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Is the pandemic a chance to re-think online education

Details: Is the pandemic a chance to re-think online education? - The Verge. Part of The Verge’s Back to School Special. Years before the pandemic, planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton was thinking

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Back to school during the coronavirus pandemic

Details: The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020’s back-to-school season a stressful struggle for everyone involved in education. Teachers, students, parents, …

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Google rebrands G Suite for Education to Google Workspace

Details: Google is announcing a swath of new features for its education-focused products, including that G Suite for Education is being rebranded to Google Workspace for Education. The company is also

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Minecraft Education is perfectly suited for this surreal

Details: With Education Edition, Microsoft created a more formal structure, with pre-made lessons covering everything from chemistry and coding to giving students the opportunity to explore the

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Notion’s powerful note-taking app is now free for students

Details: Notion, the sleek and sophisticated note-taking app, is going free for the education market. The company announced that teachers and students who sign up with a …

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It’s really easy to get Apple’s education discount on the

Details: Just visit Apple’s education store and buy what you need. Apple’s education pricing, which usually knocks around 10 percent off the price of most Apple products, is available to …

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OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it

Details: The $100 OLPC laptop was supposed to revolutionize education and close the digital divide. But in just a few years it was recognized as a failure, a …

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Everyone should learn to drive in a simulator The Verge

Details: Before Joshua’s Law, high schools in Georgia were not providing driver’s education, Brown says. Out of 416 Georgia high schools at the time, only nine were offering Driver's Ed.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new educational mode is a

Details: Share All sharing options for: Assassin’s Creed Origins’ new educational mode is a violence-free tour through ancient Egypt

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The Microsoft Classroom Pen 2 is an affordable Surface Pen

Details: The release is part of Microsoft’s long-standing push to challenge Chromebooks in the education sphere. (Those devices had their best year ever in …

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Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting

Details: Google is facing a new lawsuit filed by the state of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on February 20th, alleging that Google’s Chromebook education …

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A trip down sex education's memory lane The Verge

Details: The aforementioned analysis of sex education as a class issue neglects to mention comprehensive sex education programs that target low income, …

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Half of YouTube viewers use it to learn how to do things

Details: Education isn’t the only reason to use YouTube, of course. Twenty-eight percent of users say they’re on YouTube to just pass the time (many of these users are younger adults), 19 percent are

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Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping

Details: “Online education has the potential to dramatically expand access and respond to the needs of a digitally connected generation of students,” Holm tells The Verge.

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Bill Gates on The Verge: Can online classrooms help the

Details: "Education is a path to prosperity, better economics, jobs, and frankly, world peace," he says. "An educated world is simply a better world."

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Depression and absenteeism: online schools are facing

Details: The Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission have begun urging states to put $16 billion in educational aid built into …

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Microsoft’s new Outlook calendar board view looks a lot

Details: Later this month, suggested times for meetings will appear for all commercial and education users, making it easier to avoid conflicts when scheduling meetings with multiple participants.

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Apple will give students free AirPods when they buy a

Details: Apple’s back-to-school promotion for 2020 is an especially good one if you’re in need of some headphones. At Apple’s education store, students and educators can get a free set of second

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Elizabeth Warren demands info on children’s privacy

Details: In a letter to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey raised new concerns about the videoconferencing service’s safety and …

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Teaching on Twitch was a ‘mild disaster’ for one games

Details: The NYU Game Center typically takes a more hands-on approach to its education, and it puts a lot of emphasis on community. Remote teaching removes key context for education, whether it’s

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Going remote makes it harder for colleges to reach first

Details: “Fundamentally, we know in higher education that face-to-face matters.” Elizabeth Padilla Ortiz is an incoming sophomore studying nursing at UCLA. Photo: Elizabeth Padilla Ortiz

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University staff are worried their recorded lectures will

Details: Nordmann notes that although the fear that recorded lectures will be used to break strikes is a quite specific one, it reflects anxieties about the future of higher education more generally.

