Quantum Journalism: A Story Directed by the Reader


As newspapers fade to the wayside, people look increasingly to their computer, phones, and tablets for the news — but not necessarily for the same old news story. As the medium changes, it no longer makes sense to tell a Continue reading

Microsoft’s Plan to Boost Number of STEM-Educated Workers


As we know, there’s a lot of hype surrounding STEM learning in our country: the STEM crisis, women in STEM, innovations in STEM learning, STEM on YouTube, the shift from STEM to STEAM. Now, Microsoft appears to be the latest Continue reading

Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Provide Free Digital Textbooks for Students

Digital Textbooks

As a recent UC Berkeley graduate, I’ve witnessed the numerous walk-outs, protests, and riots that have occurred in the past few years surrounding budget cuts in the California education system. I remember the day in November, three years ago, of when dozens Continue reading

Edutopia Offers Guide for Mobile Devices in the Classroom


Edutopia has produced a new 10-page PDF guide to mobile learning in the classroom. Teachers can download the Google-sponsored guide to learn more about how the use of tablets, e-readers and smartphones are changing the classroom environment and engaging students Continue reading

New iOS Math Game Embraces the User Experience

Quick Math 2

Quick Math costs 99 cents in the app store, and was developed by Shiny Things Software Pty Ltd, the maker of a handful of iOS puzzle games. The Next Web beams the app “is an educational dream for kids” and Continue reading

Gates Foundation’s College Knowledge Challenge Kicks Off Today


Today marks the launch of the College Knowledge Challenge, a competitive grant initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will award $2.5 million to developers who create new digital applications for college access and completion. The contest calls Continue reading

Embracing Authentic Assessment in Math Curriculum


In Ben Mook’s seventh-grade algebra class, students are guided toward the process rather than just the answer. In Edutopia’s recent video on the idea of “authentic assessment”, Mr. Mook shares his methods for using mistakes as learning opportunities and encouraging Continue reading

Desmos Web Calculator Secures More Funding


Desmos started its life as a browser-based whiteboard experience, but ended up transitioning almost exclusively to its online calculator function. It’s free, advanced, user-friendly, and pretty darn fun, even for people who don’t care for math all that much. I Continue reading

Dondé Está el Internet? Duolingo Wants to Translate the Web


 About a week ago, Google quietly added Lao to its underappreciated Google Translate tool, bringing its total number of languages to 65. Personally, Google Translate will always have a special place in my heart: during a particularly late night working Continue reading

How Fast is Your School’s Broadband?

Education SuperHighway

Startup companies accomplishing innovating feats in education, but most of them are subject to the current state of the American bandwidth infrastructure. They can only go as far as a school’s connectivity limits can allow. If a school suffers from Continue reading