Instructional Video Platform for Spanish Speakers, TareasPlus, Launches New Educational Exchange

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How long does it take a student to learn how to multiply fractions, solve quadratic equations or balance chemical reactions? Well, that varies from student to student, and while it may take one student 10 minutes to master a Die Continue reading

New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications


Math and literature teachers are working to adopt the Common Core State Standards into their curricula; now, K-12 science teachers across 26 states will begin to adopt new science standards into their lesson plans as well. The long-anticipated and state-led Continue reading

National STEM Conference Coming This June


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

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

Infographic: How Hurricanes Work


As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy, the NYC mayor has closed New York City schools today and tomorrow. The hurricane raises questions among kids who may have not experienced one before. ABC provided a few tips for how Continue reading

Education in Obama’s Convention Speech


Last night, President Obama delivered his speech at the Democratic National Convention. He covered the economy and jobs, energy, debt, medicare, taxes and foreign policy.  Here’s what he said on education: You can choose a future where more Americans have Continue reading

How to Avert the STEM Crisis


It’s no secret that the U.S. is struggling to keep up across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Our students are falling behind, ranking behind other countries and if we don’t do something soon, it will just get worse. GigaOM recently Continue reading

You Don’t Need a Fortune to Start Learning


Online resource for college students,, published a list of the top 50 free STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sources this week. That means at any given time, should you feel the urge to “get your math on” – 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