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literacy

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

commentary Common Sense Media rolls out a curriculum for middle school kids that respects youth while providing adult guidance for ethical, productive, and safe use of technology.

By Apr. 10, 2010

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Karaoke for literacy

Singing Coach is a software program that teaches people to sing in tune. It also had a surprising side-effect of improving users' reading skills.

By Jan. 22, 2008

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Eco-alternative to Amazon funds literacy programs

Better World Books shares proceeds with literacy groups and adds a couple of cents to the cost of each book to buy carbon offsets.

By Jan. 9, 2008

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Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search

The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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LeVar Burton, 'Reading Rainbow' find pot of gold online

The man who was Geordi La Forge is committed as ever to teaching kids to read, and now he's Kickstarting funds to take "Reading Rainbow" global.

By May. 29, 2014

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Hello Ruby gives kids a head start on programming

Give your kids a head start on coding with the book Hello Ruby, which teaches the fundamentals through adorable stories and activities.

By Jan. 27, 2014

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Comcast extends 'Internet Essentials' program indefinitely

Comcast extends its subsidized broadband program beyond its June 2014 commitment. The cable giant started the program back in 2011 as part of its conditions for its merger with NBC Universal.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Celebration planned for 30th anniversary of the Macintosh

The January 25 event at the Flint Center in Cupertino will feature many members of the original Macintosh development team, previously unreleased video and "surprise" guests.

By Dec. 21, 2013

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: US need not lose its edge in science

The famed astrophysicist says there's a reason some chemical elements are named for places in the US -- and that we don't have to leave those glory days in the past.

By Jun. 20, 2014

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Bing for Schools launches with a lure: Surface RT freebies

The curated version of Bing nixes ads and filters out adult content. If schools use it enough, they'll rack up points that'll net them Microsoft tablets.

By Aug. 21, 2013