Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Boston is in our hearts this week as the fallout of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolds. So as not to interrupt ongoing news updates, we will not be tweeting our weekly news bits today. Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of Continue reading

The Digits: Rocking Out to Math Through Music, Video, and Games

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Entrepreneur Scotty Iseri had an a-ha moment as he watched his three-year-old niece (one of nine nieces and nephews he has in all) try to engage with Elmo on Sesame Street, whom she was watching on a television set. This Continue reading

National STEM Conference Coming This June

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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

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

Infographic: How Hurricanes Work

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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

MIT Students Create Educational Videos for K12 Students

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Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation. As MIT-K12′s website points out, 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