Education

HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

CES 2021 might be over, but that isn't stopping companies like HP from revealing new products. Today, HP announced a collection of new Chromebooks meant primarily for education, whether those Chromebooks are for teachers or students. Given that there's seemingly no end to the pandemic in sight, these Chromebooks are being positioned as machines that are good for blended or remote learning.

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Hulu student price dropped to $2 per month (with ads)

Hulu student price dropped to $2 per month (with ads)

Hulu announced a "students" plan this week with an apparent "65% discount valid as long as you're a college student." This price would be for the "ad-supported plan" for approximately $1.99 USD per month, where it'd otherwise be $5.99 USD per month. Just so long as student enrollment status remains verified, the price shall remain, as verified by SheerID.

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Microsoft and EAA partner to launch Flight Simulator scholarships

Microsoft and EAA partner to launch Flight Simulator scholarships

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a community of pilots and others passionate about aviation, has teamed up with Microsoft to launch scholarships and educational material for 'young aviation enthusiasts.' The new partnership revolves around Microsoft Flight Simulator, a popular and highly realistic game for those who dream of piloting aircraft.

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AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T has announced a new discounted wireless data offering to help more students get connected to remote schooling services. The move aims to address the 'homework gap,' which refers to the millions of students in the US who lack Internet access, preventing them from accessing online schoolwork and classes.

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NatGeo virtual backgrounds released for video chat

NatGeo virtual backgrounds released for video chat

Today the folks at National Geographic released a wild collection of virtual backgrounds / wallpapers for students doing video chats for school. Virtual school, remote schooling, remote classroom work is currently more popular than it's ever been before, thanks to COVID-19 and the likely resurgence of the global pandemic thanks to winter - so National Geographic just stepped up to the plate.

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CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

CrowPi2 Review : STEM education, Minecraft, and Raspberry Pi in a box

So you've got a kid who wants to learn how computers work. Or you're an individual that likes to fiddle around with electronics and want to make it count with a kit that'll teach you what all the plugging and playing means. That's what this device delivers. That's what CrowPi2 was made for - discovering not only how computer parts fit together and function, but how computer code makes the whole thing run.

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Distance Learning will force you to learn one vital skill

Distance Learning will force you to learn one vital skill

In the Fall of the year 2020, students will learn how to troubleshoot on a computer. This is a skill that they'll use for the rest of their lives. Because of the way one must learn how to work with a computer, and fix issues with a computer, they'll become familiar with the way our modern, connected, technology-infused world must be handled if they want to be successful. Students are going to need to learn how to turn it off and turn it back on again.

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LEGO Education Spike Prime: Resources and a glorious new brick [UPDATE]

LEGO Education Spike Prime: Resources and a glorious new brick [UPDATE]

There's a new brick (actually several new parts, but one key brick) in the new LEGO Eductation SPIKE Prime set. The LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set was released today as the 2020/2021 school season begins, ready to roll for STEAM, coding, and all sorts of LEGO robot adventures. And there'll be new LEGO elements! The brick I'm most excited about here is the "Integrator Brick" (with cross axle). UPDATE: New resources were launched for educators and parents for students this season!

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Our galaxy’s glowing center is a mystery renewed

Our galaxy’s glowing center is a mystery renewed

It's called the Galactic Center GeV Excess (GCE), and it's not what we'd expected. New research into the GCE suggests that the glow isn't what the as-yet best explanation of said glow was expected to be. First discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2009, it was expected that the GCE glow was the result of an annihilation of dark matter. Now it would seem that this is not true - it's something else entirely.

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LEGO Braille Bricks are awesome and not for the public

LEGO Braille Bricks are awesome and not for the public

LEGO Braille Bricks were revealed by LEGO as a "pioneering project that will help children with blindness or visual impairment learn Braille in a playful and engaging way." This system is created with LEGO bricks made with the same materials as standard LEGO bricks, but made specifically to assist in learning and developing an understanding of Braille and associated systems.

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Laptops are in high demand but short supply for schools

Laptops are in high demand but short supply for schools

The PC market has experienced one of its first highs in a long, long time last quarter as production and supply has finally caught up with the growing demand for desktops, laptops, and even tablets for remote work use and home entertainment. Things, however, aren't as rosy as they may seem, especially when you consider the overall computer market. Despite slowly catching up, manufacturers and component suppliers are still coming up short with the needed volumes to supply the flood of virtual students that will need a laptop soon.

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Google Lens, Chromebooks, and Meet gear up for school

Google Lens, Chromebooks, and Meet gear up for school

School is starting soon for many kids in the US and some countries around the world but it won't be the same kind of school they've been used to for years. For many, school will be synonymous to home as educational institutions try to grapple with the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. School will now be dependent on technology and the Internet more than ever and Google is more than ready to meet the growing needs of learning with its suite of products and features geared towards education.

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