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Biometric Video Game Helps Kids Curb Their Temper

Written on October 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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RAGE Control video game was developed by the Boston Children’s hospital to help children control their anger

Kids generally have a short temper, especially when things don’t go their way. Luckily, the Boston Children’s Hospital has created a video game that will help them calm down and curb their anger.

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Special Bike Teaches Kids to Learn to Ride Faster

Written on September 03, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Gyrobike features a stabilizing front-wheel, helps children to ride the bike without the help of training wheels

Kids can now learn how to ride a bike faster, with the help of a special bike called the “Gyrobike”. Unlike the regular kid’s bike, the Gyrobike doesn’t feature a training wheels. Instead it makes use of a Stabilizing front-wheel, called the “Gyrowheel”.

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Canon Lets Users Watch Camera Tutorial Straight From Its LCD Screen

Written on July 26, 2012 by Lulu

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Learn to operate your Canon DSLR camera and improve your photography skills with a built-in camera tutorial

Learning to use a DSLR camera is no easy feat. DSLR cameras are more complicated than your regular point-and-shoot cameras. Some people even enroll themselves in photography classes to get themselves familiar with this type of camera.

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Study: Students With iPad Perform Better in School

Written on September 19, 2011 by Lulu

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A study shows that iPad can help students to become more efficient on studying.

Abilene Christian University has been conducting extensive studies on the possible effects of mobile devices on student learning for more than three years. As the Apple launched the iPad, the said university made an initiative to hand-out iPhones and iPod Touches to incoming freshmen.

The university’s iPad-specific research result is noted by TUAW as uniformly positive after a preview of some data. The study found out that students who annotated text on their iPad scored 25% higher on questions regarding the information transfer than their paper-based peers. Researchers who tracked ACU’s first all-digital class noted that the iPad promotes “learning moments,” and helps helps the students to be more efficient with their time than before. Even graduate students in an online program responded with a 95% satisfaction rate to online iPad-based coursework.

Though the results show that iPad will be a great help in studying, the researchers still said that the device isn’t ideal for every educational challenge.

Apple has seen quick educational adoption of their tablet earlier this year. Georgia legislators unveiled that they were considering plans to get rid of conventional textbooks in schools and replace them with iPads. Schools from around the country, including New York and others, had started some programs to use iPad inside the classroom. Some public school system has seen gaining 50% to 60% in reading Math and Science in classrooms with the iPad, like in Chicago.

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Five Ways Schools are Using Technology in the Classroom

Written on September 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Technology plays an important role in education. As technology advances, it is utilized to help students of all ages in the process of learning.

If you could notice, there are already several universities and educational institutions to date that require students to have their own tech gadgets such as smartphones and tablet computers. According to these administrators, today’s advanced technology has been very helpful for their student’s learning. They utilize smartphone apps to teach the laws of physics, iPad tablets to practice writing, and Foursquare to guide new students around different campuses.

Meanwhile, although these institutions have revealed the vitality of using technology in providing education, there are still numerous debates arising with regards to this matter. Based from a national survey conducted by Pearson Learning Solutions: “Two percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.” The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth also made a survey and found out that “98 percent of higher ed institutions are on Facebook, and 84 percent are on Twitter.

After the skip, you can see the different ways of how schools are using technology in classrooms.

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