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July 24, 2013

Experts Weigh in on K-12 Coding & CS Resources

A big city superintendent called last week and asked for recommendations for K-12 resources for teaching coding and computer science so we reached out to some folks in the know. Here's a summary of what we learned:

December 04, 2012

5 Megatrends That Shaped 2012 Education

Five big trends that will shape education for the next decade became fully evident this year.

November 06, 2012

Better & More Writing: Review of 42 Apps

Math gets all the love--at least that appears to be the case in the edtech world. But applications of automated essay scoring have been growing steadily for 15 years. The shift to digital instructional materials, preparations for state online assessment, and a new crop of writing apps is adding new energy to digital ELA.

October 15, 2012

Common Sense Media: Making Sense of the Learning App Explosion

Common Sense Media aims to provide "trustworthy information to parents and teens about technology and media." Founder and CEO Jim Styer has been working on this mission for 20 years. He's the author of a new book, Talking Back to Facebook: A Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age, a look at how digital media affects the development of young children.

September 14, 2012

It's Time for a Special Needs App Fund

Alesha Bishop and Lisa Valerio worked together for 10 years at Charles Schwab. After both gave birth to sons with special needs, they have reunited to support the development of learning tools for students with special needs and family-friendly apps.

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