Google Releases Play for Education: App Store for Teachers

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Apple’s app store and its thousands of iOS education apps have long dominated the K-12 education market, but this may not be the case for long. Today at the sixth annual Google I/O event, the company announced their Google Play for Education, Continue reading

Amplify Tablet for K12 Revealed at SXSWedu

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Exciting announcements from the SXSWedu conference abound this week! Tablets will always be a hot topic in edtech (particularly the discussion of Apple’s iPad as an effective education tool, as evidenced this week in Mashable), but today all eyes are Continue reading

StraightAce: A Mobile App To Help Math Students Stay Ahead

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With American students falling increasingly behind in their mathematical proficiency, teachers and parents are turning to the power of games to help turn the trend around. Benesse, a Japanese education giant, has joined the cause with the introduction of StraightAce, Continue reading

Guest Post: 5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

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Today’s guest blogger, Liam Ohm, writes about technology for kids. He highly recommends using Alpha Wire as a way to protect your electrical equipment and help keep your children safe. There are many great educational apps now available for kids, Continue reading

5 Tech Tools Tablets Can Replace

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Why should schools purchase half a dozen different tech tools that sit around classrooms, unused most of the time, when teachers and students can use a tablet to perform the very same functions those gadgets do? This is the argument Continue reading

Game Over: Remembering the Good Ol’ Days of Educational Computer Games

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  An excellent paper published by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center has tracked the rise and fall of the educational games that everyone of a certain age (read: current 18 to 30- year-olds, roughly speaking) remembers so fondly. I’m speaking, Continue reading

Illiterate Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves How to Use Tablets

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Upon struggling to turn the virtual pages of a news app on a loved one’s iPad, I was told that a two-year-old could operate the [incredibly intuitive] tablet better than I could. Maybe I could hold my own against More Continue reading

Do School Administrators Behave Like Apple Fanboys?

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“One of the things that is so rewarding and so amazing to us is how quickly iPad has been embraced in education. Administrators, teachers and students have found iPad to be an incredible learning tool.” So said Apple CEO Tim Continue reading

Skoolbo Founder and CEO on the Importance of Fun and Play in Pedagogy

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We know that kids learn better when they’re actively engaged, and education company Skoolbo knows that the secret to engaging kids in learning is by making learning fun. The company has developed Skoolbo Core Skills, a game that helps kids Continue reading

Samsung and Khan Academy Launch New Pilot Program

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Samsung has announced a partnership with Khan Academy to begin a pilot program to provide classrooms with new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets. In a press release, the company wrote that the two organizations are “committed to bringing a free, world-class Continue reading