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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

See the world in 3D with these educational apps

In the last few years, 3D has moved beyond movie theaters and flat screen TVs to handheld and tablet devices. These five mobile applications all use the third dimension for different ends, from exploring entire cities to physical projects produced by 3D printers to interactive models of the human an ... Full Article »

November 14, 2014 8:00am

Teaching content creation (no coding required)

For better and worse, we live in a culture of coding. Now that virtually everyone is a consumer of digital content, there are unprecedented commercial and social opportunities for content creators. People with app ideas who can’t or don’t want to pay triple-digit hourly rates for developers t ... Full Article »

November 12, 2014 8:00am

The eReader for elementary school students is Epic!

I recently heard about Epic! - Books for Kids from a friend who was attending an educational technology conference. She said she “could only wish for an app such as Epic! for her students in middle school”. Thankfully, she was happy to share it with our elementary team. I admit I was skeptica ... Full Article »

November 11, 2014 8:00am

Great apps for young filmmakers and animators

There are so many impressive tools available to tweens and teenagers who want to take a shot with creating films. From adding eye-catching special effects to exploring the rich history of cinematic lore, these five apps assist students in animating and filming movies. Animation Desk (iOS, Android F ... Full Article »

November 6, 2014 12:00pm

From educator to venture-backed edtech entrepreneur

Although Eileen Murphy never planned to become an edtech entrepreneur before starting her company ThinkCERCA in 2012, she already had tremendous success building elite educational organizations. Fifteen years ago, she was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicag ... Full Article »

November 4, 2014 10:15am

Program your own video games with these mobile apps

Gone are the days when playing video games were viewed as a juvenile distraction. There are tangible learning benefits to games. Further, those with the skills to build games can are highly coveted and can earn significant income with minimal experience. These five apps can tutor middle and high sch ... Full Article »

October 30, 2014 10:45am

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