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Google wastes no time refining Classroom

The first set of upgrades arrives only two months after the release of the classroom assistance app

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Steve Wozniak: Engineering Matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

15 GOTO Schools for the Best Programming Jobs

LinkedIn data reveals which schools have the most graduates working as software developers for the most desirable employers

Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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President Obama Honors Standout Computer Scientists With National Medals

Computer scientists who made breakthroughs in areas such as software architectures and database management systems were among those named National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners today by President Barack Obama.

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Google Takes Drive to School With Unlimited Cloud Storage for Educators, Students Alike

Unlimited storage is a generous gesture that just might rope kids and campuses into the Google ecosystem, too.

Why Microsoft Bought Minecraft: To Lure Kids to Science

Microsoft never really did a great job explaining why the company spent $2.5 billion on Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, finally did: as a learning tool.

Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

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Is Social Media Reviving or Killing Our Classrooms?

Social media can wreak havoc when students become distracted in the middle of class. Some educators have gone so far as to ban social media in the classroom, but others says that learning to control social media is part of the...

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10 Best Mobile Apps for Students

These educational aids will turn your phone or tablet into your best study buddy.

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Broadband and the Future of Learning

High-speed broadband networks will not only accelerate learning, but they will also enable students to acquire the skills that they need to flourish in a post-industrial society.

Heading Back to School? Try These 11 Terrific Tech Tools.

We've found some cool devices for your academic adventures, including innovative ways to power your smartphone, a tiny but powerful portable speaker and a new app that helps you share your notes.

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L.A. Cancels iPads-in-the-Schools Program: A Failure of Vision, Not Technology

The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.

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The Best Educational Software for Students

We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

School System CIOs are Sold on Chromebooks

That support is giving Chromebooks a market anchor, with 5.2M expected to be sold this year

Career Advice: A Plan For Battling Organizational Politics

Premier 100 IT Leader Karen Sullivan also answers questions on the value of undergraduate degrees and MBAs

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Can Data Analytics Make Teachers Better Educators?

Teachers have always had to analyze data about how their students are learning, but data analytics tailored to their needs offers the promise of supporting and automating much of that work, allowing them to spend less effort...

For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs

Census data provides some detail, and also raises questions about whether there's a U.S. shortage of STEM workers

Apple's Eddy Cue Takes Cue From Boss, Auctions Off Lunch Date For Charity

Top bid so far, $11,500, will go to middle-school student program that awards free tickets to NCAA basketball games

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