education

big telecom

Verizon Says It Won’t Increase Fees on Education App After All

The telecom company responded to criticism from teachers and parents saying it will waive the new text message fees for this specific use.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.19
Verizon

Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones

Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.14.19
machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth
10.29.18
digital divide

School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead

But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.18
great ideas

Welp, There’s a Cryptocurrency Wallet for Kids Now

Can Pigzbe’s Wollo token really be “family-friendly”?
Jordan Pearson
4.11.18
HOTY2017

The Software Developer Bringing Diversity to Your Reading List

Kaya Thomas created WeReadToo to share books by authors of color featuring characters of color.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.17
BECAUSE REASONS

The US Has Withdrawn from a UN Agency that Teaches Kids to Read and Protects Ruins

UNESCO runs programs for education, preservation, and conservation.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.12.17
nothing is real

Developers Are Already Impressed With Apple's Augmented Reality Software

"It tends to just work."
Kevin Wong
6.13.17
school daze

Hacker Steals Millions of User Account Details from Education Platform Edmodo

The data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.
Joseph Cox
5.11.17
Science

Florida Bills Would Let Citizens Remove Textbooks That Mention Climate Change and Evolution

One resident complained that “evolution is now taught as fact”.
Rosemary Westwood
5.2.17
Tedium

Educational Video Games Just Never Got Things Right

The problem with edutainment in the 1990s was that, while it covered the education, it didn’t do enough to entertain the kids.
Ernie Smith
4.24.17
machine learning learning

Could AI Replace Student Testing?

Artificial intelligence-based systems could provide constant feedback to students and teachers.
Michael Byrne
3.5.17
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