MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley

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After attending the Technapex’s MOOC Madness event last Monday, I found myself both excited about the potential MOOCs have to expand the reach of higher education, as well as slightly sore about some of the assumptions that were made about Continue reading

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

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex Khan Academy to Focus on Common Core Math with Private Grant @KhanAcademy receives $2.2M private grant to align 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

National STEM Conference Coming This June

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We’re counting down the days until our SXSFedu Technapex edtech mixer and panel on Monday, February 25th where innovators in the industry will be discussing how the digital shift affects classrooms (get tickets here). Our event offers the chance for Bay Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of High Schoolers’ Interest in STEM

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Last week My College Options and STEMconnector released a report on high school students’ interest in STEM subjects. The national survey set out to reveal whether or not students want to pursue STEM subjects in college and in their careers, and Continue reading

Tutor.com to Join Ranks of IAC’s Consumer Websites

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Those looking for love on sites such as Match.com and OKCupid, which are owned by Internet and media company IAC, can visit another now- IAC-owned cialis 20 mg para que sirve site to search for a French tutor after fudging Continue reading

StraightAce: A Mobile App To Help Math Students Stay Ahead

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With American students falling increasingly behind in their mathematical proficiency, teachers and parents are turning to the power of games to help turn the trend around. Benesse, a Japanese education giant, has joined the cause with the introduction of StraightAce, 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

Math A Pain To Anxious Students — Literally

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I used to be fairly convinced that doing math made me ill. Of course, long division didn’t kill me, despite my worst fears. But there is evidence that the anxiety math causes number-phobic schoolchildren everywhere is not only real, but Continue reading