Tag Archives: Android

Android Tablet Use in U.S. Schools: An Update


About six months ago I wrote about Android tablets, here, wondering if they would be the next big thing in education. And given what’s been happening in the market since then, I thought it would be a good time to … Continue reading

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The Problems with Free Educational Apps


I was talking to a school superintendent last week about how her district selects iPad apps for use in the classrooms. She said that the first thing they do is separate the free from the paid apps…and then they go … Continue reading

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Creating Effective (and Successful) Educational Apps!


I often get my inspiration for blog posts by reading the blog posts of others…and today is no exception. Yesterday, on the Edudemic blog, Jeff Dunn wrote a post called A Roadmap for Successful Educational App Development. His list is … 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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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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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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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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Entrepreneurial Accelerator….We’re In! Woo Hoo!


I haven’t been nearly as good as I should have been lately with blogging.  But I have a good excuse.  Honest. Most of you have seen my other posts where I do product reviews and give feedback about what I … Continue reading

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Classroom Tablet Management SOLVED by TabPilot


Wishing all of you who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy well.  I am in the Boston area and we were very lucky here, only losing power for 10-12 hours.  It did affect my blogging schedule, so apologies to my … Continue reading

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