Neowin News Feed for: School Neowin News Feed for: School en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google releases new Android development curriculum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has released a new curriculum that educators can leverage to teach their students how to write Android apps using Kotlin. Google recommends that instructors have some programming knowledge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:08:01 +0000 The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School is 96% off for just $49 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fast-track your creative career with over 40 hours of CPD certified and expert-led training + 1 master project on the industry standard graphic design tools. <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Tue, 12 May 2020 16:46:01 +0000 COVID-19 lockdown exposes digital poverty in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The COVID-19 lockdown in the UK has brought the issue of digital poverty to the forefront. Many families in the country do not have access to a suitable computer or internet connection for education. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:56:01 +0000 Microsoft and UNICEF expand Learning Passport to help students affected by school closures <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last year, the Learning Passport initiative started out to help refugee students with educational opportunities. Now, it has been expanded to help students continue learning despite school closures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Mon, 20 Apr 2020 06:40:02 +0000 UK: Broadband firms will deal with Covid-19 stress <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As more people begin working from home the UK&#039;s broadband and mobile companies have said they&#039;ll be able to handle the increased demand from teleconferencing, gaming, and TV streaming. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:12:02 +0000 Microsoft Edge Insider builds now support sign-in from work and school accounts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced support for Azure Active Directory work and school accounts in Edge Canary, Dev, and Beta channel preview builds. It said that the feature was highly requested by users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:16:01 +0000 Logitech unveils rugged accessories for the newest iPad, aimed at 'students and learning' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Logitech has revealed three new rugged accessories for Apple&#039;s latest 9.7 inch iPad. The trio was designed for &#039;students and learning&#039;, and is available for order in packs of 10 in the US and Canada. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:50:01 +0000 Microsoft's co-founders hacked computer to meet girls while at school <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a BBC Radio interview, Gates gives a 42 minute overview of his accomplishments in life. Interestingly while at school, he and Paul Allen &#039;hacked&#039; the computer so Gates could be in all-girl classes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 15 Feb 2016 03:32:01 +0000 Acer announces the TravelMate B117, a notebook designed for the classroom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Acer, in collaboration with Microsoft has unveiled the TravelSmart B117, a notebook made for the education market, aiming to make collaboration between teachers and students much easier. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:02:01 +0000 Students would rather learn to code than study a foreign language, according to study <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a recent research by an online store, it seems that children would prefer to learn computer programming more than learn a foreign language. However, this was seen by some as an &quot;easy option.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:56:01 +0000 Study reveals smartphone ban at school helps boost students' test scores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent study has revealed that banning students from using their phones at school improved their test results. It also showed significant improvement of the test scores of underachieving students. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 19 May 2015 14:54:01 +0000 DivX Plus Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2094326630DivX.jpg" alt="" /></div>Based on the newest video compression standard, DivX HEVC strives to deliver up to 50% better compression than its H.264-based predecessor, DivX Plus HD. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:27:23 +0000 Facebook to provide certain students in North Carolina with free WiFi <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/542942797facebook-zuck.png" alt="" /></div>Just after a year of creating the project, Facebook is at it again. They have made plans with the Rutherford County School District to bring free WiFi to its students. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brockman Davis) Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:41:36 +0000 Microsoft: Over 540,000 students and teachers use Windows 8 in US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1779522441windows-8-logo-blue.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said today that 10 school systems and colleges all over the US are currently using Windows 8-based solutions. That&#039;s over over 540,000 students and teachers on the latest Microsoft OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:38:43 +0000 Wisconsin School buys 800 iPads with Microsoft's cash <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9275352771.jpg" alt="" /></div>A school in Madison, Wisconsin has purchased 800 iPads with funds received from a Microsoft settlement over a consumer lawsuit over software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:54:40 +0000 Chrome OS for business and for schools, with hardware subscriptions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google is not only releasing Chrome OS to the consumer market. At today&rsquo;s keynote at Google I/O, Google pushed the significance of Chrome OS in the enterprise. Touting partnerships with Citrix and other cloud/virtualization firms,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 11 May 2011 18:08:31 +0000 Internet safety to be taught in schools <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/240540843354.png" alt="" /></div>Lessons in how to use the Internet safely are to become a compulsory part of primary school education in England from 2011. Drawn up by the new UK Council on Child Internet Safety, the plans... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:03:34 +0000 School of gaming to open in New York <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1399584693metronewsl.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new public school is to open in New York next month, which will use video games and software packages such as LittleBigPlanet and Maya to teach its pupils, as well as board and card... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:26:18 +0000 Apple doing just peachy in education <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/apple-refurbished.png" alt="" /></div>Concurrent with reports that Apple seem to be doing well financially, the company seem to be tying the education market up nicely also. News reports from Macworld amongst other sites, are all nattering about... