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Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students nationwide

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Beginning this fall, schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language. Apple created the comprehensive Everyone Can Code curricula so students from kindergarten to college and beyond can learn and write code using Swift. With teacher guides and lessons, students learn the basics on iPad with Swift Playgrounds which lets you use real code to solve puzzles and control characters with just a tap, to App Dev... Read More »

G Suite Enterprise for Education is now available

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In January, we announced G Suite Enterprise for Education, a new edition of G Suite for Education that offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for large institutions and customized for education. Starting today, G Suite Enterprise for Education is generally available to educational institutions in the United States, and is coming to more countries soon. Additionally, new tools—such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), security key management and enforcement, and Gmail S/MIME—will start rolling out to all G Suite for Education user... Read More »

FedEx Express Announces Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program

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In an effort to recruit the best aviators in the industry over the coming years, FedEx Express created Purple Runway– A FedEx Pathways Program to address the need to support the airline and its feeder operators with a pipeline of highly trained and qualified aviators. In a speech on March 22, 2018 at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., FedEx chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith said Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program will play an important role in the continuing growth and success of FedEx Express and its third-party feeder oper... Read More »

Apple unveils Everyone Can Create curriculum to spark student creativity

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Everyone Can Create is designed to take advantage of the new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil, so teachers and students can be even more creative. The new iPad starts at just $2992 for schools and is more versatile and capable than ever, featuring a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip, enhanced cameras and advanced sensors and providing unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life.3 iPad also gives teachers and students access to free, powerful, built-in apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, Clips and iMovie, along w... Read More »

Simple music-making for everyone

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For this year’s Music in Our Schools Month, we’ve added a new experiment to the website called Song Maker. It’s a simple way for anyone to make a song, then share it with a link—no need to log in or make an account. Anyone can instantly hear what you made, and even riff on it to make their own song. It lives on the web, so you don’t need to install any apps to try it. And, it works across devices—phones, tablets, computers. Check it out here and have fun making some music. ... Read More »

Newsroom placements for students across Europe

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This year we’re offering placements across 10 countries. For the first time, news publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands will be taking part—the Fellowship will open here soon—and each of will offer new opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. Applications are open in the following european countries: Austria, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Country-specific applications can be found on the News Lab website. In the coming weeks, the participating newsrooms will select their preferred c... Read More »

Bringing online safety education programs to UK schools

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Last year, we surveyed more than 200 teachers in the UK to learn about their experience with online safety in the classroom. We found that teachers believe children should start learning about online safety at age seven, and 99% of the teachers we spoke to felt that online safety should be part of the curriculum. More than one in three teachers also reported that they’d witnessed an online safety incident (sharing personal information or cyberbullying, for example) in their classroom. However, the majority of the teachers we spoke to said th... Read More »

Boeing Invests in Global Learning and Innovation Institute Singularity University

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Mountain View, Calif.-based Singularity University (SU), an immersive and digital educational program provider, business accelerator, and global online community furthering the application of exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, nanotech fabrication and robotics. Boeing and SU will explore opportunities to work together, which could include customized educational programs for Boeing employees and the addition of Boeing technical experts to SU... Read More »

Inspirational ideas for little explorers. The kids products from the MINI Lifestyle Collection

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Perfect for encouraging creativity and a sense of curiosity. Every new day brings new adventures. For example, the MINI Kids Craft Set Animals and MINI Kids Craft Set Automotive (RRP €12.00 each) help to bring out the inventive side in youngsters by letting them turn household packaging, such as cardboard rolls or shoe boxes, into a world of toys all of their own in just a few steps. In so doing, the craft sets provide a fun way of nurturing creativity, as well as encouraging children to make responsible use of resources. For those who enjoy c... Read More »

A New Investment in Community Leaders

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Facebook will commit tens of millions of dollars to the program, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities. In addition, we introduced new tools for group admins and the expansion of our London-based engineering team that builds technology to help keep people safe on Facebook. More than 300 community leaders from across Europe came together today in London including Blind Veterans UK, an advocacy organization that provides practical and emotional support to blind veterans and th... Read More »

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