Category Archives: education

UK reveals 7 point plan to tackle their “digital divide”

BBC News’ story has a strong focus on the educational aspects of the plan. Another interesting part of the plan is a “digital challenge” prize awarded to the local authority for giving universal online access to services – sounding similar to the technology X-Prize for local government. Tweet

The Neat and public services

Working for a public school district, I found this article from the BBC interesting. I think they are right – in the end it’s the quality of service, not the method of delivery that is the most important. Tweet

High School students’ “Stinky” robot beats MIT in underwater bot championship

Wired has a great story about how four high school students built an underwater robot for $800 and beat the pants off of engineering students from the likes of MIT and their $11,000 robot. A great read – definitely worth reading through until the end! Tweet

High School students’ “Stinky” robot beats MIT in underwater bot championship

Wired has a great story about how four high school students built an underwater robot for $800 and beat the pants off of engineering students from the likes of MIT and their $11,000 robot. A great read – definitely worth reading through until the end! Tweet

Sci/Tech High School with a cool name

Network World features an interesting sounding high school – Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The “cool name” part comes from it being referred to as the “TJ”. The “interesting” part was the description of how students are involved in the ID department, with some volunteering up to 20 hours per week, working […]

Harvard and MIT sat “No Way” to hackers

Prospective students who used a flaw posted in online discussion forums to access the ApplyYourself service will not be attending Harvard or MIT anytime soon. From the Boston.com article: ‘Schmalensee said he made his decision to reject the 32 applicants after seeing the directions posted by the hacker. ”The instructions are reasonably elaborate,” he said. […]

Harvard and MIT sat “No Way” to hackers

Prospective students who used a flaw posted in online discussion forums to access the ApplyYourself service will not be attending Harvard or MIT anytime soon. From the Boston.com article: ‘Schmalensee said he made his decision to reject the 32 applicants after seeing the directions posted by the hacker. ”The instructions are reasonably elaborate,” he said. […]