Education

No kidding? Skull Implanted Camera Gives Professor a Headache

No kidding? Skull Implanted Camera Gives Professor a Headache

NYU professor Wafaa Bilal had a camera implanted in his skull last fall as part of a year-long art project, and now it is giving him a headache. The camera apparatus was installed by a body modification artist at a Los Angeles tatoo parlor. It consists of a titanium base fixed between Bilal's skin and skull. The camera is then attached with three posts. Bilal was undergoing antibiotic and steroid treatment, but his body still rejected the device and he was in constant pain. One of the posts has been removed, but the remaining two and the base are intact.

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Huge Touchscreen at The University of Groningen

Huge Touchscreen at The University of Groningen

The University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, has converted a 3D theater into the world's largest touchscreen, used for teaching mathematics and computer science students interactivity. The screen has a curvature of 135 degrees and is transparent. Continue past the break to see the video and find out exactly how large this screen is.

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Acer Aspire One E100 Education netbook dual-boots Windows & Android

Acer Aspire One E100 Education netbook dual-boots Windows & Android

Acer has unveiled its latest netbook, the Aspire One E100 Education, and as the name suggests it's targeted at classrooms. The 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 ultraportable dual-boots Windows 7 and Android - the latter being positioned as an instant-on option for quick browsing - and can be specified with a rubberized coating for bump protection; there's also a pocket into which a student can slot their name card, so that multiple E100 units don't get confused.

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New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

Yesterday, we reported that 7,000 students in Florida were currently enrolled in an e-learning classroom, where a teacher wasn't required, if not needed at all, and learned core lessons from a computer. We've seen how education departments trying to save money have turned to robots to help in any way they can. And, further back, we've seen how the iPad was being made part of lesson plans in some schools. The "negatives" of these changes are obvious, but new research may show us, bluntly, why this future may not be the best for our kids.

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7,000 Students in Florida Public School District Enrolled in Virtual Classrooms

7,000 Students in Florida Public School District Enrolled in Virtual Classrooms

Trying to save costs is part of a business. No matter the business, saving money, so that money can be spent in other key areas, is the way the world turns. For teachers, unfortunately, it usually means that something gets cut. We've already seen other countries try to use telepresence robots to cut back costs, and now here in the United States it seems that children are being enrolled in virtual classrooms at a pretty staggering rate.

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Engkey Egg-Shaped Robot Teaches South Korean Students English

Engkey Egg-Shaped Robot Teaches South Korean Students English

It looks like South Korea's aspirations of having robots in classrooms, teaching their youth, which were aiming for 2012, may be seeing adoption at a quicker rate. But, that's not stopping a school in Daegu, South Korea, from planting a few 3-foot tall robots, oddly shaped like huge eggs, right in front of students, and teaching them English. The students reportedly love the Engkey, though, and that's kept the little bots around.

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Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch iPad Social Studies Curriculum

Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch iPad Social Studies Curriculum

While some schools across the country may still be struggling to get their students updated text books, that's not stopping others from moving right along and grasping the next stage of education. The Commonwealth of Virginia and Pearson have announced today their brand new social studies curriculum, which has a main focus on Apple's tablet device, the iPad. With applications specifically created for the program, like games and self-testing applications, the new curriculum is meant to target Pearson's US History and World History programs for 7th and 9th graders.

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Kno Planning on Releasing a Single-Screen Tablet

Kno Planning on Releasing a Single-Screen Tablet

Kno's existence has been an interesting one. Since their rebranding from Kakai to Kno, the Kno dual-screen tablet has been something of interest to a lot of people. Featuring two 14-inch displays, Kno specifically targeted the dual-screen tablet device to the educational market, hoping that students would pick it up instead of a laptop or netbook, as well as other tablet competitors. After being shown off at D8, and then getting confirmation of funding earlier this month with pre-orders set to kick off by the end of the year, news that the company is planning a single-screen tablet, to launch along side the dual-screen version, are interesting.

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OLPC founder offers advice & tech access to Indian $35 tablet project

OLPC founder offers advice & tech access to Indian $35 tablet project

OLPC are beavering away at their Marvell-based tablet design, but that doesn't mean founder Nicholas Negroponte hasn't time to pen a few suggestions for the Indian government and their $35 tablet.  In an open letter, Negroponte offers "full access to all of our technology, cost free" to the Indian team responsible for the low-cost tablet, along with the warning that they should prioritize content creation not, as on the iPad, content consumption.

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