STEM, Crowdsourcing Experiments and iOS Wish Lists: Today’s Edtech News


Welcome to your Monday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have Continue reading

Do Students No Longer Know How to Write?


According to creative writing professor Verlyn Klinkenborg, who raised the headline’s question in his recent New York Times piece “The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” the answer is a resounding yes. While today’s students can reword and metastasize Continue reading

Let’s Talk Edtech: Today’s Top News

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Welcome to your Tuesday edition of “Let’s Talk Edtech!” Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep pharmacy review course online you in the loop of all things education and Continue reading

MOOC Madness Reflection: A Student’s View from Inside UC Berkeley


After attending the Technapex’s MOOC Madness event last Monday, I found myself both excited about the potential MOOCs have to expand the reach of higher education, as well as slightly sore about some of the assumptions that were made about Continue reading

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

Top 10 Technapex Posts of 2012


There have been plenty of changes to education in 2012. We experienced the Year of the MOOC; companies strove to make textbooks both free and digital; blended learning and gaming in education were more popular than ever; Sal Khan became Continue reading

Should STEM Majors Pay Less Tuition Than Liberal Arts Majors?

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In an attempt to improve efficiency and lower costs in higher education, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott has suggested a freeze on tuition rates for students majoring in high-demand areas such as science, technology, math and engineering. If this plan is Continue reading