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New Apps for Education Scheme brings Technology to Classroom

<b>New Apps for Education Scheme brings Technology to Classroom</b><p>When education works with technology, true learning begins. At the moment GRAPHITE is deploying an education program for exciting ways to bring digital literacy into the classroom with the introduction of Formulae, FREE textbooks and teacher resources, and the G1 Graphics Calculator that helps students understand and appreciate the value of mathematics.<p>To kick off this relaunch, we have decided to make our first education app "Newton's …

A new way to Formulate understanding

<b>A new way to Formulate understanding</b><p>GRAPHITE is just weeks away from releasing the new version of Formulae. This major version 2.0 update will be released on the iOS App Store and will be available for purchase for just $1.99 (iPhone). With the new school year starting in September, you can get off to a good start with this unique study guide that caters for secondary education (with tertiary education coming soon).<p>Formulae is an academic reference app where students and teachers can view …

Google's partnering with Samsung and others for new educational devices this spring

Google began its play for the education market late last year with a student-oriented version of the Play Store. Since then, partners of the Google for Education program have provided their classes with learning software and tools on select Chromebooks and Android-based tablets. Today, Mountain …

1 in 5 U.S. Workers: I'm Too Educated for My Job

Actually, that's not so bad, by international standards.<p>When Americans aren't fretting over being undereducated, we're usually fretting about being overeducated.<p>Every so often, writers and academics start sounding the alarm about a coming glut of college graduates who will end up doomed to a life …

What Would School Look Like if Every Student Built Caine's Arcade?

When we were in school, we sat at desks with a textbook, paper, and a pencil, and our teachers lectured. You probably had that experience too, but …

Japan is seeing a shortage of young people studying science, so the Japanese government has prioritised creative approaches to science education. This programme talks to teachers and pupils at Tokyo Tech SSHS and Koenji Junior High School in Tokyo, showing some of the new ways in which science is …

Schools get one step closer to high-speed internet after FCC vote

The Federal Communications Commission has been working to beef up internet access across the US, and it's just voted to move ahead with a proposal that'll help to bring high-speed internet connections into almost every school in the nation. The proposal would overhaul the government's E-Rate …

More Claims of No Retina iPad Mini Until Early 2014

Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> reports [Google translation] that shortages of Retina display panels for Apple's planned second-generation iPad mini have forced the company to push back its internal launch plans into early 2014. The company reportedly had been planning to launch the device during the …

'YouTube Pro' Aims to Turn Hobbyists into YouTube Pros

In a continuation of YouTube’s focus on user-generated content, the Google-owned video site is launching a video series to provide guidance for users that want to turn their channel from a hobby into a full-time gig.<p>‘YouTube Pro’ will give advice on a range of issues, such as crowdfunding, …

Apple Launches 2013 'Back to School' Promotion with Gift Cards Up to $100

In line with a rumor from yesterday, Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion offering qualified educational purchasers iTunes Store/App Store/iBookstore gift cards of up to $100 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The program begins today and runs through September …