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This foldable cardboard desk gives kids in developing nations a place for homework

This foldable cardboard desk gives kids in developing nations a place for homework But a new invention simply called the Letter Desk could help change that.The desk is compact and made of cardboard, making it light enough for children to carry around without a struggle.

Microsoft commits $10 billion to bring broadband internet to rural America

Microsoft commits $10 billion to bring broadband internet to rural America There's not a Starbucks or Soul Cycle on every corner, and broadband internet access isn't always a given.The company's new $10 billion Rural Airband Initiative is aimed at filling the gap of underserved rural Americans with affordable high-speed internet.

Professor shares sad picture of empty classroom when no students show up

Professor shares sad picture of empty classroom when no students show up Look, some of us have skipped class here and there for whatever reason.But it's pretty bad when everyone does the same too.

This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech

This new AP course could drastically improve diversity in tech org, a nonprofit that works to create more diversity in tech, believes there's finally one promising solution within reach.That would be a popular new Advanced Placement course called Computer Science Principles.

ding for kids? littleBits teaches the essentials through intuitive games

ding for kids? littleBits teaches the essentials through intuitive games It teaches coding through an activity students love, making and playing games.The littleBits Code Kit is an introduction to coding in the classroom that promises it will engage students.

Kahoot! learning game platform closes $20 million series A round

Kahoot! learning game platform closes $20 million series A round The educational game platform Kahoot!has boosted its series A funding round with an additional $10 million.

Rihanna met Emmanuel Macron and her handshake was way better than Trump's

Rihanna met Emmanuel Macron and her handshake was way better than Trump's The bad gal has been using her voice to spotlight girls education issues around the globe in partnership with her Clara Lionel Foundation.Those efforts landed her a meeting with France's President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron, and upon seeing photos of their encounter, people are ready for Rihanna's political moment.

George and Amal Clooney to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school

George and Amal Clooney to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school George and Amal Clooney are stepping up their efforts to help Syrian refugee children get a formal education in Lebanon.The Clooney Foundation for Justice said it's teaming up with Google and HP Inc to support the U.

Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks Granted, the Surface Laptop ships with a free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro through the end of 2017, after which it’ll cost $50.Tiger Direct’s bold header claims that the N24 runs “Windows 10 Pro National Academic Standard,” while its technical specifications page states that the laptop features “Windows 10 Professional 64bit; runs all popular business applications with ease.

Beme a certified self-driving car engineer from the mfort of your uch

Beme a certified self-driving car engineer from the mfort of your uch ” Udacity's self-driving car engineer nanodegree is a micro-credential that has been assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as equivalent to a 60 credit package of learning at Level 9 (Masters level) on the New Zealand Qualification's Framework (NZQF).The Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree programme covers deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, controllers, and related automotive hardware skills and takes nine months of part time study.

A Kiwi startup is revolutionising education and workplace training with virtual reality

A Kiwi startup is revolutionising education and workplace training with virtual reality They distinguish themselves by leveraging half a decade of experience in creating virtual worlds for global entertainment brands and professional organisations.Three, in particular, stood out to me, the x-ray machine, commercial factory and virtual observatory.

Access to Music branches into games with 1 million investment

Access to Music branches into games with 1 million investment The curriculum will be managed by Mikael Hellberg, who previously worked at the British arm of the Swedish games education provider, PlaygroundSquad.Students will receive training for up to two years, and will leave with a B-Tech qualification extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.

University will offer places over Snapchat because Gen Z hates phone calls

University will offer places over Snapchat because Gen Z hates phone calls 17, Staffordshire University in the West Midlands is hoping to communicate on Snapchat with students going through Clearing, and will be offering places on courses over the platform.Traditionally students would speak to university advisers over the phone, but one recent study found Gen Z to be far less comfortable talking over the phone than millennials.

Kiwi kids attempt world rerd - to get the most kids ding in 24hrs

Kiwi kids attempt world rerd - to get the most kids ding in 24hrs Kiwi kids all over the country will attempt to set a new world record this Tuesday - to get the most kids coding in 24 hours.Launched by Code Club Australia last year, Moonhack is open to all children, from complete novices to experienced coders.

"Learn-to-play" studio Lightneer closes seed funding at $5 million

"Learn-to-play" studio Lightneer closes seed funding at $5 million New studio Lightneer has closed its seed funding round at $5 million, following a flurry of investment.The round was spearheaded by the Chicago and San Francisco-based GSV Acceleration, with investment from Helsinki's IPR.

Malala Yousafzai reveals which college she'll be attending on Twitter (congrats!)

Malala Yousafzai reveals which college she'll be attending on Twitter (congrats!) On Thursday morning, the recent high school graduate announced on Twitter that she would be attending Oxford University to study philosophy, politics, and economics.The 20 year old, who began tweeting in July, shared a screenshot of her confirmation status to the university, expressing her excitement and wishing fellow students good luck in the years ahead.