HP and Apple Vie for State-Wide Adoption of Laptops in Maine Schools; HP Triumphs

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Maine, the only state in the country who provides laptops to each and every student within its public schools, has chosen Hewlett Packard to be its preferred vendor under the Maine Learning My wife. Behind it works looks raised excellent 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

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 24 hours pharmacy truly useful apps from the games that simply slap some math Continue reading

Dealing with Tragedy: Online Resources for Discussing Difficult News with Students

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The city of Boston is in our thoughts today, and our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon. The news is hard enough for adults to grapple with; and it’s Continue reading

Amplify Tablet for K12 Revealed at SXSWedu

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Exciting announcements from the SXSWedu conference abound this week! Tablets will always be a hot topic in edtech (particularly the discussion of Apple’s iPad as an effective education tool, as evidenced this week in Mashable), but today all eyes are Continue reading

Encouraging Digital Storytelling with Meograph

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Meograph is a digital storytelling tool that we just very recently heard teachers are using in their classroom to create more interactive lesson materials. Students are also using Meograph to create their own interactive videos that combine video, audio, picture, Continue reading

First Day of School at PlayMaker, Game-Based Learning School

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Today marks the first day of school and the grand opening of  PlayMaker, a Los Angeles based school that focuses on game-based learning. PlayMaker will operate as a “school within a school” for 60 sixth-graders at New Roads, an independent Continue reading

Study: Students’ Grammar Skills Suffering, Texting Is 2 Blame

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Technapex readers, I have a confession to make: like many English teachers before me, I am a grammar Nazi. Mix up “your” and “you’re” in a text message to me and I’ll likely correct you or silently judge you. Use Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] Our Future Demands STEM

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As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at Continue reading