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Did you know that there’s a great free tool online that allows you to create a social media page for fictional and historical figures? Fakebook is a resource that anyone with an internet connection can use to create a living document about a person’s life. Just like Facebook, Fakebook allows you to add pictures, post statuses, write comments, and share videos. You can even ma...
College Passport - SAT Edition is a college preparatory application developed by the Edupath company based in Berkeley, California. Marketed as a high school student’s only necessary tool for keeping track of the application process, this app provides SAT training, school searches, and a task manager. It includes detailed timelines and it highlights the end goal of e...
ChemCrafter is a free app for performing virtual chemistry experiments. There are three virtual books that guide users through an exploration of chemistry: a book of water experiments, one of chemical experiments, and one of salt experiments. Beginning with the more basic experiments, users learn about how elements react with one another by mixing them together and observing the results....
Scholastic has created a fun app to help kids practice their math. Sushi Monster is a game that helps users practice addition and subtraction as they choose the correct numbers to complete number sentences. A monster stands in the center of a table while a waiter brings various plates of sushi, each labeled with a number. Playe...
Awesome Eats is a game developed by the Whole Kids foundation to teach young players about how to nourish their bodies while also protecting the environment. The game focuses on sorting vegetables and fruits that whiz by on conveyor belts. The game fosters hand-eye coordination and quick thinking a...
"Now celebrating its seventh year, the Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the preeminent conference on digital content and digital publishing strategies. In 2015 it brought together over 1,500 media, publishing and technology professionals from around the world focused on developing, building and transforming their organizations to compete in the constantly evolving digital media ecosystem."
Dragon Shapes is an app from Lumio Kids, a company dedicated to creating educational apps for children aged 6-9. Dragon Shapes is a geometry challenge, in which players must arrange a given group of shapes into one large shape, without any overlaps or spaces. The challenges increase in dif...
A school in Pennsylvania is doing something that is both refreshing and brave—they are putting their trust entirely in the kids. They are allowing students to have power over their own education. By granting students at Penn Manor High School the freedom to use their own technology in the classroom, the school encourages students to become successful leaders and collaborators. The principal, Dr. Philip Gale, is adamant that the students shou...
Although it's been predicted time and again that our education system is ready for a revolution, practices have remained static for. . . a long time. A typical classroom still has a single teacher lecturing in front of the class. Every supposed revolution seeks to alter this paradigm—whether by replacing teachers with technological medians or hoping that the internet will provide an unknown breakthrough in instructional delivery. The good new...
Games are used increasingly as learning aids, but are they as effective as books? Obviously game designers seem to think so. In fact, the designers featured in this video argue that games are comparable to major works of literature, and are just as essential for the learning process. Games can transport a student to another time or place where they are completely immersed in a story and an experience, which is naturally more interesting than...