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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
It's 'Minecraft' but for classrooms.
Geek January 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Facebook CEO had his second-ever live-streaming town hall meeting this past Tuesday.
Internet September 16, 2015
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 new SPRK Edition robot promises to help teach programming to students.
FUTURE TECH August 4, 2015
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