Funding Galore for Publishers, District Data Platforms and More: Today’s Edtech News

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Welcome to your Wednesday 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

Understanding Dyslexia with “Try Being Me”

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Yesterday CBBC, the BBC site for children, featured a special series called My Dyslexic Mind on their Newsround blog. The series was directed toward students in an effort to educate them about the learning disability. Newsround also posted a guide to 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

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

Games in the Classroom By the Numbers [Infographic]

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In a new infographic from Online Courses, some data is revealed about the usage of video games in education. We’ve written about the concept on Technapex before, and soon I will post an article featuring some insights from some edtech Continue reading

An Unexplored Opportunity: Video Games as Educational Tools

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Jackie Mader of The Hechinger Report’s HechingerEd blog wrote of a panel at last month’s NBC Education Nation summit where many educators brought up some concerns about the emerging technology of video games in the classroom. One teacher faced a Continue reading

How Games Influence Student Learning [Infographic]

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One of the leading schools of thought surrounding game playing in the classroom is MIT’s Education Arcade. In one of their most popular white papers, researchers found that “Game players regularly exhibit persistence, risk-taking, attention to detail, and problem solving, Continue reading

Toys “R” Us Announces New Kid-Friendly Android Tablet

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The green rubber bumper surrounding the new kid-friendly Android tablet from Toys “R” Us makes the device look like it can withstand quite a beating. And you’d have to set it up that way, wouldn’t you? If you’re making a Continue reading

Children’s Game Developer Fingerprint Raises Funds

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Fingerprint is a San Francisco-based company known for the Fingerprint Play platform, a suite of children’s games for iOS devices. Now the company has plans to expand its offerings to international markets and Android users after receiving additional funding from Continue reading