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TI Educations rolls out new TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

TI Educations rolls out new TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

If you took math classes in high school or college that required a graphing calculator, you probably worked using a TI model of some sort. One of the most popular calculator lines that TI offers is the TI-84 Plus family and the company has announced a new color screen calculator that fits into that family of products. The new calculator is called the TI-84 Plus CE.

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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon has introduced its new Kindle Textbook Creator, a tool that lets users create digital textbooks and related materials that include educational elements, not the least of which are flashcards. Students will then be able to access this content on the same devices other Kindle content can be accessed on, including their Fire tablets. The tool is currently in a beta stage, and as with the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, those interested are able to directly upload their content for others to enjoy.

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Google and more join pledge to protect student data

Google and more join pledge to protect student data

Both Khan Academy and Google, as well as thirteen others, have joined the growing list of companies pledging to protect students' privacy. President Obama spoke about the pledge last week, and before doing so several companies including Apple and Microsoft had signed. A total of 75 companies had signed last week, and Google and Amazon were both criticized for not doing so. On Monday, 15 new companies -- including Khan Academy and Google -- jumped aboard. This follows the administration's increased push for data security.

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Google Classroom app now available for Android, iOS

Google Classroom app now available for Android, iOS

For a long time, teachers tried to manage smartphone usage in class, trying their best to make sure kids weren’t screwing around instead of learning. Now, educators have a reason to let kids stare at screens, as the Google Classroom app is now available on the Play Store. The app will let students and teachers stay on track, digitally. Homework assignments, future work deadlines, and assignment collection are all part of the app’s feature list. The app is free for anyone with a Google Apps for Education account.

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Three ways to learn Android programming in 2015

Three ways to learn Android programming in 2015

Now that the new year is firmly off and running, what about you? Are you just plodding along, or did you come up with a resolution for the new year? Some want to lose weight or quit a nasty habit, but we’d like to suggest a new habit: programming. If you’ve always been curious to learn how to make an app on your own, there’s never been a better time to do learn. Several do-it-yourself courses are available for your Android coding desires, and we’ve got a few you should check out.

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Casio ClassWiz fx-991EX scientific calculator has a spreadsheet function

Casio ClassWiz fx-991EX scientific calculator has a spreadsheet function

Casio is one of the biggest names in scientific calculators. Students and professionals all around the world are familiar with the Casio name when it comes to calculators. Casio has announced a new calculator called the fx-991EX that has a first for the industry, a spreadsheet function. The new calculator will launch in Q1 2015 and brings with it a high resolution LCD.

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Google Chromebooks trump Apple iPads in schools, says IDC

Google Chromebooks trump Apple iPads in schools, says IDC

While some might contend Google's dominance in certain markets, like smartphones and tablets, there is one sector where Apple's products usually reign supreme: education. Initially a source of controversy because of price, iPads have become the gadget of choice for schools upgrading to current technology. But apparently, not anymore. According to IDC's latest figures, Google's Chromebooks have surpassed the iPad in shipping numbers as far as schools are concerned, revealing a shifting preference and mindset in the education sector and probably a new source of worry for Apple.

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Hackvard takes a new approach to learning code

Hackvard takes a new approach to learning code

If you want to learn a programming language, there are several ways to go about that. You can go to school, studying at a proper four-year university. There’s the increasingly popular self-taught route, too. A new option may bridge the two, both letting you learn on your own time and with others.

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California bill limits the surveillance of student social media posts

California bill limits the surveillance of student social media posts

Social media is an established part of life at this point, but how society deals with it is still be worked out. For a long while, it wasn't uncommon for employers to demand access to accounts, and many have been fired over what they choose to share. Schools often monitor students' social media accounts, and a new California bill has specifically targeted that.

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Surface Pro 3, Type Cover prices slashed for schools

Surface Pro 3, Type Cover prices slashed for schools

Chromebooks get a lot of attention from educational institutions, but Microsoft wants to make sure its Surface Pro 3 isn't left out of the mix. This morning the company has announced a discount on both its new slate and the Type Cover keyboards for educational institutions.

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Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage

Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage

As a place to store digital books and notes, Google is calling Drive as a backpack for the 21st century. Now it is making that backpack infinitely large as it announces Drive for Education, which gives students and educators an unlimited amount of cloud storage, along with the usual advertised benefits of Google's cloud solution.

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Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The lending library will be in the form of a kiosk, and will be initially coming to a dozen universities, with more slated for the future.

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