Young Teachers Dominating the Education Workforce [Infographic]

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I will never forget the moment I realized that one of my middle school English teachers had a brother attending the very school for which she taught. It may be an unforgettable moment, but it’s not the reason why I Continue reading

Teaching Environmental Responsibility with Rescue Reef

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When I was a little kid,  I was obsessed with FernGully: The Last Rainforest, a movie from the early 90s with a strong environmental message. I saw the movie for the first time when I was four, and my siblings and I Continue reading

The Debate Over Textbooks

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Outlandishly heavy and even more outlandishly expensive, textbooks are losing a popularity contest to their digital counterparts. The verdict became somewhat official last week when U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that textbooks should soon be obsolete in the Continue reading

Tired of Grades? Take a Badge

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Instead of a good old report card, some teachers are measuring their students’ achievement in a way that might be familiar to say, your average Girl Scout: badges. With the digital badge system, conventional grades are done away with. In Continue reading

Tweetables: This Week’s Top News That’s Fit to Share

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Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles. 5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers: T.H.E. Journal’s blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker outline the Continue reading

What Teachers Make

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David Thornberg has a great quote: “Any teacher that can be replaced by technology deserves to be.” In the age of education technology, there’s a somewhat unfounded concern that all this new tech and all these new tools may replace Continue reading

Education App Developers Oppose Changes to COPPA

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Recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, has left education app developers frustrated by its recently proposed, expanded regulations and the limitations these could impose. COPPA’s regulations state companies’ websites that collect personal information from children Continue reading

In Today’s Shocking News of the Week, Google’s Tools are Useful

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Google announced this week that its Apps for Education suite is now being used by 20 million students, faculty members, and staff around the world, but I’m not convinced that it’s anything more than a clever marketing ploy. While Google Continue reading

Elementary School Teacher Becomes a Millionaire

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If you want to become a millionaire, it’s safe to say that teaching is probably not the profession for you. While teaching certainly has its own incredible rewards — worth more than a six or seven-figure salary, many would argue Continue reading

Duck Duck Moose Secures $7 Million for Apps for Kids

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Duck Duck Moose today announced they secured $7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with Stanford University. The San Francisco-based startup creates educational mobile apps for children and has released fourteen apps to date. Founded Continue reading