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Socratica Offers a Good Selection of Educational Android Apps

Since the first time I used an Android phone Socratica apps have frequently popped-up when I search Google Play for educational apps.

Using TodaysMeet to Enhance Jigsaw Reading Activities

A few nights ago my friend Jess sent me a Facebook message in which she asked for my help in organizing a group discussion that she has to lead as part of a graduate course she's taking. She's a nurse, not a teacher so leading a group discussion is a bit out of her comfort zone. I quickly put together a little outline for her to follow.

Even More Resources for Teaching to Bloom's Taxonomy

EDUCATOR EXPERT: Sacramento educator Larry Ferlazzo gained “likes” back in 2009 for his super comprehensive collection of resources on supporting Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroom. Now, he’s refreshed it with some additional apps, diagrams, and courses to add to the collection. First up, Ferlazzo ca

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STEM Program Globaloria Raises $1M

GLOBALORIA: NYC-based Globaloria has raised $995,500 from undisclosed sources, according to an SEC filing.  Globaloria teaches 5th-12th graders courses in STEM, computing, game design and coding using industry tools and professional practices. You can read a full description of Globaloria, along wit

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Online Course Provider StraighterLine Adds $5.4M

STRAIGHTER LINE: Baltimore-based company StraighterLine has added $5,373,219 to its most recent Series B round, according to a document filed with the SEC on December 19.  StraighterLine charges students a monthly or per-course fee to take online college courses; students can then transfer these cla

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Cómo me gustaría que las matemáticas fallaran. Que la proporcionalidad fuera, en este caso inversa:«A más.., menos...» o «A menos.., más...» . 

Hoy me gustaría comentar el curioso paralelismo entre fracaso escolar y paro laboral. Y escribo esto porque, de vez en cuando, aparecen noticias sobre el «abandono escolar temprano» y las medidas para su mejora.

Querium Closes $800K Series A to Help Students Master STEM

QUERIUM: $800K to Austin, TX-based Querium Corporation in a Series A3 round from ICG Ventures and private investors. Founded in January 2013, Querium develops virtual tutoring and assessment tools that help students master STEM subjects. The company's "StepWise" technology allows students to show th

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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.

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?Fingerprint Acquires Cognitive Kid and Scribble Press

FINGERPRINT: San Francisco, CA-based Fingerprint acquired Hillsborough, CA-based Cognitive Kid and Santa Monica, CA-based Scribble Press for an undisclosed amount. Cognitive Kid is the creator of the Ansel and Clair children’s app series, and Scribble Press enables users to create and publish storie

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Ask the Educators: Will eBooks Replace Print Books in School Districts?

DON'T JUDGE A BOOK by its cover, especially if it's online. According to a new LightSail Education survey of 475 educators (75% of which are school and district leaders), 94% of respondents expect that ebooks will increase as "a share of books read" in their school or district over the next two year

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