AppoLearning Weeds Out Educational Apps That “Stink”

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As any parent or teacher who has searched the app store for quality educational genericviagra4sexlife.com apps knows, it can be tough generic-cialis4health.com to weed out the truly useful apps from the games that simply slap some math facts alongside colorful Continue reading

Hakitzu Lets You Fight Robots with Other Robots and Learn Coding, Too

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Educational game company Kuato Studios has unveiled its first coding game for kids called Hakitzu: Code of the Warrior. The game pits giant robots whose motions are controlled by increasingly sophisticated JavaScript commands against each other in a battle arena. Continue reading

The Digits: Rocking Out to Math Through Music, Video, and Games

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Entrepreneur Scotty Iseri had an a-ha moment as he watched his three-year-old niece (one of nine nieces and nephews he has in all) try to engage with Elmo on Sesame Street, whom she was watching on a television set. This Continue reading

World of ClassCraft is the Coolest Educational Game Ever Made. Ever.

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You would be hard pressed to find a teenager (particularly a teenage boy) who would rather go to school than play video games. For many years, edtech developers have tried to leverage that very simple choice between school and games 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

Guest Post: Six Awesome NYC Mobile Learning Tech Startups

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Today’s guest blogger, Jillian Terry, is a former teacher who writes about education-related topics. She is especially interested in how technology is shaping the future of education. You can read more from Jillian at teachingdegree.org. The recent rise in mobile 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

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 strengthen Continue reading