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Prepare to bee educated with Gro Flowers

Gro Flowers is a fantastic educational game meant for children between the ages of 0-5. It teaches children about the benefits of biodiversity and pollination. Gro Flowers takes a hands on approach to learning about these topics instead of...

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TUAW TV Live: Apple goes to school

This week on TUAW TV Live, I am covering for Steve Sande while he is sailing the ocean blue. Today I will talk about Apple's big plans for education and some of our favorite apps and accessories we use to be life-long learners. Time to dust off the...

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iPad: The ultimate textbook

The school district probably won't be too keen on slicing up a pricey textbook, but there's no doubt it's now much more useful. [Photo Credit: Anthony DiLaura]...

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One man's story about how Macs saved him from his learning disabilities as a child

Now that he's an adult Mike McHargue is the CTO of the Zimmerman Agency, finding success in advertising and social music. But McHargue wasn't always on the path for success that landed him where he is today. As a child, he struggled with learning...

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Romo: The cute robot with an iPhone for a brain

Romo is a toy with a purpose: to teach kids (and adults) some programming concepts while they're having fun. The US$149 robot uses the power of your iPhone or iPod touch as its brains and face, and the result is charming and educational. Not only...

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Play-i uses adorable robots to teach children programming, and it might be the future of educational play

This past May we reported about Play-i, a startup by former Google and Apple employees that was seeking to make programmable educational robots for children. The robots would teach children as young as five years old how to code, with a scaling...

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Turn your iPhone into a high-power digital microscope for around $10

There are few things I like more than seeing someone come up with a startlingly low-cost solution to an otherwise expensive problem. Instructables user Yoshinok has done just that by turning a few pieces of Plexiglas, a laser pointer and an iPhone...

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Massive budget SNAFU further damages LA's student iPad program

There's likely nothing more embarrassing for educators than messing up their own arithmetic, but as the LA Times reports, that's just what happened with the Los Angeles school district's student iPad program. On top of the fact that a good number...

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The iPad's dramatic effect on special education

Teachers far and wide have already warmly embraced Apple's tablet for its wealth of educational possibilities, but a new VentureBeat article shows us a glimpse at how the iPad can be particularly beneficial for special needs students as well. Neil...

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Volkswagen unveils MARTA, an iOS auto repair app

While many augmented reality applications are largely consumer-facing, Volkswagen is instead empowering its technicians with an AR-centric tool to expedite repair and service. Using an iOS app named MARTA (Mobile Augmented Reality Technical...

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LA students override iPad restrictions, threaten program

As usual, the actions of a few are why the rest of us can't have anything nice... The Los Angeles Unified School District recently began rolling out a plan that would eventually provide iPads to every student in the LAUSD. However, within a week of...

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Updates to 'Apple and Education' web pages spotlight OS X, iOS in schools

Apple's getting into the "Back to School" vibe with a new look and feel -- and content -- for the Apple and Education website pages. A "Real Stories" page provides video interviews with a number of educators from various grade levels on how...

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Iowa high school delivers 1,425 MacBook Airs to students

The students at Ames High School in Iowa received a pleasant surprise this school year in the form of 1,425 brand-new MacBook Air notebooks, thanks to a program the district calls 21st Century Learning. The purchase cost a total of US$1.4 million,...

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Seven 'Steve Jobs Schools' open in the Netherlands

Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, kids are either preparing to go back to the classrooms or have already started school again. In the Netherlands, seven of what are called "Steve Jobs Schools" opened their doors today. The schools are focused on...

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Eleven iPad-centric schools to open in the Netherlands

Eleven schools in The Netherlands plan to replace blackboards, schedules and more with iPads. In fact, each student's entire educational career will hinge on Apple's revolutionary tablet device. Scheduled to open this August, the so-called "Steve...

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Los Angeles school gives out five iPads to elementary school students with exemplary attendance

The LA Daily News reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), in an effort to encourage students to show up to class, is giving away some pretty impressive gifts to students with exemplary attendance. Graduating senior Vanessa...

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