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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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Game Apps that I Love to Hate


Do you guys have games that you play on your smartphones or tablets that drive you crazy? You know, the ones that, for the life of you, you can’t figure out WHY IN GOD’S NAME you are wasting your life … 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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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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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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