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Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Learn-to-code startups abound these days, but one in particular is focusing on the very young and is having some success in elementary schools around the country — even underserved schools with no budgets for STEM but a great need for better tools.<p>The startup is Tynker; it makes a web-based …

Education Giant Pearson Continues Digital Push, Acquires Flipped Classroom Managers, Learning Catalytics

Educational publishing giant, Pearson, has lately been making a push to snatch up (and incubate) promising young EdTech startups and concepts to help it compete in an increasingly tech-influenced educational landscape. Last May, Pearson acquired Certiport, the maker and marketer of IT and digital …

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Gifstory: An Instagram For Making Animated GIFs

In late February, the company will launch Gifstory, a new app that will make it easier to create GIFs.<p>“The medium of photography is going to be …

Watch Clever Wherever's Young Rewired State 2012 Live Demo!

Earlier this month we were pleased to host a bright group of coders for Young Rewired State 2012 at our London Headquarters. The finished product was …

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

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How Technology is Transforming Education

This year’s The Next Web Conference Europe is already more than two months in the past and we’re looking forward to our forthcoming events in São Paulo and New York City. To fill the gap, let’s take a look at a really interesting talk from our Amsterdam event.<p>Juan Lopez-Valcarcel is Chief Digital …