Passion For Learning

Passion For Learning

Rosemary Jean-Louis

Tech Ed News: YouTube S.T.E.M Channel, Facebook for Educators & More

By Rosemary Jean-LouisPosted April 25, 2012 9:11pm (EDT)
Intel hopes to take a bite out of the tablet market with its Studybook for schools.

Intel hopes to take a bite out of the tablet market with its Studybook for schools.


As you may know, technology is my passion. Here are my top education tech stories that I’ve culled from the web for you.

1.) M.I.T. Launches YouTube S.T.E.M. Channel: According to Education Week, it “encourages MIT students to create short, interesting videos about STEM subjects aimed at K-12 learners.” Read the full story.

2.) Facebook Issues Online Guide for School Counselors: From ZDNet -  In partnership with iKeepSafe.org and the American School Counselor Association, Facebook has put out a guide to for school counselors on how to engage students. Full story.

3.) Computer Essay Graders vs. Human Teacher Graders: NPR reports “A new study finds that software designed to automatically read and grade essays can do as good a job as humans — maybe even better.” Full story.

4.) Google Drive is Newest Cloud Service: “Google Drive, released Wednesday, is essentially a souped-up Google Docs.” Full story from the Washington Post.

5.) Intel Brings Tablets for Schools: Education Week reports "Intel has announced the launch of its 7-inch tablet encased in rugged plastic, created specifically for the education market. The 'studybooks' are expected to cost less than $200." Full story here.


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