NYC Schools Gap App Challenge Winners Announced

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Today, New York City’s Department of Education announced the winners of their Gap App Challenge, an initiative created to encourage New York’s tech community to develop innovative apps and games that specifically help improve middle school student math outcomes, or 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

The Digits

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

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Good Enough to Tweet

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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. Be sure to follow us on Twitter too! @Technapex On #SXSWedu: Bill Gates: Education needs much more 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

Chocolapps Creates Interactive E-Books for Kids

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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

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

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 Continue reading