STEM, Crowdsourcing Experiments and iOS Wish Lists: Today’s Edtech News


Welcome to your Monday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have Continue reading

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Suite of Adaptive Learning Products


Adding to the success of its LearnSmart program, McGraw-Hill Education announced Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show the creation of an array of adaptive learning tools for college students. The products — which together with LearnSmart, compose the LearnSmart Continue reading

iPad Helps Special Education Students Learn, Communicate


In another example of special education teachers using iPads and other tablets to help their students express themselves in the classroom, one New York teacher has tested around 900 apps to teach her students a variety of skills. Vicki Windman, Continue reading

MindSnacks Launches on iPad, Changes Look and Games


We here at Technapex love what MindSnacks, the leading developer of mobile education games, is doing in education, so we wanted to post an update on what they’ve been up to the past few months. Yesterday they announced updates to Continue reading

Guest Post: Developing Apps for Classroom Use

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Today’s guest post is by Julie Landry Laviolette, founder of Story Bayou, Inc. She discusses the challenges of developing apps for the classroom. Her book app, Brush of Truth, has been recognized nationally for its appeal to reluctant readers. Brush Continue reading

StraightAce: A Mobile App To Help Math Students Stay Ahead


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


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

Chocolapps Creates Interactive E-Books for Kids


Navigating the App Store can be daunting, especially when you’re looking for kid-appropriate, educational apps and games. The space is getting crowded and it can be hard to sort through the noise. We recently checked out apps created by Chocolapps Continue reading

MindConnex Learning: “Using Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience”


We’ve written about Dublin-based MindConnex Learning‘s “Shakespeare in Bits” series, a multimedia approach to teaching Shakespeare, aimed at the middle school and high school level and available across iOS, PC, and Mac platforms. This week we had the privilege of Continue reading

Digital Tutor LearnSmart Surpasses One Million Users


LearnSmart, an adaptive learning program that brings a personalized digital tutor to the phones and computers of college students, has surpassed one million users, making it one of the most widely-used such programs in higher education. The program, which students Continue reading