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Study mythology and religion with these apps

There is a plethora of mobile apps that cover mythology and religion available that vary from kid-friendly to review for higher grade levels. With these five selections, students will learn about mythology from diverse cultural perspectives including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and ancient civiliza ... Full Article »

December 19, 2014 8:00am

How a People Magazine Teacher of the Year created the Reading Train iPad app

Photo courtesy of The Learning Station Libby Curran is an accomplished educator, with 20 years of experience teaching kindergarten and special education classes. In 2012, she was recognized by People Magazine as one of their Teachers of the Year. When the iPad came out five years ago, Curran li ... Full Article »

December 16, 2014 12:50pm

How JumpStart trains teachers to become video game content developers

  Image courtesy of LevelUp Learning Nearly three quarters of elementary and middle school teachers already incorporate digital games within their classroom curriculum, according to a recent survey by the Games and Publishing Council. The smart money is on this number going up in the coming yea ... Full Article »

December 12, 2014 9:30am

Five eco-friendly mobile apps for studying environmental science

Environmental science covers many exciting and equally important academic fields. It has the potential to replace earth science at the high school level, digging into the benefits of hands-on scientific discovery. These five mobile apps look at geology, ecology, the environment, chemistry and other ... Full Article »

December 12, 2014 8:30am

Sharpen student spelling with these mobile apps

Registration for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee ends on December 12. Regardless of participation, teachers and students should constantly look for ways to improve both their spelling lessons and abilities. These five mobile applications are must downloads for spelling bee participants, wheth ... Full Article »

December 5, 2014 8:00am

EdTech abstraction: How a teacher becomes a venture capital investor

We frequently hear (and write) about teachers who are driven to start their own EdTech companies after struggling to implement top-down technology initiatives in their classrooms. It is less common, however, for educators to graduate into the realm of venture capital investing. “I think of my car ... Full Article »

December 3, 2014 10:20am

Mobile apps for exploring the known universe

To say that human beings have only explored a speck of the observable universe is an understatement of cosmic proportions. Thankfully, we now have new tools available on our tablets and smartphones to explore planets, stars, galaxies, space stations and space environments. With these five apps, ther ... Full Article »

November 28, 2014 8:00am

Everything is Everything and it’s All in the Game

Is your kid ready to “discover the power of social and emotional learning”? This is the challenge and opportunity presented in IF… The Emotional IQ Game, which was created by Electronic Arts founder and video game pioneer Trip Hawkins. Launched earlier this year for iPads (with plans to expan ... Full Article »

November 26, 2014 10:20am

Learn about Native Americans and more on Thanksgiving with these apps

Next week, families across the United States will gather around Thanksgiving dinners. While a small fraction of these folks will literally be celebrating a successful harvest season, it is the time of year to reflect on American history, especially events that focus on Native Americans. These five m ... Full Article »

November 21, 2014 8:00am

10 tech trends that will impact (virtually) every teacher

Image courtesy of EdTechTeacher iPad Summits More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston. These professorial pioneers are typically the teachers and administrators that K-thru-12 ... Full Article »

November 18, 2014 1:45pm

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