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Amara Humphry is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Gooru, a technology nonprofit dedicated to honoring the human right to education. Amara is passionate about empowering every student with actionable data to realize their full potential. She blends technology and design to create student-centric solutions that bring big data, crowdsourcing, and the support of a global community to students ...
The myBlee suite of applications focuses on helping kids (ages 5 to 12) learn math through customized activities for both home and school use. Developed by teachers, myBlee offers a single solution with multiple paths to support personalized classroom learning. On the other end, students can create individual accounts tailored to their age group, and then they can start exploring what the myBlee Math app has...
Marjan Ghara, is the Founder and CEO of Biblionasium, an award winning platforms for kids that supports the independent reading activities of children. Like a "Goodreads on steroids," it is used in classrooms and libraries to engage, excite and encourage children to read. Marjan is a technologist by training and her passion is to get kids hooked on reading. How di...
James Huggins is the Co-Founder of Made in Me, a creative studio exploring new ways for technology to inspire millennials. The team produces apps, games, websites and video content for major clients including Penguin Random House, LEGO, and McDonalds. Their in-house projects include the BAFTA-nominated apps Sneak and The Land of Me as well as Me Books, an award-winning ebook app and onli...
"PowerToFly makes it easier for companies to find great female talent, while attracting more women to the tech workforce. I feel very lucky to be able to serve this community of women." (Milena Berry, Power to Fly) Tech Jobs for Women Worldwide Katharine Zaleski and Milena Berry started PowerToFly with simil...
"NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library's knowledge for the Internet age. Labs combines core digital library operations (digitization, metadata, permissions/reproductions, etc.) with a publicly engaged tech, design, and outreach team focused on enabling new uses of collections and data, collaborating with users on the creation of digital resources, and applying new technologies to library prob...
MoMA Art Lab is a free app ideal for children ages 6-8. It’s a digital extension of the Art Lab in-person sessions at MoMA. The app features a variety of drawing activities that allow users to experiment freely and to explore the styles of MoMA artists through structured projects involving the use of color, shapes, a...
Wattpad connects people who love to read and write together. Avid readers Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen started the Toronto-based company in 2006. The members of the fast-growing Wattpad community (over 40 million writers and readers worldwide) share ideas and exchange feedback with one another. New and seasoned authors can share their work as it is developed, and at various stages- drafts, chapters, ...
In libraries, information commons house a combination of information and technology resources. Here, students can participate in classes offered by various academic departments in the library, in addition to using the space for independent learning. Academic libraries in Pakistan are fairly new to exploring the possibilities of information commons spaces and what these spaces can provid...
A recent study investigated animated pedagogical agents (APAs) in terms of how they fit in a learning environment. APAs often appear in educational software programs or as an educational element in regular software programs to guide users through complex tasks. These characters often integrate help text or audio and can be based on real people, animals, fictional characters, or even inanimate objects...