5 New Apps That Give Students an Edge
Suggestions for mobile apps that really help students get the most out of their education.
Local Pittsburgh Teachers Get Slimed This Saturday
The city of Pittsburgh is a great place to be a kid. Growing up in Pittsburgh means year-round sports games, long afternoons exploring wooded parks and field trips spent in planetariums, zoos and even submarines. But our best resource of all? Our people -- especially our teachers.
Stop Staring at Me — Tech Tools Remove Embarrassment, Make Room for Learning
Today in a crowded inner-city classroom, a teacher will ask, “Are there any questions?” and although he desperately wants to raise his hand, one boy in the back row won’t. “Okay then,” the teacher will say, and she’ll spin around, erase her white board and move on, taking the mass of nodding students with her […]
5 Tech Tools with a Creative Twist
If you've been following this blog, we don't need to tell you that tech tools are a great way to make learning fun. You already know this, and if you're a parent, teacher, caregiver or simply a lifelong learner, you probably have your own strategies for making the most of digital learning tools in your daily life.
Maker Movement Hits the Road with SparkTruck’s Cross-Country Tour
SparkTruck, an “educational build-mobile” is traveling across the country bringing unforgettable experiences to kids across the country, with stops in Pittsburgh September 12 - 15
Cool New Learning Tools – The Reading Rainbow App
The world of digital learning tools just got a dose of 90s nostalgia. Reading Rainbow’s rolled out with a new app for the iPad – one that was developed by LeVar Burton himself. For anyone who learned to read sometime during the last 30 years, this is obviously exciting news. For parents and educators, it […]
Pennsylvania corporate tax credit will pay for private-school scholarships [Philadelphia Inquirer]
PA Legislators and Governor Tom Corbett expanded tax breaks to corporations in return for donations made for private school scholarships.
5 Keys to Teaching with Effective Tech Tools
The Fred Rogers Center and NAEYC offer recommendations in report titled Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8.
Connected Learning Through Digital Badges
Digital badges might just be the answer. The answer to what? Closing the achievement gap, lowering the dropout rate and preparing 21st century learners for the workforce.
4 Apps for Children with Autism
Explore these 4 autism apps to help the children in your life learn and grow.
Social Media Makes Learning Fun With Learnist
Learnist is a creative learning site that hopes to connect experts to amateurs and help us all learn something new in the process.
Zombies as Learning Tools?
You've heard of DML, but have you heard of ZBL? Zombie-Based Learning is a new approach that uses the undead scenario to challenge students.
Are We Teaching Creativity or Killing It?
While it's easy to compare grades to see which students are falling behind in math class, creativity is a harder thing to measure.
New Exciting Teaching Strategies — The Comic Textbook
"The Graphic Textbook" from Reading with Pictures is giving comics a greater role in education.
South Korea to Invest $2 Billion in Digital Textbooks
South Korea recently announced plans to spend $2 billion (2.2 trillion won) on digital textbooks and supportive cloud computing systems for the nation’s schools by 2015. In addition to the content provided by their paper counterparts, the digital textbooks boast a variety of features to augment the learning experience. For one, they can utilize audio, […]