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3 years ago
Astound teaches you how to confidently communicate in a variety of situations, from giving a presentation to going on a date. A voice and speech coaching app created by a professional voice coach and speech therapist, Astound features over 100 articulation, breathing, phonation, and stretching exercises to make you a better speaker. There are over 30 exercises available for free, but beyond that, you...
3 years ago
"Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people. It exists to empower the displaced with technology." (About Techfugees) Confronting a Growing Problem In 2015, rising conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa led to an influx of refugees in Europe and a glob...
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. YouTube introduces new educational feature, Learning Playlists. Full story from the Verge 2. A biodegradable edtech toy teaches kids to care about the environment.
3 years ago
If you want to increase players’ motivation and persistence in a digital game, you might want to start adding digital "achievements." At least that’s what researchers of a recent study found. Achievements, which can include digital badges, points, and leaderboards, were found to have a positive impact on players’ performance in various tasks. With more educational games and apps popping up more frequently, these findings could be important...
3 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. American Historical Association creates guide to help history professors navigate online hate. Full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education 2. Tech is helping to integrate social emotional learning into daily class...
3 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Science of sisterhood: Girls STEM Institute encourages education and connection. Full story from the Indiana University News 2. Are robots any good at teaching language skills?
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Social robots have been shown to be effective tools for children with autism in various ways, particularly in teaching them social cues. While social skills are generally difficult for children with autism to learn with other people, some studies have shown that robots are actually more effective in this type of social-emotional education. A recent study tested how well children with autism learned how to distrust and deceive with a soc...
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Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Jeopardy mega-champion is redesigning and revolutionizing libraries. Full story from EdSurge 2. Exploring technology through fashion at summer camp.
3 years ago
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. A professor's success livestreaming lessons on video game platform Twitch. Full story from The Chronicle of Higher Education 2. Former teacher leads STEM initiative Ignite My Future in School.