Education

Logitech Pen released with classroom Chromebooks in mind

Logitech Pen released with classroom Chromebooks in mind

Google's Chromebooks have developed a strong foothold in the education sector. The balance of affordability, support for web apps, Android apps and Google Classroom has made a compelling value proposition for many schools. There are also an increasing number of Chromebooks that offer touchscreen support in the form of convertible laptops and 2-in-1 devices. In many cases, this also means support for styluses which typically aren't bundled with the device to help keep costs down.

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Acer TravelMate Spin B3 student laptop is designed for classrooms

Acer TravelMate Spin B3 student laptop is designed for classrooms

Acer's latest laptop is a spin on its TravelMate branding and it's built specifically with students in mind. The Acer TravelMate Spin B3 is a new convertible laptop and Acer says it features military-grade durability. That should make it strong enough to withstand any bumps and bruises it might pick up in a student's backpack or just from normal use.

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Lenovo 10w Tablet and 13w Yoga with Windows 11 are made for students

Lenovo 10w Tablet and 13w Yoga with Windows 11 are made for students

Lenovo has unveiled two new tablets focused on giving students more learning tools. Both tablets are powered by Windows 11, and the company says they will deliver more than enough power and performance for educators and students alike.

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Study details homeschooling risks and benefits as pandemic drags on

Study details homeschooling risks and benefits as pandemic drags on

A new observational study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE details some potential risks and benefits associated with homeschooling. The findings come amid a huge spike in the number of people educating their children at home, many of whom have made the transition out of concerns about COVID-19 and in-person classes during the pandemic.

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Surface Laptop SE price delivers a true Chromebook alternative with Windows 11 SE

Surface Laptop SE price delivers a true Chromebook alternative with Windows 11 SE

Microsoft just revealed Windows 11 SE made for education hardware alongside an ultra-inexpensive Surface notebook for schools. The Microsoft Surface SE is the first Surface-brand notebook ever made specifically for K-8 students. It'll be launched for a price of $249, and it comes jammed full of Microsoft 365 applications and support for 3rd-party apps like Zoom and Chrome.

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Ubisoft keeps up Assassin’s Creed education trend with Discovery Tour: Viking Age

Ubisoft keeps up Assassin’s Creed education trend with Discovery Tour: Viking Age

Ubisoft released the educational iteration of their latest big Assassin's Creed title Valhalla this week. Like each of the other Assassin's Creed games that've been released over the past half-decade, Ubisoft put a significant amount of work in research into the history of our world and humanity to create an authentic experience with their game. The title Discovery Tour: Viking Age takes the work done for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, and puts it in an entirely educational package.

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LEGO Titanic set is a 9,090-brick boat based on original blueprints

LEGO Titanic set is a 9,090-brick boat based on original blueprints

This is definitely not a joke - LEGO is about to officially release the Titanic. The LEGO Titanic is "one of the longest and largest LEGO models to date", officially authentically realized with more pieces than you've likely ever placed in a single model. This monstrous build is over 1.3 meters long and is most certainly not intended for children under the age of 18.

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Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers a low-cost Internet plan for eligible subscribers called Internet Essentials. In an announcement about the plan today, the service provider revealed that it will open the Internet Essentials plan to undergraduate college and university students who received the Federal Pell Grant, enabling them to get online for ten bucks a month.

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Amazon reveals new college tuition benefit for its US warehouse workers

Amazon reveals new college tuition benefit for its US warehouse workers

Amazon has announced a new plan to cover its warehouse workers' college tuition costs, among other educational options, as part of its Career Choice program. Though some details are lacking at this time, the company says that some of its workers can qualify for the tuition coverage after only three months spent working for the company.

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Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Language-learning app Duolingo has announced a major update to its platform that adds two big features: a new family plan for users who have more than one learner in the house, as well as a new tool that teaches users how to write symbols and scripts for certain languages. The announcement comes alongside details about the company's technology and more.

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New iPad release will likely focus on price

New iPad release will likely focus on price

In September of 2021 it's fairly likely Apple will reveal several iPad devices, each with their own set of key features. This isn't an altogether new strategy for Apple - iPad mini, iPad Air, and the base iPad are all in places right now where a new iteration needn't include much more than a spec boost. With the potential for students heading back to physical classrooms this year, Apple will also likely once again focus on enticing pricing for their most basic iPad model.

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LEGO Education SPIKE Essential set for STEAM also aims for social skills

LEGO Education SPIKE Essential set for STEAM also aims for social skills

This week LEGO launched a new primary school STEAM teaching system with LEGO Education SPIKE Essential. This newest release is part of the greater LEGO Learning System and is aimed at enriching both STEAM skills and social skills. The first product in this series is the LEGO Education SPIKE Essential Set, and it'll go on pre-order starting this week and shipping starts on August 31, 2021.

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