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Our mission is to help ordinary people discover their extraordinary potential.<p>We believe everybody should have the opportunity to create something …

Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

HELSINKI — Elementary school students in Finland could be adding coding and programming to their nightly homework routine in the near …

Samsung and Code Club Teach Kids to Code

Code Club, the UK-wide network of volunteers that teach kids how to program, has announced a partnership with Samsung to unearth the UK’s “grooviest young coder”.<p>In what will be the first in a series of events to mark the tie-up, the Robo-Boogie competition is striving to encourage primary-age …

Google Launches Virtual Field Trips Via New Google+ Connected Classrooms Feature

Field trips generally venture only as far afield as the local heritage village, where you’re likely to catch pilgrim ‘Ezekial’ behind the butter churning hut sneaking a modern-day cigarette. Google wants to offer a more far-reaching experience, with a new Connected Classrooms initiative that lets …

Amazon Snaps Up Online Math Instruction Company TenMarks To Help It Make Education Apps

Amazon has announced plans to snap up online education company TenMarks. The company offers an online math curriculum currently, and Amazon VP of Kindle Dave Limp says that together, “Amazon and TenMarks intend to develop rich educational content and applications, across multiple platforms, that we …

Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store

Apple has finally take steps to better cater to the children who have adopted its devices, and especially family favorite the iPad, with the launch of a Kids App Store. Arriving this week alongside the launch of iOS 7, the Kids App Store store is not a separate mobile application, to be clear, but …

Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a young, teacher-led education technology startup called Skaffl announced the impending launch of an iPad app that aims to help teachers make better use of technology in the classroom. Its first product, “Braket” allows teachers to plan lessons, manage document …

Treehouse Gets Included In Oregon School District's Curriculum

Treehouse has partnered with the Umatilla school district in Oregon, becoming perhaps the first edu-tech service to be included in a school’s curriculum. Through this relationship, students can elect to take programming courses starting this fall as part of their learning.<p>An online interactive …

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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles

This embed is invalid<p>There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here’s an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they’re having some good old-fashioned family fun (as board game makers used to put it, …

Common Sense Education

CSS 3D Editor

Tridiv is a web-based editor<br>for creating 3D shapes in CSS.<p>Start using the app See examples<p>Examples<p>iPhone 4S<br>8 shapes, 148 faces NES<br>21 shapes, 124 …

LinkedIn Growing Up: Opens Up To High School Students Over 13, Launches Dedicated Pages For Universities Worldwide

While there has been quite a lot of discussion about how Facebook may be losing its cachet among younger users who are going elsewhere for their social media kicks, today LinkedIn made a bold move to start reaching out itself to this very lucrative, if fickle, audience: is beginning to promote …

Educational App Store For Parents, KinderTown, Acquired By Demme Learning

KinderTown, a startup whose app store for parents points users to the top educational apps for children, has been acquired by Demme Learning, an independent publisher of educational materials, including Math-U-See, a K-12 math curriculum for parents and schools. Terms of the deal are not being …

"Code Stars" - Short Film

Teach Your Kids How To Code, Not How To Speak Chinese

That's an interesting idea, but the reality is that no matter who is ruling the world, if your kids don't live in China, their lives are much more likely to involve <i>software</i> than speaking Chinese.<p>So make sure the second language they study is code. Then their <i>third</i> language can be anything you'd like …

How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code

Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital …

Turn your children into little hackers at home with this program

Without a coding education, your kids are missing out on a huge life-opportunity.<p>But, very few schools actually offer computer science courses for middle and elementary schoolers. So, today Tynker launched its code-at-home browser program that teaches your children coding basics in a visual and …

7 Google+ Communities

Just about a year ago I wrote a post outlining why educators should be at least starting to play with Google+. Since writing that post my use of …

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Video Game Developers Snatching Up $7.8 Billion Opportunity In EdTech

Game-based learning took center stage at this year’sGames For Change festival in NYC.<p>The festival, now in its 10th year, concentrates on social impact games. Consider, for example, the announcement from E-Line Media and The Cook Inlet Tribal Council about the first indigenous owned video game …

Developed By Literacy Experts, Learn With Homer Launches On The iPad To Change How Kids Learn To Read

Stephanie Dua spent the last ten years pushing for educational reform, first as the CEO of the Fund for Public Schools under former Chancellor of New York’s Department of Education, Joel Klein, and Caroline Kennedy, before becoming senior advisor to David Coleman at Student Achievement Partners …

Google Play to Offer Digital Textbooks in August

Edtech Business<p>Google Play to Offer Digital Textbooks in August<p>Jul 29, 2013<p><b>TEXTBOOK PLAY:</b> Google will get its foot into the door of the digital …

Google: 10 million Malaysian students, teachers, and parents will now use Google Apps for Education

Millions of Malaysian kids will be writing stories, collecting data, creating presentations, and organizing the future of their education in the cloud — Google’s cloud.<p>Today, Google announced that Malaysia is adopting Google Apps for 10 million students, teachers, and parents. In addition, the …