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7 years ago
Comprised of the Boston-based startup's widely reviewed reading technology and the slight frame it occupies on your personal device, Spritz is a free web tool that transforms digital text into a single-word, flashing scroll of language. In each stream of e-text from a Spritz-ready book or article, the "Spritz engine" locates a red "optimal recognition poin...
7 years ago
Awarded a 2015 World Young Reader Top Prize from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Press4Kids' super-savvy News-O-Matic app brings the news to young people every weekday with bite-sized, info-packed, interactive stories. Daily editions condense world happenings into five educator- and psychologist-appr...
7 years ago
The open data movement boasts an exciting history of advancing the ways researchers share specialized knowledge in the public sphere. Learning from the most visible open data achievements in the hard and soft sciences where data is sometimes only really open
7 years ago
Some surprising new research suggests that the most common stranger to technology isn’t the person who can’t have it, but the person who doesn’t want it. Findings like this represent opportunities for community leaders to encourage students to explore digital innovation, especially when job preparedness for some of the fastest growing markets depends upon tec...
7 years ago
Geoboard is a virtual pegboard designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to geometry. One of several free tools produced for educators by The Math Learning Center, this simple web and mobile app comes complete with three shaped grids and several piles of digital, unen...
7 years ago
"HyperStudio explores the potential of new media technologies for the enhancement of education and research in the humanities. Our work focuses on questions about the integration of technology into humanities curricula within the broader context of scholarly inquiry and pedagogical practice." (Learn about HyperStudio) Supporting Scholarship Located at an intersection ...
7 years ago
"Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We collaborate with communities all around the world; donating laptops, microphones and software to community centers and conducting two-week residencies with talented youth. We film workshops and shoot music videos as part of a weekly web-series with PBS Digital Studios. Our goals include cultural exchange, innovative coll...
7 years ago
In a world where the speed of technology growth outpaces the social contracts that inform when, where, and how technology is used, it’s not unreasonable to bristle when someone’s smartphone rings near you in the museum. Indeed, today's momentary intersections of our old ‘real’ lives and new virtual lives (if these are even separate) often confound us when they occur in places that are revered for their historicity, and complicate w...
7 years ago
According to researchers at SAGE, an architecture project of the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University, portable classrooms account for over 40% of the $5 billion spent annually on modular construction in North America. In recent years over 300,000 USA mods have housed millions of students for several hours each school d...
7 years ago
Social media as a marketing tool is booming in higher ed. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of college-bound high school students getting a bead on their dream school with college-sponsored blogs or other interactive forums doubled. Nearly a third more college admissions departments turned to social media to court students in that same period, jumping the figure of four-year schools that build online social appeal to about 65% in the USA. ...