hours of screen time proved to affect school readiness in kindergartens.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Dell Launches Education Laptops With Either Windows 10 Or Chrome On Board: Pricing And Availability

Dell has launched a new line of Latitude and Chromebook education laptops, offering a choice of either Windows 10 or Chrome. Here's all you need to know about the new devices, their prices and availability.

Computers January 25, 2017

Google Classroom Gets Numerous Updates: New Notifications For Teachers, Individualized Work For Students, And More

Apart from adding the ability to assign different workloads, both teachers and administrators can now track the progress of their students with specific notifications in Google Classroom.

Google January 16, 2017

Practice Makes Perfect: Learning By Taking Practice Tests Found To Protect Memory Against Stress

Learning by taking practice tests is a strategy known as retrieval practice. It was found to protect memory against the negative effects of stress.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Education Department Shutting Down ITT Tech: Here's What You Need To Know

The Department of Education pulled the plug on ITT Tech, and the former students of the school have a few options at their disposal. None are ideal, but they are not completely bleak, either.

Business Tech September 8, 2016

Dramatic Inequality Among World's Richest, Poorest Children: 69 Million Will Die Of Preventable Causes, Says UNICEF

A UNICEF report has found that around 69 million children will die from preventable causes by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed. Half of the deaths could occur in sub-Saharan Africa communities before the children even turn 5.

Public Health June 28, 2016

How Will Brexit Affect Science And Higher Learning In The United Kingdom?

The results are in: the United Kingdom is now separating from the European Union. In the wake of this decision, scientists are concerned: how will Brexit affect science in the UK?

June 25, 2016

High Education Level Linked To Increased Risk Of Developing Brain Tumor: Report

There are only a few risk factors known to lead to the development of brain tumor. Now, a new observational study revealed that holding a university degree may be linked to higher chances of developing certain types of brain tumor.

Public Health June 22, 2016

Stuffed Animals Are Given Donated Limbs As Part Of Campaign To Raise Awareness About Child Organ Transplants

Second Life Toys is a campaign where people can donate limbs to help give stuffed animals a second chance at life to teach about child organ transplants.

Viral May 12, 2016

Educational Level May Be Determined By Genes

Genes could play a role in determining how long a student stays in school. How great is this effect compared with other factors?

May 12, 2016

Here Are The Best Public High Schools Based On US News Ranking

The top public high schools in the United States have been named. U.S. News has released the list, which shows that Texas-based School for the Talented and Gifted nabbed first place.

Society April 20, 2016

'Minecraft: Education Edition' Arrives In June With Free Early Access Program For Teachers

Microsoft is ready to roll out 'Minecraft: Education Edition' in May as a closed beta program and, later in June, as an early-access program. During the testing phase, teachers and students will get free access to the software, in exchange for feedback.

Apps/Software April 15, 2016

Virtuali-Tee Lets Users Learn About The Body Using Virtual Reality

This smart T-shirt allows users to open an app and use a VR headset to be able to explore and learn more about the human body.

Wearable Tech March 28, 2016

Taking The Stairs Can Slow Down Brain Aging: Study

People who stayed longer in school and climbed more flights of stairs may have healthier brains than those who have not. These activities may help slow down brain aging.

Life March 11, 2016

Poor Students Gain Less From College Degree Than The Wealthy

A new analysis highlights the wage disparity between college graduates from low-income and high-income families. Poor students appeared to benefit less from their degree than wealthy ones in terms of income, and the gap tends to widen over time.

Society February 24, 2016

Sesame Street Sing-Along Videos Roll Out On The Children's Reading App Speakaboos

Startup Speakaboos announces its partnership with Sesame Workshop to bring new Sesame Street content to its app and Web platform.

Apps/Software February 18, 2016

Kanye West Channels Steve Jobs In His Latest Twitter Rant About The Cost Of Education

Kanye West goes on yet another Twitter rant, this time voicing a more humble opinion that teachers should be paid more for their work.

