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How technology can facilitate classroom discussion.

Last year, an ed tech startup called Desmos faced a curious conundrum: Classrooms using its math app grew quiet, too quiet.<p>Teachers use the Desmos …

Technology can hurt students’ learning, research shows

New study finds giving pupils access to laptops in the classroom has a negative effect<p>Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 01:00<p>Giving school students access to iPads, …

Eighth Amendment

5 impactful edtech trends in 2017

Whether we like it or not, VR also comes in the educational world too. Usually, VR tends to be used mostly for entertainment purposes, but it does have some educational value as well. It basically manages to offer a visual element that makes learning a lot more interactive. Being able to see things …

Education Technology

Apple joins Amazon, Google, Facebook in ‘Partnership on AI’ research project

An AI research group backed by some of the biggest names in tech announced today that another giant was joining its project.<p>Partnership on AI wrote in a blog post that Apple would become a founding member. Apple will now work alongside original founding members Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers

Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in-house over the years to devs outside the company. For now, the service only makes three different tools …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old has been grappling with it for about a minute when she smiles: “13!”.<p>Her tutor responds by posting a large smiley cat picture on her screen – …

Artificial Intelligence

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet.<p>It's not just because the technology will be that sophisticated, Frey says, but because the company responsible for it will be the largest of its kind.<p>"I've been predicting …

Artificial Intelligence

Digital trends 2017: 106 pages of internet, mobile and social media stats

Each year creative agency We Are Social delivers its massive annual report about the latest digital trends in internet, mobile and social media usage – and now the company is back with an updated collection of insights and statistics reflecting the world’s most recent web developments in …

Jakich błędów musisz unikać, jeśli chcesz skutecznie dzielić się wiedzą na żywo

Wiedza to potęga, tworzymy społeczeństwo, a niektórzy nieogarniający nauk humanistycznych twierdzą nawet, że cywilizację opartą na wiedzy. No to się …

Effective Use of ICT in Schools

We need to do more to embrace ICT in schools<p>If employed effectively, innovative teaching practices can result in high-quality learning. <b>Information</b> …

Use of ict for effective teaching and learning

IT

Advantages of Using ICT in Learning-Teaching Processes

Information and Communication Technologies have recently gained groundswell of interest. It is a significant research area for many scholars around …

Education Technology

Using A Computer In The Classroom Makes You Do Worse On Tests

If somehow you’re reading this post when you should be watching and listening to the teacher in front of you, stop now. That computer activity could be harming your exam performance, according to new research.<p>Three economists at West Point studied the effect of laptop and tablet use during an …

Education

Stanford Journalism Program’s Guide to Using Virtual Reality for Storytelling 

Given the explosion of interest in virtual reality among media organizations, we sought in January to establish best practices and ideal scenarios …

Why VR Will Revolutionize Education

Using virtual reality in education is no longer a fantasy, but a reality for numerous companies and educational institutions. The creation of VR …

Photo of potato sells for $1 million dollars

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An Irish photographer makes a million dollars with one shot. Kevin Abosch is famous for his photos<br>of Yoko Ono, Johnny Depp, …

Steven Spielberg

Airbnb Renters Find Decomposing Corpse in Garden

When a group of friends in France got together to have a party, they decided to rent a house to make the experience even more enjoyable. They …

Bird Poop Causes Disturbance at New York Nuclear Reactor

An operator at a nuclear power plant says bird poop may be to blame for a shutdown the plant experienced in mid-December.<p>Entergy Corp. says bird …

Getting Drunk And Chasing Bears Is 'Strongly Not Advised,' Police Warn

Police in northwestern Massachusetts offered an important reminder Monday night: Getting drunk and chasing bears through the woods with a dull hatchet is “strongly not advised.”<p>"Yes that really did happen tonight," the North Adams Police Department posted on Facebook.<p>"We certainly don’t need anyone …

Ben Carson: Pompeii Victims Should Have Outrun Lava

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Citizens of the Roman town of Pompeii who were victims of Mt. Vesuvius’s eruption in 79 A.D. could have survived if they had “just outrun the lava,” the neurosurgeon Ben Carson told Fox News on Wednesday.<p>“Most of the plaster casts we have of Pompeii victims show …