The FCC is putting WiFi in schools, but what about when kids leave for the day? Not all kids have access to the Internet, much less a reliable WiFi connection. Facebook is working on that, and are piloting a program that could see kids get free WiFi access at home.
Google is practicing their own version of Inception. Three Developer Advocates from the company are using an app to teach you how to make apps. A new, free course on Udacity, called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals”, teaches you all you need to know in starting your path toward app development.
The FCC has approved a funding grant that will bring WiFi to more schools. The $2 billion influx has come under fire, and likely won’t leave key groups happy. Still, the FCC is pushing forward with improving Internet access to schools nationwide.
If you’d like to pick up some programming know-how, there are several methods for doing so. One of the neatest ways is iTunes U, which offers up several ways to learn on your own time. Often free, you can get up to speed in no time — and on your time.
A decision by the Los Angeles Unified School District to give students iPads for use in the classroom was widely applauded last year, bringing students technology where they otherwise might not have access to it. The LAUSD is now changing course, and will begin giving 27 area high schools the option of laptops for use.
As announced at Google I/O this week, Google is partnering with Code School to help boost tech knowledge for minorities and women in particular. This follows the lukewarm diversity statistics the company released earlier this year, aiming to increase the pool of qualified applicants in the tech industry.
Osmo is an ecosystem of learning tools - apps and accessories - that transform the Apple iPad into a kid-friendly center for augmented reality. Two key components are a stand - holding the iPad up straight - and a mirror, allowing the iPad’s front-facing camera to work with the area in front of the tablet. From there, it’s all about the apps.
In late January, we got our first look at Samsung's educational tablet ambitions, with the company taking the wraps off its Galaxy Tab 4 Education. Samsung announced at the time that it would be available to channel partners in April, following this up yesterday with the official availability notice.
With Intel’s latest effort in the computing market, they’re making their way into education with a device simply called "Education Chromebook." This is a reference design, so to speak, but it’ll be ready to use this year by students worldwide. Here you’ve got utter simplicity while retaining computing power and an education aim.