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Samsung thinks its 85-inch Interactive Display is a

Details: Samsung announced the 85-inch Interactive Display, a new, larger version of its Flip 2. The device is a digital whiteboard aimed at classrooms, featuring collaborative in-person features like

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Finland is making its online AI crash course free to the

Details: Finland has always punched above its weight in the tech and education, so it seems sensible to marry the two strengths. Megan Schaible of the …

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Google announces new tools to help with virtual education

Details: Google shared updates for some new features coming to its services to help make virtual education easier on Tuesday, including features coming to …

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Go read this Adobe designer’s take on why Google Classroom

Details: However, Vinh’s core argument is that the service’s biggest problems reflect how broader society undervalues education. While modern offices are designed to be “a kind of work-resort, where

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Birth control and books can slow down climate change

Details: So did family planning. Securing a quality education and reproductive health care access, particularly for women and girls, can prevent more than 85 gigatons of …

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UK ditches exam results generated by biased algorithm

Details: One theory put forward by FFT Education Datalab is that Ofqual’s approach varied depending on how many students took a given subject, and this …

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The coronavirus pandemic is getting the ‘total attention

Details: “Even our non-health related work, like higher education and K-12 [schools], is completely switched around to look at how you facilitate online learning.”

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YouTube is launching educational playlists that won’t

Details: YouTube is introducing a new education feature called Learning Playlists that will offer dedicated landing pages for educational videos on a variety of …

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AR Pianist app is fun to watch, but that’s about it

Details: The company leans in on this being an education app, with the app’s description saying that the sheet music is interactive (how? Who knows!) and that songs can be …

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Affinity Photo software is 50 percent off for every

Details: If you want Photoshop-like tools but don’t want to pay a monthly fee, Affinity Photo is $25 on Windows 10 and macOS through B&H Photo and on app stores. Additionally, the iPad version is …

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Wuhan students tried to boot remote learning app from the

Details: COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has begun affecting schools around the world. In Wuhan, where the outbreak started, …

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Apple’s new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for schools

Details: Apple’s vice president of product marketing, Greg Joswiak, revealed there are 200,000 apps made for education and that Apple’s most popular iPad is the 9.7-inch model.

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California man indicted for stealing Shopify customer data

Details: By Adi Robertson @thedextriarchy Apr 7, 2021, 12:19pm EDT. A California man has been indicted for stealing Shopify customer data with the help of …

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Leica and Olympus are offering free virtual courses and

Details: Camera makers Leica and Olympus have announced initiatives to offer free courses and talks for photographers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, last week Nikon made its …

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The armchair psychologist who ticked off YouTube

Details: His channel, Boutté says, is about education and trying to be helpful, but when analysis centers on the lives of other people, the boundaries can get tricky. Boutté is open about having

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Lambda’s debt-swapping partnership is disappearing from

Details: “The ISA is the business model, not education,” says Kim Crayton, a business strategist and founder of #CauseAScene, an organization that’s seeking to disrupt the status quo in tech. “You

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What happened to Obama’s $4 billion in computer science

Details: The Computer Science Education Coalition, which includes Code.org, is now pushing for the much smaller goal of $250 million in federal funding for computer science education…

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Microsoft’s new headsets and Surface headphones have

Details: As the name implies, Microsoft is only selling the Surface Headphones 2 Plus for Business (what a mouthful) to business and education customers. The headphones will only be available in a …

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Mark Zuckerberg will get his Harvard degree after dropping

Details: Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard dropout and CEO of a company worth nearly $400 billion, will be getting a college degree more than a decade after leaving his …

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Teachers weigh in on Apple’s push for more iPads in school

Details: Apple held its education event this week and introduced a new, cheaper iPad aimed at schools to tackle the strength of Chromebooks in classrooms over …

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Americans are bad at math and average at science, study

Details: The US has fallen further behind other countries in math education, according to a major study released today by the Organisation for Economic …

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Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging

Details: The future of higher education online is, at present, clear as mud. Do Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs — college-level classes offered online through a …

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