Monthly Archives: January 2013

Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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Junky Educational Apps and the People Who Make Them.


The other day I had another reminder of just how naive I really am.  You’d think by now I would be a bit wilier.  But no. So here’s the story. You all know that I review a LOT of educational … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and Education Technology…is it for YOU?


On Wednesday night I attended an event put on by the Mass Innovation Night folks called “Crowdfunding Innovation.” There were a bunch of entrepreneurs there who are using crowdfunding to raise money…with varying degrees of success. Many of us have … Continue reading

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Parent Survey on Kids and App Use


Friends, if you haven’t had a chance to complete the Balefire Labs Parent Survey about your kids using apps, there’s still time!  Thank you so much for helping us!  

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I am an Edupreneur.


Last week my friend Frank Catalano wrote a wonderful piece for the MindShift blog.  He talked about the fact that there is a plethora of new companies looking to apply technology to the education market, but that there is still … Continue reading

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“When people don’t take time out, they stop being productive.” ~ Carisa Bianchi I started experiencing back pain around the time I turned 50. When I went to the doctor she told me, “John, you…

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Social Skills Training with a Cool Gadget!


Last night I attended a Mass Innovation Night event for the first time.  Mass Innovation Nights, for those who haven’t heard of them, are monthly meetings that showcase new, innovative products, mostly from entrepreneurs in the Boston area.  Not only … Continue reading

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Video Killed the Radio Star…or Did It?


Well, maybe not quite yet, because yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to appear on the Friends of Kevin Radio Show!  Although I’ve done numerous webinars, video interviews and even internet radio in the past, I’ve never done true radio…where … Continue reading

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Huge Growth in Kids’ Device Use


I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about kids and devices.  It’s mostly as market research for my new business (more about that later) and, luckily for me, it’s also really interesting. I knew that devices were big with … Continue reading

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