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If you want a wider range of kids learning how to code, it's not enough to encourage the students; you have to train the teachers, too. Accordingly, Code.org is launching a training campaign to help teachers promote programming in 60 high-diversity public school districts. The goal is to expose pu...

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Who doesn't love filling an idle hour with a good ol' bit of TED? Now, the people behind those share-worthy ideas are bringing us TED-Ed: a new lesson-based YouTube channel. Aimed primarily at high-schoolers, the initiative invites teachers to submit their "best lesson" in a youthful mind-friendly ...

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It is fun, I've decided, to overthink things in life. This is especially relevant in MMOs, where we've long since taken absolutely bizarre staples as the accepted status quo. Sure, it's all polite fiction that allows developers to merge necessary game mechanics with a veneer of credibility, but m...

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We've heard a few horror stories from Sweden already about excessive WoW-playing there -- we've reported on a 15-year-old collapsing after not taking any breaks, and we've even heard from a teacher in that country who's targeted World of Warcraft as a challenge to her students' attention. But now on...

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Welcome to today's edition of Ask WoW Insider, in which we publish your questions for dissection by the peanut gallery -- now with extra snark and commentary by one of our writers. This week a Swedish teacher writes in: Dear WoWI, I am a teacher in Sweden, teaching kids aged thirteen to fourteen. I ...

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A Grand Prairie, Texas teacher is in hot water with parents after a homework assignment doled out to his students this week. Rather than your typical 2 + 2 exercises, he went high tech and had them decode 20 text message abbreviations. Unfortunately, the exercise went pear-shaped when parents of the...

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Quite a lot has transpired in the android universe in the past two years, and it's fairly safe to say that Kansei has made a few solid strides during that time as well. A Japanese research team has purportedly crafted a working prototype that can "pull up to 36 different facial expressions based o...

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Let's face it, not all of us will have the luxury of attending a school where we get to construct massive LEGO machines or learn how to become savvy in SMS, but a developing technology that tracks student emotions could help tutors and distance instructors alike in keeping kids focused while learnin...

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