Tag Archive: Students


Google Classroom sees a doubling user-base as more students work from home

Google’s Classroom software becomes more important as learning shifts to remote sessions.

What you need to know Google’s Classroom sees a rise in users as more education takes place online. The service’s userbase has doubled, now reaching 100 million users. Classroom has seen rises in regions previously underserved like Italy and Indonesia.

As could be predicted, Google has seen a rise of users to its Google Classroom service as more and more students and teachers pop online  [Read More…]

Adobe is giving students and teachers free access to Creative Cloud

Your university’s IT admin will need to make an application for access.

What you need to know Adobe is temporarily making Creative Cloud free for teachers and students. The offer is aimed at enabling them to continue being productive as they work and study from home. Students cannot individually avail the promo, however, as the application for access needs to be made by a university’s IT admin.

As universities around the world shut their campuses and organizations  [Read More…]

Apple’s Phil Schiller thinks students won’t succeed on a Chromebook

Students also won’t succeed if they get any dust in their MacBook spacebar.

What you need to know Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro with a keyboard that ditches the unpopular “butterfly” switches. Interim Comms Lead and CMO Phil Schiller talked in detail about all of the changes needed to improve the keyboard. Schiller’s final point was a jab saying students would not be successful using Chromebooks in class.

Apple’s MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard was bad, very  [Read More…]

Keep up with class with the best Android tablets for students

Android tablets come in all different shapes and sizes and picking the best one can be tough for a student. But it’s easier to pick the perfect tablet when you have one as powerful as the Galaxy Tab S6. With S Pen support and 8GB of RAM, this will handle anything and everything you come across.

Best Overall: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

If you need a tablet capable of handling almost any task, then you don’t  [Read More…]

Breaking it down: G Suite vs. Office 365 for students

Top pick for students Office 365 Personal

$ 70 at Microsoft

Pros Access to all Office programs 1 TB OneDrive storage 60 minutes of Skype calling Compatible with multiple devices Cons More expensive than G Suite Basic Additional costs to use Skype Lacks collaboration tools

Office 365 gives you the apps and programs you need to succeed in school, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You get access to Outlook and Skype and 1TB of OneDrive storage.

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This $1 Amazon Music Unlimited deal will have students streaming all year

Let Amazon Music Unlimited supply the soundtrack to your year.

School is almost back in session, and Amazon is lending college students a hand this year with a new offer on Amazon Music Unlimited. Now, Prime Student members can add Amazon Music Unlimited onto their Prime membership for just $ 0.99 per month! This isn’t a limited time deal either; you’ll score that discounted price on the service for as long as your Prime Student membership remains active, and  [Read More…]

Here’s how to use your Alexa device to donate to students in need

Give a little bit.

The world could always use more kindness. If you’re in the mood to spread a little positivity around, Amazon and Shaq are making it easy to donate to kids in need thanks to a special promotion. All you have to do is talk to your Alexa device.

Say, “Alexa, donate to Happy School Year” to donate a backpack under $ 25 to a student in need. Confirm your purchase, and Amazon will match  [Read More…]

12 must have apps for college students

College is exciting, crazy, and a little scary. The road has a lot of twists and turns, bumps, hurdles, and a few slides along the way. Here are a dozen apps to help you through each part of your college career and get to the other side, ready to conquer the world.

Daily planner Any.Do

Staff favorite

With this app, you easily schedule your day with color-coded tasks, checklists, and reminders. It integrates with other devices,  [Read More…]

Here are the best Android phones for students in 2019

The summer is in full swing, but before you know it, it’ll be time to head back to school once again. While that’s an unfortunate reality no one wants to address (except maybe parents), it’s best to start preparing for the new school year now rather than wait until the last second. If you are a student or know a student that’s in need of a new phone, these are the ones we recommend checking out — our  [Read More…]

Google Lens is a student’s best friend: How to copy-paste text from the real world

Let Google copy down all that information for you.

Google Lens is one of the more underappreciated Google services out there, and nowhere is this more true than in education. Sure, Google Lens can scan barcodes and identify some real-world objects when you need to figure out which one of those vines is poison oak, but the real magic in Google Lens was a little feature announced at Google I/O that made everyone who’s ever had to  [Read More…]