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Are Touchscreens Melting Your Kid's Brain?

Tablets and other touchscreens will keep your kids quiet. But will they also melt their brains? <br>Tavis Coburn<p>Children today are surrounded by screen …

Moore's Law Touches Education At Last -- To Techies' Delight

Most of Silicon Valley basks in the delights of Moore’s Law: that prophetic 1965 declaration explaining why computing power keep getting cheaper and faster at a breakneck pace. Education, however, has largely missed out. For decades, most of what gets regarded as ideal teaching — small class sizes …

Kindle v Glass, apps v text: the complicated future of books

How many e-book consumers realise that some publishers, writers and distributors know an awful lot about their reading style? They have knowledge about how far into the book you’ve reached, when you get bored, which characters you like and those you don’t. Amazon, Apple and Google, along with …

Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people …

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

<b>Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings.</b><p>Sensors allow it to make more than 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real time.<p>Google said potential applications may include …

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Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …