Bright Fingers: A Simple Way To Learn To Type

For as long as typing has been around, there has yet to be a perfected method of teaching the skill. There are a bunch of different approaches, but none seem to bee 100% accepted. However, while we were at ISTE, we came across an ingenious approach to teaching the skill.   Essentially, Bright Fingers teaches [...]

LearnSprout Help Schools Harness All of Their Data

While we were at ISTE in Atlanta, we had a chance to check out LeanSprout. The company was at ISTE, fresho off of closing a whopping $4.2 million in Series A funding round, with Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president, Justin Tan all pitching in.LeanSprout Blog, "Three Big Announcements From LearnSprout," 13 May 2014 That [...]

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Late Nite Labs: A Flight Simulator for Science Experiments

While we were at ISTE in Atlanta earlier this month, we saw a ton of great EdTech companies and products. However, as good as many of the products were, they all dealt almost exclusively with K-12. We only came across a few higher-ed companies. One such company really stood out: Late Nite Labs. Late Nite [...]

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Our 6 Year Old Reporter goes Hands-on With the NAO Robot

Way back at ISTE, earlier this month, we had a chance to check out a ton of great educational products. During our trip to Atlanta for the conference, we brought along our 6 year old special correspondent Tatum. Tatum had a blast, and she helped us find the best stuff there. One of her favorite [...]

Filament Games: An Engaging Approach to Educational Games

During ISTE earlier this month, we had a chance to check out a whole bunch of educational games. Some better than others. The educational gaming space is sort of a strange market. There is clearly a goal behind all of the games - some sort of knowledge building or retention. However, many of the games [...]

Ensemble Video: An Educational, Private YouTube-esque Video Platform

EdTech: Ensemble Video Of all the various content mediums out there, video is growing the fastest. It is no coincidence, then, that video's adoption in the classroom is taking off as well. YouTube is a great platform, but is was not built for education purposes. However, while we were at ISTE, we came across a [...]

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Field Day: The App For Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning App Field Day While we were at ISTE last week, we had a chance to check out a lot of great educational products and software. The sheer amount of educational products out there is pretty amazing. That said, the great majority of these products and software seem to offer the same experience [...]

The Kajeet SmartSpot: Bridging the Digital Divide

Kajeet Smart Spot There is no doubt that the internet is a powerful tool for education. There are a huge amount of apps, tools, programs, and other resources available through the internet. However, a lack of access still presents a challenge to some school districts. There is one company, Kajeet, that wants to completely eliminate [...]

Knowledge Delivery Systems Debuts Platform To Educate Teachers

Our EdTech coverage has, until now, focused mainly on students and in-class technology. However, there are a whole host of tools available to help teachers and educators advance their own skill-set. One such tool comes from Knowledge Delivery Systems. KDS has been providing a huge offering of resources to teachers since 2001, in pursuit of [...]

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Check Out These Amazing Microscopes From Swift Optical [ISTE]

Swift Optical Microscopes It is no secret that microscopy can be a pretty dull thing in class. Especially when students all have to take turns looking into the same microscope. While there certainly are exceptions, looking through a microscope at some squiggly lines is a fairly dull task. In a class of, say, 7th grade children, [...]

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