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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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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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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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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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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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A Math App Worth Bragging About!


On Tuesday I wrote about a math app that gave me paroxysms so today I want to write about a math app that gives me the warm fuzzies.  It only seems fair.  This way we’ll balance out the Universe. Just … Continue reading

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The Best New eBook: Frankenstein!


When I was a kid I loved those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.  Do you guys remember those?  It was always so much fun to have options to choose how the story went…although, of course, I always doubled back to … Continue reading

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Sharing Between Teacher and Student Devices: Nearpod!


I wanted to share a super cool app that I just started using.  It’s called Nearpod and it allows teachers to create interactive content that runs on their iPads and share that content with students on student-controlled devices.  In the … 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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