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Tag: School

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 weighed a good ten pounds.

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?

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 that Nintendo will start “to roll out the Nintendo DS system in junior high and elementary schools in Japan starting in the new school year.”

Fbi Probes Case of Alleged School Spying on Students via Webcam

Fbi Probes Case of Alleged School Spying on Students via Webcam
Back when I was in school, I often suspected that the teachers were dumbasses. I was never able to get the proof I needed back then, but a bunch of outright morons at a school district in Pennsylvania have proven me correct once and for all.

Space Invaders Explain Their Simple Plan on Your Wall, Courtesy of Blik Vinyl Decals

Space Invaders Explain Their Simple Plan on Your Wall, Courtesy of Blik Vinyl Decals
How do you think the Space Invaders figured out their marching orders? With this simple plan, of course! Now you too can embellish your bedroom wall with a constant reminder of exactly how to increase speed, drop down and reverse direction – just in case you need to do that sort of thing for your job.

Tap Your Screen if You’Re Present: iPhone to Take Attendance in Japanese University

Tap Your Screen if You’Re Present: iPhone to Take Attendance in Japanese University
If there’s one thing I can say about the Japanese, it’s that they’re weird. Now if there are two things I can say about the Japanese, then I say they’re weird and they’re quick to embrace technology.

Pre-Chewed Pencils Require Less Effort

Pre-Chewed Pencils Require Less Effort
Getting students to stay “on task,” as they say, is a constant challenge in the modern school, but one company thinks they have part of the answer. British design company Concentrate has just debuted a new age in the ABCs of reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic… but in this case, that means “already-been-chewed.”

High School Drafting Made Fun

High School Drafting Made Fun
While I cut my teeth playing my Atari 2600, I never realized that I could use mine as a creative solution to completing my homework assignments. I guess I just wasn’t that crafty. Here’s a guy who managed to turn an Atari joystick into a drafting project for his high school industrial arts class.