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Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade

Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade
Would you look forward to school if you could roleplay, level up and earn real rewards in class? If so, ask your teachers to check out Classcraft. Designed by 11th grade Physics teacher and web developer…
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Center Staple Solves a First-World Problem Most Students Face

Center Staple Solves a First-World Problem Most Students Face
Despite the move to eBooks and tablets, papers and printed reports are still a part of life. At least, they are, if you had a course in school where you had to turn in papers and…
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Want to Be a Mermaid? There’s a School For That

Want to Be a Mermaid? There’s a School For That
I’m sure a lot of little girls wanted to become mermaids at some point in their lives. I’m guessing probably after they watched The Little Mermaid or some other movie which featured the mythical creatures. There’s…
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Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing
Dentists have Simroid and Hanako to practice on, while doctors also have their own simulator robots which they use to perform simulated surgeries. It was only a matter of time before vets got their own robots…
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Bulletproof Whiteboard Offers Those in the Classroom a Last Line of Defense

Bulletproof Whiteboard Offers Those in the Classroom a Last Line of Defense
My heart breaks every time I hear about school shootings and other incidents where people with guns fire at innocent people for no apparent reason. It’s especially heartbreaking if it happens at a school, no less,…
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13-Year-Old Creates Candy Bar to Fatten Up His College Fund

13-Year-Old Creates Candy Bar to Fatten Up His College Fund
When I was 13, I wasn’t thinking about college. No, at that time, I was worried about whether or not I’d get accepted for the school paper and how I was going to ask my parents…
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“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks
Scientists and researchers around the world are always investigating better ways to help children learn important subjects like math and science. A group of researchers at Durham University has been working for the last three years…
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Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…
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School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs
Is this evidence that Parkland High School was built upon the ancient crash site of the Millennium Falcon? Are they secretly planning a Smugglers school? Did George Lucas re-edit this institution?…
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Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?
I’m not boasting, but most of my college textbooks look pristine. That means that you won’t find any highlights, notes, or markings on any of their pages. Not because I plan to resell them or anything…
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Lord of the Rings You Shall Not Pass Stamp: G+ for Gandalf

Lord of the Rings You Shall Not Pass Stamp: G+ for Gandalf
This hilarious self-inking stamp is a great accessory for teachers. It puts a dash of humor to an otherwise sorry state of affairs – a failing grade.…
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School Phone Ban Spawns New Industry: Gadget Storage Trucks

School Phone Ban Spawns New Industry: Gadget Storage Trucks
I remember back in high school when everyone would scramble to hide their cell phones in every nook or cranny whenever an unannounced inspection was about to be conducted. Teachers eventually learned which hiding spots students…
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Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More
Remember when life was a whole lot simpler and we didn’t use or even need a ton of electronics to live our lives? No iPods, no mobile phones, no laptop computers or tablets, no cars, and…
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Yale School of Medicine Hands Out 520 iPads to Students

Yale School of Medicine Hands Out 520 iPads to Students
I can tell you from experience that no matter what sort of degree in the medical field you are pursuing you will have a ton of textbooks. One of the anatomy books I had in college…
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Wi-Fi Network Party Invites: Hopefully No Creeps Around

Wi-Fi Network Party Invites: Hopefully No Creeps Around
Planning a house party for the beginning of the Fall? Don’t know all of your neighbors yet? Use your Wi-Fi network to invite everyone on your block! Wait a second, is this actually a smart idea?…
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Nintendo Wants Ds in Schools in Japan, Forgets Every Japanese Kid Already has One

Nintendo Wants Ds in Schools in Japan, Forgets Every Japanese Kid Already has One
… possible even two. Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto told Forbes that he’s “devoting” himself to finding out more ways to get the Nintendo DS as well as the Wii into schools. Miyamoto also said…
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