Internet Culture February 17, 2016

US Science Teachers Stir Climate Change Confusion In School

Most science teachers in the United States blotch climate change discussions because of conservative values, a new study revealed. Even those who believe climate science have to downplay the discussion to avert issues with the community, researchers said.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2016

Can Education Reduce Alzheimer's Risk? Study Finds Link Between Dementia And High School Diploma

Researchers found a significant drop in dementia cases among people with at least a high school diploma. An Alzheimer's expert said this supports the cognitive reserve concept.

Life February 11, 2016

FBI Has A New 'Don't Be A Puppet' Game-Like Website To Teach Kids About Violent Extremism

The FBI released an interactive website called “Don’t Be A Puppet,” aiming to make teens aware of extremist danger. Even if the initiative was positive, the no-strings-attached-to-reality-implementation makes it hard to take it seriously.

Internet February 10, 2016

Sesame Workshop Launches Venture Capital Arm That Will Invest In Children's Education Startups

Sesame Workshop teamed up with the early startup investor Collaborative Fund to launch a new $10 million venture capital arm that will invest in tech startups aimed at children's education.

Start Ups February 1, 2016

Apple Acquires Education Software Developer LearnSprout

Apple has recently acquired education software developer LearnSprout, a San Francisco-based startup. Apple is planning to create educational tools for the iPad, sources say.

Business January 29, 2016

Philanthropy Impacted Education Policy In New York City, Says Book Author

A political science and education professor says the field of philanthropy has significantly impacted public school policy in New York City. However, education philanthropy also faces some issues.

Legal January 24, 2016

Mojang Announces New 'Minecraft: Education Edition' Based On MinecraftEdu

It's 'Minecraft' but for classrooms.

Geek January 19, 2016

iOS In Education: Apple Introduces Shared iPad And Other Features For Students And Teachers

Apple has released iOS 9.3 beta 1 and launched a new website for iOS in Education. iOS 9.3 will be introducing new school-dedicated features for the iPad, such as multi-user capabilities and a new Classroom app.

Apps/Software January 13, 2016

Smaller Families More Beneficial For Children, Study Finds

Economists have found children in large families are at risk of developing lower cognitive abilities and behavioral issues. The average education of all kids in the family also dropped for every additional child born due to lower "parental investment."

Life January 4, 2016

Social Networks Can Support Academic Success: Study

Birds of the same feather really do flock together. Researchers have found that social networks have the ability to influence academic performance, which leads to friends generally reaching the same level of achievement.

Society December 10, 2015

Google Chromebooks Are Just 'Test Machines,' Says Apple CEO Tim Cook: Here's Why

During the Hour of Code event, Tim Cook talked to the media and made some abrasive comments on Chromebooks. He called Google’s laptops 'test machines,' noting how assessments don't contribute to learning.

Computers December 10, 2015

San Francisco's Inneract Project Wants To Teach Underserved Kids About Design And Technology

Inneract Project (IP) Founder Maurice Woods wants kids to know there are many opportunities in the field of design. Woods and other IP volunteers do their best to pique the underserved youth's interest, opening up new opportunities for their future.

Internet Culture November 2, 2015

New Technology Uses Robots To Write Textbooks

It seems like robots can do just about anything these days, and now we can add one more skill to the list. Researchers have now developed a program that allows robots to write textbooks.

FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Artificial Intelligence, Accommodating Empathy And Technology-Focused Education At A Town Hall In Menlo Park

The Facebook CEO had his second-ever live-streaming town hall meeting this past Tuesday.

Internet September 16, 2015

TV Personality Carol Vorderman Joins NASA Science Education Program

A former British game show co-host and a Cambridge engineering graduate, Carol Vorderman is excited to fully get involved with space education in her new role seated beside seven other directors of the board at the Challenger Center.

Society August 16, 2015

Sphero's Latest Rolling Robot Is Designed For Students

Sphero's new SPRK Edition robot promises to help teach programming to students.

FUTURE TECH August 4, 2015

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