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

EdTech Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

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We’re excited to share that our edtech event last night, SXSFedu, was a success. We sold out yet again and the discussion on the digital shift in the classroom was insightful. We’ll have a full recap posted later today and 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

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

Top 10 Technapex Posts of 2012

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There have been plenty of changes to education in 2012. We experienced the Year of the MOOC; companies strove to make textbooks both free and digital; blended learning and gaming in education were more popular than ever; Sal Khan became Continue reading

MindSnacks Launches on iPad, Changes Look and Games

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We here at Technapex love what MindSnacks, the leading developer of mobile education games, is doing in education, so we wanted to post an update on what they’ve been up to the past few months. Yesterday they announced updates to 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