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Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in

GitHub Education is now free for schools

GitHub, the code sharing and collaboration platform that Microsoft is acquiring, today announced that its GitHub Education suite of services is now available for free to any school that wants to use i

Google’s new Tour Creator lets students make their own VR tours

Google today launched a new tool for teachers and their students called Tour Creator, which allows anyone to create their own VR tour using imagery from Google’s Street View or their own 360-deg

Amazon’s TenMarks releases a new curriculum for educators that teaches kids writing using digital assistants, text messaging and more

Amazon is expanding its efforts in the education technology space today with the launch of a new curriculum from TenMarks, the company it acquired several years ago which previously only focused on ma

Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans

In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet through the use of maps and satellite imagery,

Epigrammar uses student annotations to improve classroom discussions, tests and comprehension

Classroom collaboration software exists, but Epigrammar thinks its approach better tackles the issue of student grammar, test creation and comprehension. Teachers can help facilitate student conversat

Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide

Hot on the heels of Pandora’s public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make its service more appealing to younger users by rolling out disco

Check I’m Here raises a million dollars for its student engagement platform

Check I’m Here, a platform that helps colleges and universities track student engagement with campus activities, has raised a million dollars in a Series A round of funding to continue to grow i

Amazon ends its student loan partnership with Wells Fargo, six weeks after launch

Amazon’s latest perk — discounted student loans, aimed at Amazon Prime Student customers — is no more, according to a report from Bloomberg, and confirmed by both companies. The p

Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft's Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly

Amazon Prime’s latest perk is discounted student loans

Amazon Prime is known for its 2-day shipping service and other perks, like free movies and TV shows for streaming through Prime Video and unlimited photo storage, among other things. But now you can a

Students demonstrate their HoloLens apps after a quarter of VR and AR design

It's just about impossible to get your hands on Microsoft's impressive mixed-reality HoloLens platform these days — unless you're a computer science student at the University of Washington. Then you

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!” In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. Th

Apple Music’s new student membership option discounts the service by 50%

Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and

Who has their hand on the tap of deal flow?

Universities in the U.S. are a wellspring of innovation, but they are almost certainly killing off some (really) good ideas too early. Investors should be paying more attention to how innovation is tr

Future Finance raises $171M to grow its student loan platform in Europe

The idea of student loans is still a relatively new one in many parts of Europe, where university education in several countries is either entirely or largely subsidised by the government. But as t

The Tab Raises $3M For Its Hyperlocal News Site Written By Unpaid Student Journalists

The online disruption of journalism continues apace. Today The Tab, a hyperlocal news site aimed at young people and written mainly by “grassroots” (read: unpaid) student journalists, has

Friendsy Gets $500k To Grow Its .edu-Only U.S. Tinder Rival

Stay long enough in tech and you'll see the same ideas being recycled, usually with a slight twist. To wit: Friendsy, a student-only social network that's aiming to bringing Tinder-style meet-up ease

Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites

Google Classroom, the company’s educational initiative that launched last year to allow teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with each other using Google tools and services, ha

Snapsolve For iPhone Lets Students Get Homework Help Just By Taking A Photo

A new mobile application called Snapsolve, launching today, is offering a way for students to receive help with their homework, just by snapping a photo of the problem at hand. However, unlike automat
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