Category Archives: Reviews

Balefire Labs Announces Winners of 2014 Best EdApp Competition

Balefire Labs has announced the results of its 2014 Best EdApp competition, with best mobile apps in the following subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. “We’re thrilled to award our ‘Best EdApp’ of the year awards for 2014,” said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., President and Founder of Balefire Labs. “In 2014 we reviewed more than 2,000 educational […]

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Learn a New Language in 2014

Haven’t thought of a new years resolution yet? Learning a new language helps us connect with a different culture and develop insight into how languages work.

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Chromebooks in Education

The EdTech K-12 Magazine reports that Chromebooks attracted quite a bit of attention at the ISTE 2013, and reviews four Chromebooks that could be useful for the educators in the classroom.  The article notes that there are only four manufacturers besides Google that manufacture Chromebooks, and it also refers IDC’s report claiming that Chromebooks reduce the cost of deployment by 69% […]

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SkilledUp Reviews Various Test-Based Online Credentials

As a portal for online courses and training, SkilledUp is a logical candidate to explore the future of the online credentialing world.  SkilledUp’s Content Director Brad Zomick releases the first in a series of feature posts on their blog seeking to broadly answer the question: “What does the degree of 2020/2030 look like?”  The entire series will explore 4 types of credentials available […]

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Is the Kindle Paperwhite the best e-reader ever? Reliable tech sources say ‘pretty much’

Amazon’s latest version of the Kindle, the Paperwhite, ships today, and is said to be “most advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% higher contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, uncompromised battery life of up to eight weeks, and a thin and light design.” Check out what the major media outlets […]

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30 days with the Google Nexus 7

We’ve been reporting pretty heavily on the tablet wars, rumors, developments, etc. over the past few months, with a particular focus lately on the latest to enter the ring, the Google Nexus 7.  The device only recently shipped but some tech reporters have been using the device for at least a month, and their reviews are slowly rolling in. Here’s […]

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Startup Spotlight: Noodle.org helps students find the best place to learn

Choosing a school is one of the biggest commitments one can make, and the search isn’t exactly an easy one. Whether you’re looking for a pre-school or a pre-med program, the options are endless, and a quick web search just doesn’t cut it. When you’re investing what could be tens of thousands — sometimes over a hundred thousand dollars — […]

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B&N’s Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight reviews rolling out

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight has been made available to a selected few for a couple of weeks now (we first reported it on the device here), and Time Magazine’s Techland is amongst the first to review it. Check it out here.

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Intel adds ‘Studybook’ tablet to its Intel Learning Series

PCMag reports that Intel has added a 7 inch tablet to its Intel Learning Series  line of tablets, PC’s and software. Dubbed the  “Studybook,” the 7 inch tablet is priced starting at $199 and will come loaded with either Windows 7 or Android 3.0 “Honeycomb,” depending on the school district’s needs.  The Windows 7 model is slated to be released […]

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Review: StudyBlue study tools

StudyBlue has been helping students study for a little over a year now. Flashcards are the site’s main focus, but it also allows students to create traditional review sheets. Recently added is the exciting functionality of community notes. Similar to what GoodSemester is doing, StudyBlue crowdsources learning by letting individuals both upload their own study tools and use other people’s studying […]

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