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

Can Games Be Effective Teaching Tools? Disney is Trying to Figure it Out

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In the edtech world, there are many educational games but oftentimes parents and teachers are left wondering if the game is actually effective in teaching students new concepts. While the idea of “edutainment” is appealing in theory, it is challenging Continue reading

Teacher Tank: Edtech Companies Face Panel of “Teacher Sharks” at SF Meetup

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I recently became obsessed with “Shark Tank,” the reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their (supposedly) million-dollar ideas and nascent companies to a panel of “sharks,” high-profile investors who decide whether or not they want to invest in the small companies Continue reading

Happy Graduation Day for Imagine K12

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The third cohort of companies nurtured by the loving embrace of the Imagine K12 accelerator program have graduated today. EdSurge’s Betsy Corcoran is keeping an eye on the all-growed-up companies, ready to face the world as proud graduates. They’ve started Continue reading

Finding Education Tech You Actually Need

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Tina Barseghian at KQED MindShift recently wrote about how teachers can viagra generic name identify the best tools for education. She began by viagra for women noting that the SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association) valued the education technology market Continue reading

Two Professors Want to Create “Consumer Reports” for EdTech Products

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This week, GigaOM reported that two professors, Aaron Chatterji from Duke and Benjamin Jones from Northwestern, submitted a proposal for a nonprofit called EDU STAR that could review and rate education tech tadalafilonline-genericrx products. Like Consumer Reports, the source would Continue reading

John Seely Brown Discusses Importance of Hands-On Learning

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How do you capture the unbounded curiosity and imagination of a child? Researcher John Seely Brown suggests the freedom to allow a child to interact with the world by tinkering with it. At the EdSurge DIY Learning pavilion event, Brown Continue reading

Coursera Announces Bundle of Partnerships to Offer More Online Courses

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Today, Coursera announced a bundle of new partnerships with universities that will share their courses via Coursera’s platform. With 17 new universities added, including Brown, Wesleyan, Columbia, and several schools outside the U.S., Coursera has now partnered with a total Continue reading

Edutech News Source, EdSurge, Raises $400k

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EdSurge, an education tech news source, today announced they’ve raised $400,000 in a seed round from the Washington Post Co. and NewSchools Venture Fund, as well as other angel investors. EdSurge began as a weekly newsletter that included timely edutech Continue reading