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These Lego-Like Blocks Are Actually Braille Letters

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.09.2016 | Good News

A new toy is helping to connect the dots for kids learning braille. Braille Bricks are building blocks that look almost exactly like Legos but have on...

Tips to Help Your Child Gain an Edge in School and Life

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Education
Mehdi Toozhy

Smart children have many opportunities. They do well in school, learn faster, get scholarships and awards, and most importantly, they end up ahead in many ways in the competitive business world as adults.

Our Illiterate Children: Does Education Technology Put More Responsibility on Parents?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cherwenka

Education technology company Ooka Island is targeting parents and communities, not just teachers, in its quest to eradicate illiteracy. Is it a great example of technology's potential or a reflection of a broken school system?

20 Must-use Education Technology Tools

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Here are 20 of the most promising new apps, websites and online education technology tools or services every teacher should be using to help improve classroom learning.

No Big Ideas?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 10.20.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

It's easy to point to signs of anti-intellectualism in American, but I am encouraged by what appears to be a growing percentage of people, particularly young people, committed to making a difference. If you want to find big ideas today, look for people committed to impact.

No More Textbooks: Technology Replacing Hefty Books (POLL)

Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Many college campuses have taken new technology into the classroom as professors have found innovative uses for new gadgets, making learning cool. ...

WATCH: Grammar Pet Peeves

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Arianna has griped about its misuse before and, frankly, the number of misplaced apostrophe's -- oops, we mean apostrophes -- out there has become dow...

In Class, Facebook Replaces Blackboard

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What may be used for entertainment during one student's spare time is a learning tool for another. USF graduate student Alessandro Cesarano uses ...