Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

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Description: Technology will be used as a more mainstream approach for education in 2015. Source: Tech Crunch Date: January 3, 2015     Of course, classrooms have been using computers for decades, but 2014 was a year when many schools began to adopt technology as an embedded, natural part of teaching and learning. As many schools have… Read more »

Fund a Mission to the Moon on Kickstarter

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Description: With hopes to get a time capsule to the moon, a campaign has been started on Kickstarter. Source: CNN Money Date: November 21, 2014 Lunar Mission One has turned to Kickstarter to raise some of the money needed to send a time capsule to the moon. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1. Would you help fund… Read more »

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Guide for Youth

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Description: Facebook is taking the issue of teen suicide very seriously with the launch of this new initiative hoping to make a difference in the cause. Source: TechVibes Date: September 11, 2014   Yesterday Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Take Notes on Your Laptop or Tablet

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Description: Students who took written notes were proven to out-perform their peers who took digital notes. Source: Psychology Today Date: June 3rd, 2014 It’s a fact: Most students (and employees) can type faster than they can write. So it’s only logical that typing notes on a laptop or tablet would be better when listening to a fast paced… Read more »

Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

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Description: MasterCard has recently launched a new campaign that hopes to drive more women into the STEM industries. Source: TechVibes Date: September 19, 2014 Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women. For those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of… Read more »

IBM Launches Multi-million Dollar Private Cloud Computing Platform to Canadian Universities

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Description: IBM announces that starting early 2014 they will be launching a cloud computing platform to Nova Scotia’s Universities. The hope is to better equip future graduates with the skills required to enhance and grow the province’s economy. Source: TechVibes Date: November 28, 2013 IBM announced this week that it is contributing a multi-million dollar private… Read more »

Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

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Description: The American Higher Education system is ready for a redesign. Many scholars and University systems have called for a new form of education and it appears Coursera is establishing itself as a trailblazer toward this reformation. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 7th, 2013 Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC… Read more »

How Social Media Can Reunite Lost Children With Their Families

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Description: After using social media to locate and successful return his daughter home, Tony Luftis offers his words of wisdom to help other parents locate their missing children. Source: Mashable Date: January 26th, 2013 In November 2011, Tony Loftis’s 13-year-old daughter Allie ran away from their suburban hometown of Wayland, Mass. Allie was last seen… Read more »

Student Hacker Expelled After Pointing Out Massive Security Flaw

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Description: It appears that a security flaw across Quebec’s higher education system has ended in one student’s expulsion. After exposing a major system weakness Ahmed Al-Khabaz was voted out of his school’s computer science department. Source: FastCompany Date: January 22nd, 2013 Last fall, a 20-year-old computer science student named Ahmed Al-Khabaz at Dawson College in Montreal… Read more »

Could Online Education Be the End of the Typical College Experience?

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Description: A new online education program is being piloted in California and some people believe it could be the end of College as we know it. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 15th, 2013 Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one of its campuses… Read more »