Education

Google Glass reaching out to film students in newest Creative Collective bid

Google Glass reaching out to film students in newest Creative Collective bid

It's time for Google to expand their reach with Project Glass again, this time through their Glass Creative Collective program aimed at the more artistic citizens of planet Earth. Google's reach includes the The American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and University of Southern California.

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Acer C7 Chromebook expanded for K-12 educational market with two new models

Acer C7 Chromebook expanded for K-12 educational market with two new models

Acer has expanded its C7 Chromebook line for the educational market, tossing in some small hardware changes and tacking on a starting price of $259 ESP. The models are being aimed towards all levels of the K12 market - students, teachers, and administration, with Acer saying its combination of features offer the kind of things such an environment requires.

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Apple sued by Boston University over semiconductor patent infringement

Apple sued by Boston University over semiconductor patent infringement

In what is probably the most interesting patent lawsuit we've seen in a while. Boston University is suing Apple over claims that the company is infringing on a patent that the university obtained in 1997 dealing with a method of making thin and compact semiconductors that can produce blue lasers on the cheap.

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iPad-only “Steve Jobs Schools” set to appear in the Netherlands

iPad-only “Steve Jobs Schools” set to appear in the Netherlands

As several large tech-based companies continue to unleash their own education initiatives this year, it appears that this totally unofficial (for now) iPad-based solution may take on one of the most radical. Initiated by Amsterdam public opinion researcher Maurice de Hond and announced this week in the Netherlands were 11 "Steve Jobs schools" for children that'll make major efforts to bring students into the future with an iPad-based system. No more pencils, no more books, as they say.

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Apple lands major iPad contract with LA Unified School District

Apple lands major iPad contract with LA Unified School District

The iPad will be in even more schools come this fall when classes start up again, as Apple has landed a huge contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District that will see them pay $30 million to Apple for the ability to use iPads in classrooms once the school season starts back up again later this year.

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Microsoft Surface RT discount unveiled for educational institutions

Microsoft Surface RT discount unveiled for educational institutions

Summer is upon us, and as such Microsoft has rolled out a steep discount on the Surface RT for educational institutions, something revealed by Ryan Lowdermilk of the Windows Developer Show. The post in which he detailed the program has since been pulled, as well as the Microsoft order form that was available online earlier. We have the details after the break, however.

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Google Play for Education brings Android to the classroom

Google Play for Education brings Android to the classroom

It wouldn't be Google I/O if the company didn't talk about all the fun stuff that they're doing for education. Luckily, they announced Google Play for Education, which is a new section in Google Play that includes apps and games that are meant specifically for the classroom in order to help students learn in a more interactive way.

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Xerox photocopiers will soon grade papers with new tech

Xerox photocopiers will soon grade papers with new tech

Scantrons are a bit out of date, but numerous schools are still using them to grade multiple choice tests. However, a new technology is in the works at Xerox that will essentially turn photocopiers into paper-grading machines that can even recognize handwriting to distinguish both math formulas, as well as long-form essays.

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Scientists devise Plasma Launcher: the “Holy Grail” of Physics

Scientists devise Plasma Launcher: the “Holy Grail” of Physics

This week a group of scientists from the University of Missouri have decided it's time to make public their work on creating and controlling plasma. The system that they're making public has, they say, the potential to transform the way America - and the rest of the world, for that matter - store and create energy. The team has developed a way to make plasma create its own self-containing self-magnetic field, effectively allowing it to launch into open air.

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MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

This year started off on a sad note with the suicide of the man known as Aaron Swartz, made famous for his development of Reddit and Demand Progress. His death is said to have been due to massive legal pressure put on by the Department of Justice and MIT after it was discovered that he'd hacked into the academic journal system known as JSTOR, releasing documents to the public that otherwise would have been limited to students and academics of all sorts still under the payment plan required by the system. Today it's been announced that MIT will release until-now locked-down documents related to the case.

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Bill could require colleges to give credit for 3rd party online courses

Bill could require colleges to give credit for 3rd party online courses

Darrell Steinberg, California Senate President pro Tem, has introduced a bill that would require public colleges and universities in California to give credit for online courses taken at 3rd party providers. Steinberg stated that the bill would ensure that California students will not "be denied the right to move through their education because they couldn't get a seat in the course they needed."

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News Corp reveals education-equipped tablets

News Corp reveals education-equipped tablets

News Corp is planning on joining the tablet market soon with it's own $299 tablet. But News Corp's tablet won't just be any standard tablet. Its tablet will be geared specifically towards teachers and students. The tablet will run on Android's operating system, and will be powered by News Corps education brand, Amplify. The tablet is supposed to rival Apple's iPad, which is currently the most preferred tablet in the education market.

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