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

The Digits

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 little digital native, so used Continue reading

Social Media a Factor in College Admissions

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Making your Facebook profile private isn’t a sure way to hide your darkest secrets from the public eye anymore. College applicants have learned this the hard way in recent years. As more and more high school students record their lives Continue reading

Ivy League or Bust? The Value of a College Degree

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Today CNBC featured Gurbaksh Chahal, who has founded several successful startups. At only age 18, he sold his first company, ValueClick, for $40 million. A few years later, he sold his second company, BlueLithium for $300 million to Yahoo. Despite Continue reading

9 TED Talks Given By Kids

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We know, we know — we post a lot of TED Talks on Technapex. But that’s only because they’re awesome, and today in particular we couldn’t resist, as TED’s blog features nine of the best TED talks given by kids, all Continue reading

Inside Adrian Sannier’s Talk: “Education Scale: The Rise of the Rock Star Teacher”

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On Tuesday night, Stanford University’s School of Education hosted a public forum where Adrian Sannier gave the talk “Education Scale: The Rise of the Rock Star Teacher” as part of the school’s new initiative, Education’s Digital Future. I was fortunate Continue reading

MRUniversity: Open Online Education Platform for Economics

MR University

Last week, classes began at  MRUniversity, an online education platform for economics that is completely free and open to students. The platform was created by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University econ professors who named the site after Continue reading

Ancient Rome Is Delighted to Announce the Launch of the All New…

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Tomorrow marks the in-store release of the much-anticipated iPhone 5. Despite American vloggers standing in line outside Apple stores since this morning, Aussies going nuts for Steve Wozniak, and French Apple Store employees reportedly planning to peace out on release day, we here at Continue reading

Google and Khan Academy Seek Educational YouTube Stars

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Google is teaming up with Khan Academy in a new competition to find the “educational YouTube stars” of tomorrow. A post on YouTube’s blog reads: “Do you set historical events to music? Doodle your geometry? Sing your Shakespeare? We’re looking Continue reading

How Not to Conduct a Peer Review

Peer Review

Any student who’s ever had an essay or research paper reviewed by a classmate knows that the peer review session will be a complete hit or miss. You’ll either get great feedback from a fellow engaged classmate who provides extremely Continue reading

Trending on YouTube: Bill Nye the Science Guy?

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It’s never a big surprise to visit the YouTube Trends Blog and see that political videos  (such as Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention and Obama’s rendition of “Call Me Maybe”), blockbuster trailers (such as the Spiderman vs. Batman faceoff), Continue reading