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Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, here are some of the new iOS, Android, and Web-based educational apps that caught our eye this month: THE WORMWORLD SAGA The Wormworld Saga is an online graphic novel about Jonas Berg, a young boy who enters an alternative fantasy world through a magical painting. Author and artist Dan […]

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What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty

What’s Behind the Culture of Academic Dishonesty

| October 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

B. Gilliard You’ve heard the stories: Cheating in Atlanta, Georgia. Cheating in Washington, DC. Cheating in Long Island, New York. Academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and cheating are hardly new. And as the history of the banking industry and baseball demonstrate, cheating scandals aren’t just limited to schools. With numerous incidents making headlines in recent months, however, […]

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Quick Look: Foldit Game Leads to AIDS Research Breakthrough

Quick Look: Foldit Game Leads to AIDS Research Breakthrough

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Incredible news from the gaming world: “video gamers were able to do what biochemists have been trying to do for a decade: decipher the structure of a protein called retroviral protease, an enzyme that is key to the way HIV multiplies. Being able to see how this protein builds will likely help scientists develop drugs […]

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With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories

With Pictures, Puzzles and Games, Students Create Transmedia Stories

| August 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Laura Fleming and John Connell Until just a few years ago, stories we were told mostly through  a single medium – it might be a book, a movie, a radio program, a cartoon. Today, we can tell stories across a wide variety of media, all at the same time. That’s the premise behind the […]

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New Educational Apps of the Month

New Educational Apps of the Month

| July 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

At the end of month, we review some of our favorite educational apps that have been released or updated over the last thirty days. (Read our previous months’ reviews.) Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. NASA VISUALIZATION EXPLORER NASA’s latest iPad app, the NASA Visualization Explorer (iTunes, free) brings some […]

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Computer Science With a Twist: Students Hack into Kinect

Computer Science With a Twist: Students Hack into Kinect

| July 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

Within the first 60 days of its release, Microsoft sold some eight million Kinects, making it the fastest selling consumer electronics device in history (beating out the iPad and the VCR). For those who aren’t familiar with it yet, Kinect is a sensor input device for the popular Xbox gaming console that allows gamers to […]

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50 Creative Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

50 Creative Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

| July 1, 2011 | 13 Comments

A comprehensive collection of ideas showing how ordinary summer activities can be turned into learning opportunities.

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What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds

What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds

| June 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

There are over 1 billion users of virtual worlds, online communities where users have avatars and participate in various simulated environments. Even more impressive than that number: roughly half of those virtual world users are under age 15. With a number of news stories lately about kids under 13 on Facebook (violating the social network’s […]

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Video Games Built Just for Girls

Video Games Built Just for Girls

| June 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

The stereotypical video game player is a young male under age 18, but study after study has shown that majority of the game-playing population does not fall into that demographic. Only 18% of gamers are under age 18, and women over 18 represent a significantly greater proportion of this population (37%) than do boys age […]

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Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

| June 17, 2011 | 22 Comments

School or no school, there’s a world of learning opportunities for kids. When they’re not exploring outdoors, keep kids engaged in learning throughout the summer months with these enjoyable and educational apps and websites. For kids, playing these games is a cool pastime; for parents, it’s another way to get kids to exercise their thinking […]

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