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Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian. COMPUDUCATION : Got my #3Doodler... Education Week. Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, one of the country's most prominent technology-infused high schools and the subject of our year-long "Innovation Gamble" series, will be the first school in the nation to roll out Dell's newly unveiled Chromebook 11.

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The switch—SLA has used Mac laptops for the past seven years, winning awards and national recognition along the way—sends interesting signals about both the business and pedagogical battles taking place in the world of educational technology. My colleague Michele Molnar over at Marketplace K-12 has the skinny on Dell's leap into manufacturing Chromebooks, inexpensive laptop computers that run Google's Chrome operating system, support web-based applications, and store users' information on the cloud.

She reports that Dell is joining Samsung and Acer in producing Chromebooks for the education market, which still heavily favors Apple's iPad as the digital learning device of choice. Videos by Jessica Kourkounis for Education Week. Happy Pi Day..... When's Happy Code Day? Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. TechOlympics Expo 2013. The INTERview: TechOlympics Special Edition. Don't miss the event...

The INTERview: TechOlympics Special Edition

TechOlympics Expo 2013! The 2013 TechOlympics Expo is just around the corner, and I know all of INTERalliance is getting electrified ! Even though people are coming for different reasons, we will all have an incredible experience networking with Fortune 500 companies, local startups, meeting fellow students from across . . . 2013 Ohio Educational Technology Conference: Schedule. Search Education – Google. Why K-12 schools are failing by not teaching SEARCH. Some rights reserved by flickr ID: miguelavg This past week I had the opportunity to spend a day with some of the faculty at Western Washington University talking about reverse instruction…or at least my idea of what that means.

Why K-12 schools are failing by not teaching SEARCH

To get started, we did a little reverse instruction of our own where I had them read the connectivism article by George Siemens before I arrived. Once I got there, we then set up the classroom for discussion with collaborative note taking and a back channel chat…both were new concepts to most present. However, as cool as it was to be talking with faculty at a University, I soon found myself appologizing for the K-12 system and its failure in providing students with the skills they need to be ready for college. The Teacher's Guide to Facebook. Facebook is the world's largest social network, reaching 1 billion active users at the beginning of October.

The Teacher's Guide to Facebook

People across the globe use Facebook to connect with old friends, share news about their lives and even to maximize their brand's social reach. SEE ALSO: The Beginner's Guide to Facebook In its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook lists a minimum age requirement of 13, which means that more and more students in high school and college are signing up for the social network. As a teacher, what should you do if a student sends you a friend request? Does age play a factor?

We spoke with teachers, professors and other education professionals about best Facebook practices to help answer these questions and more. Understanding Facebook's Atmosphere. Stem Sell: F1 and SAE Team Make Science Cool for Generation Next - Motor Trend Blog. SAE Team Photo Back to Article1 - 3 of 3Next Gallery Research a Vehicle Select Make Acura Aston Martin Audi Bentley Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Ferrari Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Infiniti Jaguar Jeep Kia Lamborghini Land Rover.

Stem Sell: F1 and SAE Team Make Science Cool for Generation Next - Motor Trend Blog

Google To Launch “For Everyone” Ad Campaign Around New Chromebooks, Expands Best Buy Partnership To 500 Stores. When Google announced the new $249 Chromebooks from Samsung this morning, the big message was that these computers are “for everyone.”

Google To Launch “For Everyone” Ad Campaign Around New Chromebooks, Expands Best Buy Partnership To 500 Stores

If that sounds like a marketing slogan, well, that’s exactly what it is — Chrome and Apps Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said Google is launching an ad campaign around that theme, starting with TV spots that should air tonight. This will actually be Google’s first big marketing push for the Chromebook, he said. Pichai compared the situation to the launch of Chrome, where Google waited until the team felt it was “really ready for the mainstream,” which meant that the first real ad campaign ran about year after Chrome first became available. You can see the first “For Everyone” ad below. It’s definitely aiming for a non-techie audience — there was no mention of specs or features, and in fact relatively few shots of the Chromebook itself (there was a fleeting glimpse of a toddler stepping on one).

College Is Dead. Long Live College! On Sept. 17, the Pakistani government shut down access to YouTube.

College Is Dead. Long Live College!

The purported reason was to block the anti-Muslim film trailer that was inciting protests around the world. One little-noticed consequence of this decision was that 215 people in Pakistan suddenly lost their seats in a massive, open online physics course. The free college-level class, created by a Silicon Valley start-up called Udacity, included hundreds of short YouTube videos embedded on its website. Some 23,000 students worldwide had enrolled, including Khadijah Niazi, a pigtailed 11-year-old in Lahore.