Making Students Not College Ready But ‘Innovation Ready’


Whenever I hear the term “college ready,” memories of an awful AP class I took in high school come to mind. The teacher of the class, seemingly determined to assign as much reading and as many essays, quizzes, tests, and Continue reading

Advice from an Entreprenuer to Students: Don’t Drop Out of College

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A twenty-something Silicon Valley entrepreneur has offered some words of wisdom to young, aspiring entrepreneurs: don’t drop out of school to pursue your startup. The startup can wait until after you graduate. Christian Yang, Stanford graduate and co-founder of Y Combinator 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

Successful Students Have Strong Life Skills, Not Just Cognitive Skills


Today, Greg Toppo at USA Today examined how student success may be linked to personality traits more than specific cognitive skills. Specifically, scientists are starting to to consider traits like grit, perseverance, conscientiousness and optimism as indicators of how successful a student will be Continue reading

Skillshare for Learning from Your Community Beyond the Classroom

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Just because you graduate college, doesn’t mean your life as a learner should be over. Skillshare, the marketplace to take and teach classes, allows for collaborative learning beyond the usual academic class or traditional classroom. For example, Skillshare users can Continue reading

Edtech Investor Panel Recap

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Technapex Panel #2 was another success! Excitement picked up before the actual day of the event when we learned that we had sold out of tickets! People were definitely excited to chat with local edtech enthusiasts and learn from our Continue reading