• EdTech,  Technology

    Introduction to Google Classroom

    Google’s effort in providing convenient education has even doubled with the creation of Google Classroom, a new app that enables teachers and students to connect. Google Classroom aims to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve daily communication with students. Launched in August 2014, Google has created another educational platform that will set the standard for future learning tools. Along with modern learning devices like Chromebooks, Google Classroom promises an easier, faster, and more convenient way of teaching and learning. Indeed, it is an exceptional learning tool with its simple yet very useful features. Simple Interface Unlike other complex learning apps, Google Classroom has a simple interface. It is…

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    Why Graphing Calculators Still Cost a Small Fortune

    New technologies have changed the ways students learn. However, there are still things that stay close to the hearts of teachers and students despite the advent of modern learning tools. One of these is the graphing calculator. Before the Kindle was even invented, graphing calculators were already considered classroom staples. Graphing calculators have never been out of the market This is true notwithstanding the emergence of online learning tools that are more convenient and accessible. In point of fact, graphing calculators still cost a fortune. While mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are decreasing in price, outdated graphic calculators remain as expensive as they were years ago. For students, teachers, and…

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    The Apple Revolution

    Apple is always about revolution in the sense that the company reintroduces old concepts and turns them into fresh innovations. Now, the company is about to start another revolution in a turnover that would incorporate one of the most popular services available on the Internet today: online banking. A cursory observer might say that Apple Pay looks like another gimmick to centralize the company’s virtual payment systems. Although this is true technically (hint: Passbook), Apple Pay also actually has a definite significance in the proliferation of the near-field communication (NFC) capabilities of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. As with most other NFC-based payment systems introduced over the past…

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    Best Cloud Storage Providers

    Cloud storage services are an integral part of our productive everyday lives. It gives digital life to most of our mobile devices and allows work to be done in a variety of platforms, devices, and locations. In fact, the number of cloud storage providers today is a testament to its importance. If you need to find a good cloud storage provider, don’t fret because here are the top five picks for the best cloud storage providers for the current year: Google Drive Alright, this one might be a bit too biased to be the first entry or even an entry on this list. However, Google Drive gets the obligatory spot…

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    Gamers Getting College Scholarships

    Video and computer games are moving farther and farther from the simple pastime machines they once were. In fact, just recently, a few months ago, a school officially announced that it would be establishing a program that would put computers games at the same official level as baseball or basketball, something that is already becoming widely known as eSports. The school in question was none other than the Robert Morris University in Chicago. At the end of May this year, associate athletic director Kurt Melcher proposed building a varsity eSports team for the school. Normally, this would be the type that is reserved for athlete clubs that involve standard sports…