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PingPong: Simple, Interactive, Free Q&A App For Teachers

12/01/2013, I’ve recently met with the creators of PingPong, an app that is aimed at providing a higher level of interaction between teachers and students. It works by simply letting teachers create questions either on the spot (during class), or as a series or...

The Play-i Robots Aims To Teach Children How To Program

11/12/2013, While software development has been around for a while now, it usually felt like a pretty specialized field as opposed to a topic that educational institutions felt should be taught to everyone. However times have changed and with technology becoming more...

Hopscotch iPad App Aims To Teach Children Programming

04/17/2013, Hopscotch is an app designed for the iPad that has been released in beta and is free for download. It has been created with the purpose of teaching kids from 8-12 the joys of rudimentary coding where they try to make programming concepts as visual, bright...

Online Classroom CreativeLIVE gets $8M funding

03/11/2013, Massive online open course platforms (a.k.a “MOOCs”) is an emerging model of online learning which offer alternatives to expensive degrees. One of such startup is CreativeLIVE, a platform that brings live, online classrooms on creative and...

The Boy Scouts Of America Introduces The Game Design Merit Badge

03/11/2013, There have been questions raised recently and in the past if computer programming should be a mandatory subject in schools. With smartphones and tablets becoming commonplace, new job opportunities as developers for mobile applications have arisen, to the...

Apple Introduces $1,099 21.5″ iMac For Educational Institutions

03/05/2013, Since Apple computers tend to lean more towards the expensive side, it is understandable that most schools might prefer to go with a PC instead. However it looks like Apple is still interested in appealing to educational institutions and has since quietly...

Quick Key Is An App That Makes The Lives Of Teachers Easier

02/27/2013, For those who have taken exams with multiple choices, one of the “official” ways of taking it would be by coloring in circles with a 2B pencil. Your answers would then be fed into a computer which will then determine if you circled the correct choice....