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


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 The recent rise in mobile Continue reading

Guest Post: Brainworth Seeks Funding on Kickstarter to Build the Future of Education

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Today’s guest post is by Jennifer Funk, a former teacher who couldn’t leave the classroom behind when she became a freelance writer. Now, she writes about education news, trends and best practices and supports innovative edtech companies that improve the lives Continue reading

NBC’s Education Nation Summit

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Today marks the last day of NBC News’ three-day Education Nation Summit in New York City, which began on Sunday. The annual conference is part of a year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of Continue reading

Games and Learning: The Educational Effect


Last year, Game Theory’s Scott Steinberg wrote an excellent article for CNN, highlighting the benefits of video games as educational tools. Games, which include “active teamwork and high-level project management” in co-op play, and “building players’ confidence and helping them see the world from Continue reading