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8 years ago
"We believe that in-person lessons customized to fit a student's needs and learning style will produce the best educational experience for both students and educators. To accomplish this, we've built a product that introduces structure, accountability, and transparency to the private tutoring and test prep experience." (from Book&Table site) A...
8 years ago
Because college students are a prime audience for learning applications as well as for the full range of online media, developers of educational and other online products have a keen interest in how college students process information online. A recent study at a U.S. university sheds light on the reading and writing habits of this important demographic group. The 114 students in the study were a...
8 years ago
Milk Hunt is a math learning application for iPad designed for students aged 6-12. In this educational game, students practice their "mental math" by taking the main character through a series of adventures on a quest for milk. The game requires players to be quick thinkers and encourages mathematic mastery through challenges and game incentives. This application is also a...
8 years ago
BloomBoard is an online professional development tool for teachers and administrators in the education field. This tool is designed to provide personalized feedback and access to top resources for educators looking to grow and better their careers. BloomBoard is completely customizable, giving educators the ability to tailor their viewable resources to those most ...
8 years ago
buzzMath is an online learning platform designed to help middle school students practice math concepts in an interactive, digital environment. The tool uses simple graphics to explain math equations in a way that is easy to understand. The tool also provides teacher and parent view modes so that students' progress can be monitored and assessed instantly. ...
8 years ago
New York and Chicago are doing it; is your library? Now patrons of these well known public libraries can "check out" WiFi hotspots for personal use. These portable Internet boxes are intended to expand Internet access for low-income families and those who do not have broadband access at home, which according to NYPL encompasses 55% of their patrons. NYPL President Tony Marx hopes this move will substantially lessen the digital divide. ...
8 years ago
Dean Dan Huttenlocher, Dean of Cornell Tech, is planning to build an institution like no other, right in the heart of New York City. The institution will blend technological innovation with academic experimentation to create a structurally malleable environment, designed to withstand decades of advancement. Preliminary floor plans detail wide open spaces and almost no enclosed areas which developers hope will encourage collaboration acros...
8 years ago
Cubelets are a creative way to encourage young minds to unleash their inner robot-building skills. Each Cubelets kit comes with a set of blocks, or cubes, that produce different functions when combined in various ways. The basic kit contains a battery cube, brightness cube, flashlight cube, drive cube, distance cube, and passive cube. Each cube is magnetic and, when attached with another cube, ca...
8 years ago
Hi everyone! This afternoon I went to a short seminar at NYPL on the News Challenge Grant offered by the Knight Foundation (you may recall the D&R where Laura and Meredith encouraged you all to submit ideas for grant proposals -- this is who we are submitting to!). Attendees ranged from librarians, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and coders, and NYPL's CEO & President Dr. Marx was even in attendance.
8 years ago
An interesting article in the Times about the relationship between online information literacy and average family income: Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level. It suggests that students coming from wealthier families are better at online academic research than those coming from middle to lower class families. “Teachers have to expect and recognize that they can't just say ‘Google something,' because some of our students still don't know what that means...