Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet


Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top  #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex TED Teams Up with PBS on Ideas for Education @TEDTalks partners with @PBS to broadcast iconic TED talks on Continue reading

One in Five Americans Is Illiterate: Surprising Infographic


Would you believe that 23 percent of Americans lack the basic reading skills beyond a fourth grade level? I didn’t either. Online Courses’ eye-opening infographic, based on a survey the U.S. Department of Education completed, illustrates the ways in which many adult Continue reading

Digital Reading on the Rise, But Doesn’t Mean Kids Are Reading More

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Yesterday Scholastic released the fourth edition of their bi-annual “Kids & Family Reading Report,” a national survey sharing kids’ and parents’ views on reading in the increasingly digital landscape and the influences that impact kids’ reading frequency and attitudes toward Continue reading

Understanding Dyslexia with “Try Being Me”


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

Guest Post: Developing Apps for Classroom Use

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Today’s guest post is by Julie Landry Laviolette, founder of Story Bayou, Inc. She discusses the challenges of developing apps for the classroom. Her book app, Brush of Truth, has been recognized nationally for its appeal to reluctant readers. Brush Continue reading

Chocolapps Creates Interactive E-Books for Kids


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

Patients With Vision Loss Read Again Using iPad


For the millions of people who lost the ability to read, along with their eyesight, to disease, an iPad may be able to help bring And have slightly. The minutes. Any different has splitting viagra clients products 1989 lifting NYX Continue reading

Old-School Skills That Are Still Worth Learning


Here at Technapex we believe that handwriting is important, and today we were sad to learn that Kansas’ State Board of Education is now thinking of eliminating cursive instruction from their state curriculum. After all, cursive writing is not a requirement Continue reading

Inkling: Rethinking the Traditional Textbook


I’ve always found textbook reading to be a dreadful bore. I believe this is one of the reasons I became an English major in college. But even as an English major, I was still assigned reading that I found to Continue reading

Bookshare: Digital Books for “Frustrated Readers”

iPads in the classroom: "Max Mashal, a sixth grader, used his iPad at Pinnacle Peak Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz." Credit: Joshua Lott for the New York Times

The application of digital books to the education system is one of the most popular and sensible uses of the format: between reducing textbook costs for college students and allowing new ways to interact with and take notes upon their Continue reading