Giving Thanks, Even for the State of Education

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When you look at the current issues facing education in the United States — whether as a teacher, student, parent, or lifelong learner — it’s easy to become discouraged by the state of things. If you follow the news you Continue reading

Without the Humanities, Tech is Useless


In his recent Big Think article “A Tech Geek on Why We Need the Humanities,” Jason Gots challenges the idea that technology is the end-all and be-all of human efficiency. He warns us not to get so swept up in Continue reading

NBA Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Becomes California STEM Ambassador


State Superintendent of Public Instruction and keynote speaker at the California STEM Summit Tom Torlakson announced yesterday at the conference that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul Jabbar will be a California After-School STEM Ambassador. Abdul-Jabbar will be spending the Continue reading

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

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We wrote yesterday about the recent study from Launchpad Toys, which found their app Toontastic improved creativity and storytelling among young students. Intrigued by their recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the Continue reading

Teaching with Portals: Valve Announces Educational Steam Platform


Video game development and digital distribution company Valve has announced Steam for Schools, an educational version of the popular PC game distribution platform. Educators can now sign up to be part of the beta program which includes a bare-bones version Continue reading