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Google Apps for Education: over 10 million users in just 4 years

Google Apps for Education has now been helping colleges and universities everywhere begin migrating their students and faculty to the cloud for four years. Just how many students and faculties, you ask? Over 10 million, according to Google's celebratory blog post. Even more impressive is the fact that Google has added more than two million new users since this May. A 25% increase in about five...

Google Voice now giving priority invites to students (in the U.S., anyway)

Got an .edu email address? Wish you had access to Google Voice? Well, you're in luck. Google has just announced that they're making "priority invites" available to students -- as long as they're in the U.S... not that you'd know it from the landing page, though: it's not mentioned anywhere. The official announcement does spell it out, of course, but that's the kind of thing you might want to...

Microsoft Mouse Mischief lets teachers involve students in PowerPoint presentations

Mouse Mischief, from Microsoft, is a free add-on for PowerPoint 2007/2010 that lets teachers create multi-user presentations. PowerPoint presentations can be boring. When I say "can be," I'm being generous; they are usually quite boring and dull. On the other hand, they have the potential to really get your point across and deliver some new information to your audience, if you do them right. When...

Students' laptop webcams used to spy on them at school - and home

Yay privacy! Students in Philadelphia received laptops from school to get a better learning environment, which is actually a good thing. But the build-in webcams can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students - and more shocking: their families. Yes, at home. The issue came to light as a kid was disciplined for "improper behavior in his...

Get rich quick by extorting university student pirates!

In what must surely be a sign that schools and universities are under-funded, a network security dude at the University of Georgia has just been arrested for shaking down multiple file-downloading students. Two weeks ago he approached a female student and said he could make the "situation go away in exchange for money" -- he was promising to keep the data private, rather than forward it to the...

Oxford University surprises students with Spotify ban

Like all other music-loving residents of North America, I spend half of every day foaming at the mouth with jealousy over Europe's access to the streaming music service Spotify. Well, now I have at least one university full of Europeans to be a little less jealous of: Oxford University has banned Spotify on campus. Was free, legal music undermining the historic school's educational mission? Nope,...

Fugly Friday: Carnage UK, best viewed when drunk -- blind drunk

It probably says an awful lot that after spending ten (10) minutes on Carnage UK's website... I still don't know what they do exactly. I think they arrange wet t-shirt contests or something -- binge-drinking, wet t-shirt events for students in the UK. Either way, their brutal, eye-gouging monstrosity is quite possibly the most garish and ugly site I've ever seen. I don't know if it's meant to...

How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99

So you're a student who has taken advantage of the crazy upgrade deal from win741.com but instead of looking at a nice, shiny ready-to-install ISO of Windows 7, Digital River sent you a handful of random files and no ISO! Fortunately, it's very easy to turn them into an installable ISO! Follow this very quick guide to get Windows 7 installing right away. To start with, make sure your...

Google Docs goes back to school with new features

Google must have been reading our back to school series, because the Google Docs interns have added a bunch of new features designed specifically for students. There's something for everyone, whether you're writing papers or doing problem sets. Although Google is highlighting thiese improvements as useful to students, some of them could definiteltly come in handy in a nonacademic situation. For...

Educational software for your computer

A reader dropped us an email recently, requesting information on where to find educational software for elementary and middle-schoolers. That's a great question -- there are plenty of Web-based sites to choose from but, as our reader pointed out, it can be tough to find things to put on your computer to use later without an Internet connection. If you dig around a little, though, you can find a...

Stanford gets a Facebook course

By now we realize that some of us really cannot live without social networks. Great places like Facebook keep us in touch with friends and contacts, even though those little applications might distract us from work for an hour or two, its all good. Stanford University has jumped into the Facebook game and opened up a course for students to learn how to build Facebook Applications. Given that there...

Teaching and learning online with edu 2.0

In keeping the school theme we have been running with, a newer educational tool to enter the market is Edu 2.0. This web based education website that holds features for teachers, student and parents that aid in learning wherever the user is connected. There are four main sections to the site. A teaching section where teachers can host a class using a specially designed learning management system....

Yahoo! wants to KickStart a social network

Social networks are huge, and Yahoo knows this, that's why they have been working hard to develop the next level of social networks, KickStart. Yahoo! KickStart is aimed at matching college students with relevant employers. This new service will give users a profile page where they can post a resume similar in style to LinkedIn. The companies listed in the service can then start up groups which...

Students, get organized with Notely

We know, it's the middle of the summer, but it's never too early to start looking at what you might need for the upcoming semester. And if you are looking for another way to get, and stay organized while off at school, Notely might be your lecture note savior. This online tool allows users to organize data from meetings, appointments, class notes, lectures, accessing it anywhere. There are a...

Getting things done in Facebook with Zoho

Developers are jumping on the new Facebook API, creating sometimes 'useless' add-ons for the social network. Zoho has stepped in and added the ability to GTD while peddling through Facebook. Zoho tries its best to stay on top of wherever their users might be, they were the first online office productivity toolset to announce they had an iPhone compatible application ready to go for Apple's newest...