Michigan Gave Him One More Chance — Would Other Admissions Officials?


Applying to your dream college can either lead to one of the happiest moments in your academic career or to one of the most disappointing.  After the grueling application process, you wait a torturous four to six months until you Continue reading

Historical Adventures: Newcomer Teacher Invents Educational Role-Playing Game


Taylor Nix may be a newcomer to teaching—he introduced himself as a n00b in my interview with him—but his approach of using gaming in the classroom is something many veteran teachers trying to reach apathetic students should take note of. Continue reading

The Scoop


Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “The Scoop,” our new roundup of interesting #edtech articles that look good enough to Tweet. “Is Algebra Necessary?” To the delight of high school and college students Continue reading

Pew Survey Examines Higher Education in 2020


Over 1,000 education experts, researchers, university directors, professors and venture capitalists participated in a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey predicting the state of higher education in 2020. Thirty-nine percent believe that by 2020, higher education will not be Continue reading

Have an Opinion? We’re Looking for Contributors


Calling all Technapex readers…yeah, you! What do you think about iPads in the classroom, STEM education, digital textbooks, or Khan Academy?  Have an opinion about technology in education or edtech startups? We want to hear from you! Technapex is now accepting Continue reading

Cultivating Creativity in Education


Today, Joseph Baker posted a wonderful article in Edudemic titled “Layers of Learning: Understanding the Complexity of Student Talent and Academic Success.” In his article, Baker talks about the importance of discovering hidden talents in students in order to cultivate Continue reading

UC Berkeley Joins edX Free Online Class Platform


Two months ago we covered Harvard and MIT’s online course venture, the nonprofit partnership known as edX. The University of California Berkeley has jumped on board this month, bringing a West Coast flavor to the free online venture pioneered by Continue reading

Wonderville Launches Today


This morning Sarah Perez at TechCrunch broke the news that Wonderville officially launched today. Wonderville pulls together educational content for young kids across the web, iTunes, YouTube and Amazon, that can be tailored to fit their interests. As more and more Continue reading

Do Flipped Classrooms Really Work?

Jasmine Redeaux (left) and Nakesha Wilkerson team up to finish a worksheet in a "flipped" chemistry class at their Macon, Ga., high school, while other classmates work on a lab.
Credit: KQED's MindShift blog

While flipped classrooms have become more popular over the past few years, some question whether they are really effective for everyone. Just think about it for a minute. You’re asking students to learn independently at home before coming to the Continue reading