Tag Archives: gaming

How Does Google Autocomplete EdTech Terms?


Did you all see the image online about each state’s biggest stereotype, according to Google’s autocomplete feature in search? If you missed it, here’s the image from the Huffington Post.

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Can Video Games Make You Smarter?


Have you guys heard about the YouTube channel ASAP Science? Every week they post a short, animated video about some scientific concept. It’s a bit “pop-sciency,” but I like it a lot. The videos are entertaining and cite scientific research … Continue reading

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5 Important Questions before Giving your Child a Smart Device


Today’s post comes from guest blogger Reese Jones. Reese is an IOS and android fan who loves phones and print media. Reese writes regularly for Techie Doodlers. She is also a keen footballer (for those in the US, that mean soccer!) and … Continue reading

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A Physics Education App that Teaches!


One of the complaints I frequently hear from teachers is that there just aren’t very many good high school level science instruction apps out there. And from what I’ve seen, they’re right. There are plenty of science tool apps…like interactive periodic … Continue reading

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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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Numerosity: review of a new Math app from ThoughtBox!


Today I’m so fortunate to be blogging to you from the West Indian island of Grenada…the Spice Island…where there are frequent reminders of the fact that the issues we debate here on this blog truly are “first-world problems.” This week … Continue reading

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Algebra, Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Insanity


As all of you know by now, I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing ed tech products.  And as I’ve been reviewing educational apps I’ve always wondered what would happen when the day came when the material got … Continue reading

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Temple Run is Educational!! (What??)


I have to confess that, as an educator, it’s kind of hard for me to think outside the box when it comes to the “educational” benefits of some of the game apps that are available for kids today.  So I … Continue reading

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Mobile Apps in Education….what is “Success?”


This week I’m attending the Sandbox Summit at MIT.  The focus of the Sandbox Summit is kids, play, education and mobile apps.  It’s a fairly small group that is attending…probably about 200 or so people…and a really cool cross-section from … Continue reading

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