Tag Archives: Apple

Android Tablet Use in U.S. Schools: A Response


Hey guys, last week I wrote an update about Android tablet use in US schools. Our friend and colleague, Jarrett Volzer, from TabPilot, wrote a very thoughtful and…ahem…LONG…comment on that page. I think Jarrett raises some great points and wanted … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Are Android Tablets the Next Big Thing in Education?


Last week I bought a new Galaxy Nexus 7. I couldn’t help it. At $249 for a fully-loaded, 16 GB, 7-inch tablet running Android, I just had to find out what all the hype was about. The fact that it … Continue reading

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How to Choose Educational Apps?


I’ve been fooling around in the app store a lot lately.  Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I find it fascinating to see what is out there in the educational app world.

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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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