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 Jun 2009 22:54:53 +0000 Teen sends 10,000 texts with no messaging plan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/724233334cellphone.gif" alt="" /></div>It's not uncommon for teenagers to have cell phones as it seems nearly everyone has one these days. When a loving parent gave his teenage daughter a cell phone he thought was doing the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:41:55 +0000 Apple accuses web design school of using their logo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>A Saanich web design school is holding its ground, following a threat by Apple to take legal action if the local firm does not change a corporate logo it has used since 2005. Calling... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Mon, 06 Oct 2008 21:49:52 +0000 Japan Uses DS to Teach English <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nintendo_ds.gif" alt="" /></div>Nintendo is banned everywhere but the classroom at Tokyo Joshi Gakuen school in Japan as the ubiquitous DS consoles become the latest tool in English instruction. Junior high school teacher Motoko Okubo has used the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:39:18 +0000 Hack this school network, win a router <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There's a wireless router gathering dust in Bob LaRocca's office. It's yours if you can hack into his network. First, some background: LaRocca is director of IT security with the School District of Palm... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Dec 2007 23:22:37 +0000 NY School Opens Lab for Serious Games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new research lab at the prestigious Parsons design school aims to develop video games with a conscience - called &quot;serious games&quot; - and study whether playing them can be a force for social good.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:22:48 +0000 Linux wins Nigerian school desktops back from Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has apparently lost out in trying to persuade Nigeria's government to use Windows over Linux even after bribing a local supplier with a $400,000 marketing contract. Microsoft gave the money to the supplier... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Nov 2007 17:59:42 +0000 3Com hits back at U.K. school Wi-Fi skeptics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British schools are wasting money on wireless networks that don't work properly, claimed 3Com and specialist reseller 802UK. The two companies kicked off a fight back against anti-Wi-Fi misinformation, arguing that not only is wireless... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 04 Jul 2007 05:18:42 +0000 School Sued Over MySpace Photo Response <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Be careful how you portray yourself on the Internet. One day you may regret it or, alternatively, possibly make some money with a nice lawsuit. Stacy Snyder posted a photo entitled &quot;Drunken Pirate&quot; on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 29 Apr 2007 17:16:04 +0000 The Online High School <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BBC News website has published an article about the first ever online school, where pupils attend virtual classes by simply logging on. The school is aimed at children who have had problems with attending... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:13:14 +0000 High school shooting avoided thanks to MySpace <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Five students have been arrested after planning to perform a shooting at their high school in Riverton, Kansas. The plot was foiled after one of the teens posted a message on the popular networking website,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:02:00 +0000 Windows Vista Testing: The School of Hard Knocks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Some time this month, if Microsoft sticks to schedule, the company will deliver its latest test build of Windows Vista to hundreds of thousands of testers. Seems like a perfect time to contemplate how well... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:33:08 +0000 Bill Gates Donates $40m To Old School <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, is to donate $40 million to his old school in Seattle. Lakeside is a fee-paying school and the money from Microsoft will go towards scholarships for children in the local area.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Howard Thomson) Mon, 26 Sep 2005 21:47:12 +0000 Oxford Students Suspended for Hacking School Network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two Oxford students have been suspended after admitting to gaining unauthorized access to the university's IT network. Patrick Foster, 20, and Roger Waite, 21, claimed they had carried out the hack to expose security flaws.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 01 Nov 2004 16:12:51 +0000 Thompson links GTA with US school murder plot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Florida-based lawyer Jack Thompson has launched his latest attack on the interactive entertainment industry, telling the media that Grand Theft Auto was used by a Massachusetts teenager to prepare for a planned massacre at his... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 11 Oct 2004 14:56:02 +0000 School for Hackers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A presentation on how to be the first to exploit new flaws in Web server software was deemed &quot;just as cool for white hats as for black hats&quot; attending the Defcon 12 conference here over... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 02 Aug 2004 18:57:41 +0000 Tablet PCs Go to School <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For years educators and computer vendors have explored ways in which technology could aid with learning. Back in the 1980s when PCs first became affordable, technology was considered something to be taught, but now is... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 21 Jan 2004 22:17:30 +0000 School Tycoon Demo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Catdaddy Games has released a playable demo of School Tycoon, allowing you to try out this upcoming simulation strategy game that presents kids with the ultimate fantasy - the opportunity to rule their own school.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Sat, 03 Jan 2004 10:34:16 +0000 Swiss school sets up antivirus center <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of Switzerland's top universities, has joined forces with technology heavyweights to declare war on computer viruses and hackers. Along with IBM, Sun Microsystems Laboratories and Credit... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 19 Sep 2003 15:29:51 +0000 Scholastic's The Magic School Bus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Quick Info File Name: MSBWhalesDemo.exe - Download Size: 5393 KB - Date Published: 4/25/2003 - Version: 1 Overview Play Bring Back the Beluga Game as seen in Scholastic's The... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Sat, 26 Apr 2003 18:14:19 +0000 UK school plans retinal scans in the dinner queue <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Retinal scans are to be used by a Sunderland school to identify pupils. (Ed: pupils, retinal scanners, heh, heh, nevermind...) From next September, the Venerable Bede Church of England Aided School is to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:05:18 +0000 Sun Goes Back to School with uPortal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Showing its support for open source development in higher education, Sun Microsystems Wednesday said it would redouble its support of the uPortal code. uPortal is a set of Java classes and XML/XSL... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 05 Oct 2002 11:37:32 +0000