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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

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

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

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

Why there are no good apps for etiquette and education

Photo credit: Adam Fagen (Flickr) During a recent family get-together, my sister-in-law who teaches high school chemistry rightly called me out for being digitally distracted. It was a forward head tilt that gave me away. Most of us have been on both sides of the forward head tilt (let’s call ... Full Article »

October 28, 2014 10:20am

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