‘Instagram for classwork’ Seesaw in 1/2 of US schools

Kids don't try their hardest unless they think someone's watching. Overcrowded classrooms and distracted parents can make pouring effort into school work feel pointless. But Seesaw's app turns their a

RagTagd reinvents the lost and found

Each day, kids go to school and lose things. But RagTagd, a Sydney-based company, is looking to fix that. RagTagd is a service that provides ultra-simple RFID tags in kids’ school uniforms and s

Crunch Report | Jay Z Has Arrived

More news about Jay Z's new venture (Arrive), robots that fix their mistakes and Y Combinator launches its MOOC. All this on Crunch Report.

Apple’s ConnectED Program Participation Brings Macs, iPads And More To Underserved Schools

Apple’s $100 million commitment to President Obama’s ConnectED program has resulted in Macs, Apple TV, and iPads being introduced to 114 schools, the bulk of which cater to students who qu

Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better

Back in February, we wrote about a smartphone app for school teachers called Quick Key, the low-fi demo video that had just gone viral. The app's optical scanner quickly grades Scantron answer sheets,

Schools Now Tracking Your Kids' Bus Rides Using GPS

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NOOKstudy: Barnes & Nobles' free digital foray into the education market lets students read e-textbooks, take fully searchable notes & highlights

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Who needs privacy? 56,000 photos taken in Philly school district kerfuffle

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iPad banned from several American universities over 'security' concerns

<img src="" />Three high-profile American universities, Cornell University, Princeton University, and George Washington University, have

Outrage: School accused of using laptop to take photos of student at his home without his knowledge

<img src="" />It's the start of yet another lazy Saturday, so let's make things a little more interesting with a side dish of <i>outrage

Wi-Fi school bus keeps kids quiet

<img src="" alt="" />A school district in Arizona has outfitted one of its school buses with a $200 mobile 3G Wi-Fi router and $60-per-month

School district buys 131 iPod touches, for education

<img src="" />A school district in North Carolina just placed an order for 131 iPod touches to be used to help kids with their readin' an

IT grad can't find job, sues her college

<img src="" alt="unemployed" />Who hasn't thought about suing their college for some reason or another? Trina Thompson i

Dell goes to school with Latitude 2100 netbooks

<img src="" alt="2100" />Dell's previously-rumored educational netbooks are here. The Latitude 2100 series has

Student trying to alert school to computer vulnerability instead charged with three felonies

Dear school administrators, What’s the best way to ensure that your computer network remains riddled with security vulnerabilities that leave you, your personnel and [someone think of the] schoo

Parents want SMS, web updates from teachers

A report recently came out that says parents and teachers are not communicating. Parents blame their busy schedules for not being able to meet with teachers.The report also said that parents know more

Brazilian foundation adopts Intel Classmate PC

Brazil will be joining its cousin Portugal in deploying Intel’s Classmate PC in the classroom. Cnet has an adorable story of a Brazilian foundation, Fundação Bradesco, that has introduced the

Students, putting games on your TI-84 calculator is pretty easy

This is an oldie but a goodie—just like CBS FM in New York—especially as school starts pretty soon for kids in the northeast. It’s step-by-step instructions on how to install games o

Parents blame kids' failing test scores on Wikipedia

Dumb kids in Scotland are failing tests not because they’re dumb, or because they haven’t properly prepared, but because Wikipedia is evil and mean and “littered with inaccuracies.&#

UK sorely lacking properly educated game developers

Where have all the [UK] game designers gone? Not to a proper school, apparently. Yup, a new report out of the North East shows that there aren’t nearly enough accredited universities in Britain
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