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Here's a great tool to start using in your classroom. The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has just unveiled his latest project: The Web Index. It's a look at how the web has affected countries around the world. There are only 61 countries measured so far but Berners-Lee says the data will continue to flow in as the index grows.
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There's a whole new classroom model and it's a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you'd typically see. There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster "curiosity and creativity."
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All 13-year-old students must now take a manadatory Minecraft course at the Viktor Rydberg school in Stockholm, Sweden.
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According to a recent study, not only does the US have a lower percentage of households with personal computers, but also offers slower bandwidth per user than countries such as Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and others. A new infographic from OEDB spells out exactly what it means to 'use the Internet effectively' and which countries are doing it best.