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This Podcast Will Teach You About Stuff You Never Knew About

Call me late to the game, but I’m just now starting to get into podcasts. Sure, everyone has been podcasting for years now, but I recently started scouring the Internet for podcasts that could inform me about things I otherwise never would have known about. Sure, I am enjoying some of the most popular podcasts [...]

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This Do-It-Yourself Website For Kids Is Great For Adults Too [VIDEO]

Build. Make. Hack. Grow. Those are the words that make up the anthem of DIY.org, a new website designed to teach people new skills through a series of challenges. The skill sets available to learn on DIY.org range from woodworking to backend developing on computer systems. The site is colorful, very engaging, and seems designed [...]

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Codecademy Launches New Courses To Teach Your How To Build API Apps

Codecademy, the web-based startup whose founders aim to teach anyone online how to code and program, launched a new set of courses this week that they hope will help users learn to build applications that can interact with APIs. APIs, or application programming interfaces, are, uh, interfaces that help software talk to each other. Whether [...]

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Finding fun activities for the summer just got easier with Classtivity

Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t gotten out and done something active, its time! Maybe your thing isn’t pounding the hot pavement or swimming laps at your local pool. Maybe you’re more into group motivation. Maybe you appreciate a more social exercise experience. Maybe, you’re more into fitness classes. But finding fitness [...]

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Khan Academy iPad app promises to bring learning to your lap

Thousands on the Internet have used Khan Academy, a series of YouTube-based lectures on a range of topics, to learn about stuff. Up until now, those looking to experience Khan-based learning on their iPad have been relegated to the clunky native YouTube interface in iOS. That will now change, however, with the release of the [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement is all about Student Engagement

“If you’re a HS student in the US, it’s not so easy. Not only social pressures. Stats show that if you enter as a freshman, you have a 70 percent chance of graduating in 4 years. Worse in worse-off areas. Technology can change this. It can make things better.” – Phil Schiller. Not just a [...]

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Apple’s first event since Steve Jobs passed away – He’ll never really be gone.

There was an event today. It was unique. And Steve Jobs wasn’t there. No announcement of hardware, and all the software that was announced was free. The event is also unique because this is Apple. Apple is all about education. Maybe the iPod and the iPad distracted from it for a few years, but thanks [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A teaching portal for students and educators, the ‘Apple way’

So, I posted about the new iTunes U app, and I think you’ll want to go check it out. It’s an awesome app that is exactly what educators need. Apple has given teachers of university, college, or K-12 school, an easy way to design and distribute complete courses. Just think about that. Imagine that you’re [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A new app that you’ll ‘learn’ to love

Say hello to the newest app in education: iTunes U App. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. This app is a pretty big deal already. [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iBooks 2 Update – What’s in it?

Just so you know, it’s already in the app store. Go get it. So, iBooks has been around since the iPad came out. It’s over 2 years old. There are a lot of iPads out there, and Phil Schiller tells us that there are now even 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions. Apple [...]

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