Playground Sessions, created by legendary musician Quincy Jones, teaches users how to play the piano. The program dives into keyboard skills, reading music, chords, advanced rhythm, how to play by ear and more.
Connick is a long-time advocate of music education.
"Music changed my life in every way... Read More »
Norwegian gaming company Kahoot! is launching a new program designed to position the company as a sort of YouTube for education games, allowing their millions of users to create their own games and popularize them through the Disney-backed platform.
CEO and co-founder Åsmund Furuseth told TechCrunch today that Disney decided to increase their share of the company -- bumping their valuation up to an all-time high of $376 million -- right as the company laid the groundwork for their... Read More »
Though smartphone users in the US do install apps designed to improve their lives, often the apps they have on their phones are intended for entertainment. With our focus on amusement, it can be easy to forget that in lesser developed countries technology can give people the tools to materially improve their lives and even survive.
With 4G networks coming to developing countries in just the last few the last few years, countries like India and Africa have found ways to... Read More »
Like the Insta Novel installments preceding it, The Metamorphosis works like an Instagram Story. The novel's cover art and page animations were created by artist César Pelizer with Hornet Inc, a production company.
Pelizer's interpretation of the main character is a bug-boy hybrid jumping on his bed, never quite reaching the window.... Read More »
Technology is now dominating the education field and a new generation of children are growing up in classrooms and homes inundated by cool new gadgets or apps designed to help kids learn and grow. Many schools are turning to AI in an effort to help teachers educate a wide variety of students across the world, and a recent study found that by 2021, AI usage in education will rise by almost 50 percent.
Companies are also starting to use AI... Read More »
When Mark Lee had a heart attack in the central business district of Perth, Australia, he opened a smartphone app and dialed 000. One block away, a notification popped up on Danny Rummukainen's phone and he rushed to help.
News First reported that Lee was dead for 12 minutes before the first responders ahead of the ambulance brought him back.
Deciding how much screen time your child should be allowed is a dilemma most of today's parents face. Too much technology could make it feel like family time is a thing of the past as everyone's attention is directed to devices.
"[Wonderscope] creates narrative-driven experiences that change the way kids engage with mobile devices by encouraging movement, reading... Read More »
Usually, when you ask a child what they did in school today, they'll reply with a vague "nothing," or "I don't remember." As a busy parent or guardian, you may find your child's brief answers don't really fill you in on what's going on at your child's school.
The ClassDojo app (iOS, Android) can strengthen communication between parents, children, and teachers. The app has portals for parents, school leaders, teachers, and students. The app is used at 90 percent of K to 8 schools... Read More »
Whether on the local or national level, election season can be overwhelming. There's multiple candidates, stances, and issues to take into account before filling out your ballot. Depending on the website you search, you can hear different takes on candidates and that only serves to muddy your decisive waters.
BallotReady is possibly the best candidate round-up site available. Simply open the website on your mobile browser or desktop and enter your full address. The website puts together a conclusive, nonpartisan... Read More »
Key Races will replace Apple News' Midterm Elections section in the app. Users can also find the feature where Apple News' Digest tab used to be, for even quicker access.
"The 2018 Midterm Elections section helps readers follow the latest on the elections with breaking news, exclusive... Read More »