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  • Girls Who Code Launches Paid 2-Week Summer Courses

    Girls Who Code will be reaching an additional thousand girls this summer with accelerated versions of its coding lessons. "Girls Who Code Campus," as the new program is called, will kick off in six cities for middle and high school students.

  • Browser Extension Helps Identify Fake News Accounts on Twitter

    As the software creators explained, they undertook the work specifically to address political propaganda bots, which are intended to weaken and subvert American political discourse. These bots are automated or semi-automated Twitter accounts that live behind the façade of a real person and that often retweet other content instead of tweeting their own, especially fake news.

  • 'Great Thanksgiving Listen' Induces High Schoolers to Interview Elders

    Although the work adheres to Common Core standards for English language arts, the organizers reported, it's appropriate for any number of courses, including American history, social studies, journalism, drama, English as a second language, media and technology.

Spotlight on Classroom Technology

  • Chromebooks or Smartphones? 1-to-1 or BYOD? Why Not Both?

    As many high schoolers are using their personal devices in class as school-issued Chromebooks. According to new data released this fall, more than half — 58 percent — reported using their personal devices in the classroom for school-related activities; a similar percentage (56 percent) are using school-issued Chromebooks.

  • Report: Tablets Decline in 3rd Quarter

    Increased demand for smartphones, a lengthening replacement cycle for tablets and an improving position for traditional PCs has left tablets in a tough position.

  • Report: 2 in 5 Kids 8 and Under Have Their Own Tablets

    Nearly half — 42 percent — of children eight years old or younger have their own tablet. That number is up from just 1 percent in 2011.

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