15 cool and unique tech gifts for kids that are also educational

Samantha Lee / Business Insider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Technology-themed toys are a great way for kids to enjoy themselves while also honing skills that will be useful in the job market of their […]

This educational startup in Russia shrinks kids down to the size of individual atoms using virtual reality

MEL Science I recently had the strangely-pleasurable experience of being shrunken down virtually to the size of an individual electron, gaining an immersive 360-degree view of the invisible world that forms the very basis of our reality. MEL Science, a company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, provides a series of virtual reality experiences that can […]

Baldi’s Basics Looking To Add Field Trips & Randomization To Its Educational Horrors

Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning offers intense educational action, mingling edutainment and horror as players work to collect notebooks and avoid a certain unsettling educator. However, this experience in discomforting school life is looking to get an upgrade, one that adds randomization, more complex stage designs, new characters to meet, and some (lethal-ish) field […]

Educational quiz platform Kahoot claims 70 million users, up 75% YoY

Norway-based educational quiz startup Kahoot has announced that it now has 70 million monthly active users (MAUs). The company claimed 40 million users last year, so this news means the company has grown its active user base by a hefty 75 percent year-on-year. Above: Kahoot’s growth since launch in 2013 Founded out of Oslo in […]

Norway proposes national ban on full-face veils in educational institutions

The Norwegian government is seeking to prohibit face-covering garments in all schools nationwide, having sent the proposal for comments to educational institutions. The ban’s advocates say the garments prevent students from communicating with each other. The bill, put forward Monday, would cover both private and public institutions, including kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities. It would […]

Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android

“Educational” is a broad term. When it comes to mobile apps, there’s a diverse range of software that falls under the umbrella of education. You could peruse the top educational offerings in any app store, but locating the best ones — and those that aren’t merely a fad — is more difficult than you think. […]