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Democratizing Learning Through Technology

XPRIZE | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education

We know from hard research that literate populations have lower poverty rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy. Therefore, the best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these children.

A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.22.2014 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology.

The Global Search for Education: Got Tech? - Australia

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Teachers are reporting increased motivation by students when they are involved in digital learning, and our preliminary research shows that this incr...

The Best Back to School Apps for Preschoolers

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

As many preschoolers today are younger than the iPad itself (which debuted in April 2010), educational apps to them are as commonplace as pencils, crayons and building blocks were to their parents. Here are five of our favorite apps for the preschool set.

School Doesn't Have to Be in Session to Learn From These Educational Apps

Brad Spirrison | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

There is no reason your kids' brains should go unused this summer just because school is not in session. When they are not outside enjoying a trip to the water park or backyard barbecue, they can tap into educational opportunities on their iPads and touchscreen devices.

A New Way to Discover the Best iPad Apps for Education

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Downloading substandard educational apps is at best a waste of time and money. More disturbingly, bad educational apps can promote poor learning habits or compromise privacy.

The Global Search for Education: Social Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

An impressive 17 million plus users worldwide are doing their Edmodo. The company's mission since it's beginnings has been to provide a free and safe platform that allows students and teachers to come together to collaborate and learn.

Mobile App Seeks to Offset Record-Low SAT Scores

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Kevin Ducoff

A new way to prepare for standardized tests has arrived, but it won't be found in the classroom or even in the homes of America's tutors -- unless you count what's in our pockets.

Beyond the Textbook: Startups That Educate Our Youth

Ash Kumra | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Ash Kumra

We've all seen what the invention of the computer has done for education. Now with the emergence of on-the-go apps and other tech tools that are making learning less of a process and more of an activity, learning truly never stops.

The Global Search for Education: Education Technology

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

EdTechTeacher will host the first national iPads in education summit, bringing together educators, researchers, tech directors, principals, school leaders and industry partners to identify best practices for integrating iPads into education.

Is It Time to Stop Making the Grade?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

If we are serious about making the modern educational landscape more personalized and customized, at some point we have to start creating new symbols that reflect our commitment to personalization and customization.

'A' Is for App

Charyn Harris | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

The AutoRap app has the capacity to take anything that can be spoken and create patterns that are stretched into a rhtyhmic grid. Could the integration of AutoRap revolutionize basic learning, audio and cognitive skills as well as increase GPAs across the board?

Why are Education Apps Built by the Lowest Builder?

Joseph Hill | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Joseph Hill

My belief is that the main reason that apps are made badly is that the developers are putting their hopes and dreams into the hands of the lowest bidder.

Balancing Young Learners' Media Consumption: Is There an App for That?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Michael Levine

In short, can the empty calories that now dominate far too many early media experiences be replaced with wholesome, fun, educational experiences?

Teachers: An Untapped App-Development Resource

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

With the explosion of educational apps, you'd think there would be a raft of ex-teachers and child development psychologists being invited into the app development industry.

Apps to Make You Literate

Uloop | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Reading can, at times, feel like eating sandpaper. But fortunately there are some great apps to help you get literate.

Tech Owes Teachers Some Media Literacy On Education Apps

Jessica Prois | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Jessica Prois

We're overrun with talk of media literacy for students, but it seems educational app companies have a developing responsibility to provide media literacy for teachers to see the full potential in this software.