Instructional Video Platform for Spanish Speakers, TareasPlus, Launches New Educational Exchange

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How long does it take a student to learn how to multiply fractions, solve quadratic equations or balance chemical reactions? Well, that varies from student to student, and while it may take one student 10 minutes to master a Die Continue reading

Announcing MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education

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Join us at Runway SF (a new incubator and event space on 1355 Market Street, 4th floor — inside the Twitter building) on Monday, May 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. for MOOC Madness: Technapex’s Panel on Online Education. We’re thrilled to announce Continue reading

HotChalk Education Index Report: Sharing Online Education Insights

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Last week, data-driven edtech company and Learning Management System creator HotChalk submitted an Education Index for the first quarter of 2013. The report reveals insights and trends around online education, which they compiled from the data they’ve collected from traffic Continue reading

Minerva Project Wants to Award Excellent Educators

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Currently the United States is facing a shortage of educators, but in a field where pay is low and rigid bureaucratic systems can inhibit innovation and creativity, many bright young graduates have taken their talents to more lucrative and dynamic fields. The Continue reading

Kickboard Founder and CEO Shares Insights on New Orleans’ Emerging Edtech Scene

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Kickboard is a web-based school analytics platform that allows educators to gather insights based on student performance data, and to date they have raised $2.8 million in funding. The startup is based in New Orleans, a city with a budding Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Boston is in our hearts this week as the fallout of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolds. So as not to interrupt ongoing news updates, we will not be tweeting our weekly news bits today. Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of Continue reading

AppoLearning Weeds Out Educational Apps That “Stink”

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As any parent or teacher who has searched the app store for quality educational genericviagra4sexlife.com apps knows, it can be tough generic-cialis4health.com to weed out the truly useful apps from the games that simply slap some math facts alongside colorful Continue reading

Dealing with Tragedy: Online Resources for Discussing Difficult News with Students

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The city of Boston is in our thoughts today, and our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon. The news is hard enough for adults to grapple with; and it’s Continue reading

Opinion: On this Whole Insane Stanford Debate

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The New Yorker wrote a mean article about Stanford, and Stanford people are very upset. In a blog post published on Monday, Nicholas Thompson commented on the departure of 12 Stanford undergraduates to work on a startup partly funded and Continue reading

New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications

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Math and literature teachers are working to adopt the Common Core State Standards into their curricula; now, K-12 science teachers across 26 states will begin to adopt new science standards into their lesson plans as well. The long-anticipated and state-led Continue reading