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Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.<p>Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was. The …

Teaching

Circadian Clock

We live with our smartphones and now smartwatches always within reach, that gives easy access to a lot of information, from news to weather and time. …

Put Laptops into the Hands of Kids Who Need Them Most

<i>By Rennie Watson</i><p>We just finished state testing at our school, which means that my science students didn't see our team's laptop cart for nearly two months. Neither did the social studies or math students. The computers were committed to PARCC testing, so they went where the test went, classroom to …

Swift Playgrounds sells coding as simple and fun — just like rest of Apple’s products

Apple announced its Swift Playgrounds app at WWDC yesterday, which will teach kids to code in Swift. Interwoven between CEO Tim Cook’s talk of freeing kids’ minds with code and setting them up for successful careers was a familiar storyline and business blueprint. Apple’s efforts to market Swift …

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Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them

Matt Beane Contributor<p>Matt Beane is a doctoral student in his final year at the Sloan School of Management and is the Chief Human-Robot Interaction Officer at Humatics.<p>In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of …

NASA prepares humanoid robots for trip to Mars

Humanoid Robots to pioneer Mars colonisation? Not the script of a sci-fi movie but what could happen in the near future.<p>NASA, in collaboration with four universities (three in Massachusetts and one in Scotland) is developing a kind of biped human-like robot that could be sent to the red planet.<p>The …

Asus announces Zenfone 3 alongside premium Deluxe and giant Ultra models

Asus has kicked off its Computex Taipei announcements with the Zenfone 3 series, comprising a trio of phones with some pretty big differences. The regular Zenfone 3 is positioned as a mainstream phone with strong design at a low price; the Zenfone 3 Deluxe goes for high-end performance and build …

NFL rookies are using draft fall as motivation early in their careers

Here's how a few players who slid in the draft are doing in the first month of their NFL careers.<p>Not everyone can be a first-round draft pick, even players who were projected to be one. Myles Jack, SB Nation's No. 4 overall prospect, found out that harsh reality last month when the UCLA linebacker …

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