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If you're up for a new phone soon, you may be closely examining the tech specs of the top phones available today. Or you may just be in love with Apple or Android. Either way, it's worth looking at some of the basics of the new iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and popular Samsung Galaxy S3.
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The Chicago Teachers Strike may be over but that doesn't mean the discussion has ended. The debate continues online, on air, and in the schools. So what was it all about? You probably know what they're saying on the news and what's been written online ... but what are the actual statistics behind the strike?
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Want to build your own pyramid? How about some rice terraces? Sure, you could use some fancy modern equipment and take the easy way out... Or you could only use the tools available to those in times like 2500 B.C. and the like.
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Over 75% of US students regularly choose not to buy the textbooks their professors require, a recent student survey conducted by the e-textbook publisher Bookboon.com has revealed. This is mainly because students find textbooks too expensive and are frustrated by the fact that often only a few chapters from the books are used. In total 2164 US students participated in the survey.
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We know that education is changing. More classes are happening online, classrooms are flipped, project based learning is key. But more or less, students still attend school from roughly age 5 until they're about 18, and then head off to college. Right? Are you sure?
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There are a lot of great teachers out there. But what, exactly, makes a teacher a great teacher? Is their approach to their students and their classroom different? Check out this infographic to see what great teachers are doing and just how their actions have touched students' lives.
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School has been around for a couple thousand years, give or take, and thus, in some form or another, so has an incarnation of what we now call the "Back to School season". Now, students and their parents flock to stores with credit cards at the ready, prepared to purchase all the trimmings of a successful school year. Carts are filled with new clothes, sneakers, notebooks, pens and pencils, and other accoutrements.
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Developers with the right mix of skills can find boundless opportunity in the multibillion-dollar mobile app industry. Mobile app developers hail from different walks of life—A software engineer, a tech-savvy business entrepreneur or a web designer may have what it takes to create the next top-selling app.
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Does Lady Gaga actually have as many Twitter followers as you see on her account? Does President Obama or Governor Romney? Thanks to a fresh infographic, we now have a somewhat terrifying look at the 'other' side of Twitter. It's filled with fake followers, fake accounts, and people making money off of everything.
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Do you drive a Chevy Volt? Do you want to? I'm seeing them on the road almost every day now. By this time next year, that will be quite a modest number I'd think. At least that's according to the current trends.
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Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives: we use it to learn, to shop, to pay bills, and to entertain ourselves. Not surprisingly, younger generations are heavily influenced by computers in a way that changes the way they retain information and the ways they develop opinions about culture.
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The amount of technology flooding into classrooms may vary widely, but there's no denying that it's a red-hot trend in education. A new study further bolsters this idea as it's found that digital devices are saving students time, are widely accepted, and are actually making students more likely to do their homework.
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A cheap and durable laptop for every child? Sounds great to me. But as you probably know by now, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative has hit quite a few obstacles. From a weakened dollar to rising production costs to lackluster promotions, there's been a few hiccups.
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How many students are projected to use mobile devices by the year 2016? How many are using devices while learning right now? How much is spent every year on textbooks? We now know the staggering results of these and other questions thanks to a report from T-Mobile.
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People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?