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Welcoming Flipgrid to the Microsoft family – Microsoft EDU

June 18, 2018

If you want to see what a movement looks like, search #FlipgridFever on Twitter, or walk into any classroom that’s using Flipgrid. The enthusiasm radiating from Flipgrid’s community is a reflection of how the product began – in the classroom. Back in 2015, Dr. Charlie Miller, Jim Leslie and Phil Soran came together to envision […]

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Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid – TechCrunch

June 18, 2018

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans. The Minneapolis-based startup, which began life as Vidku, has had strong growth for an experience that has been alternatively described as Instagram and Snapchat for the classroom. Early last year, it reported an 800 percent year-over-year growth […]

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VR helps us remember – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Maryland have found that people remember information better if it is presented in VR vs. on a two-dimensional personal computer. This means VR education could be an improvement on tablet or device-based learning. “This data is exciting in that it suggests that immersive environments could offer new pathways for improved […]

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Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, […]

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Google’s Family Link software now recommends ‘teacher-approved’ apps – TechCrunch

June 12, 2018

Google today is expanding the capabilities of its Android parental control software, Family Link, to go beyond helping parents better manage their child’s device and app usage. Now, the Family Link app will also help parents learn about what apps they may want to install for their kids, as well. In a new discovery section, […]

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Google wants to make the college search easier – TechCrunch

June 12, 2018

Google Search is getting an update today that will put data about colleges front and center when you search for a school’s name. The idea here is somewhat similar to what Google did with its job search feature. In this case, the company aggregates data about a school that’s typically hard to find and then […]

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Join Microsoft Education at ISTE 2018 – Microsoft EDU

June 6, 2018

Please join us at the 2018 ISTE Conference & Expo taking place June 24th-27th in Chicago, Illinois. Register for ISTE 2018 here. If you won’t be at ISTE this year, don’t worry! You can tune into What’s New in EDU: Live from ISTE each day the week of ISTE. You can also tune in on […]

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Page Locking comes to OneNote Class Notebooks – Microsoft EDU

June 5, 2018

By Mike Tholfsen Posted on June 5, 2018 at 9:04 am Educators face an array challenges, not least of which is ongoing classroom management. As more and more teachers use Class Notebooks, stand alone or integrated with Microsoft Teams, the most common request we’ve heard from teachers is the ability to “lock” a page. This […]

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Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more – TechCrunch

June 5, 2018

Udacity today announced a new partnership with Google that will make a number of career courses freely available to recent graduates and mid-career professionals. The free career courses, which mark a first for Udacity, will focus on helping employees improve their chances of getting a job, no matter whether that’s a first job or we […]

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Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market – TechCrunch

May 31, 2018

Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft’s footsteps with a move into the education market. The company this morning announced a new education initiative, Roblox Education, that will offer a free curriculum to educators, along with international summer coding camps, and a free online “Creator Challenge” in […]

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