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Think back to your own childhood. Who were the teachers you remembered most? What did they…Continue
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It’s no secret that politics and education are deeply entwined. Although never clearly defined…Continue
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There are now tens of thousands of educational apps in the marketplace and standing out from the crowd is no simple task. Here are ten of the best marketing strategies to get parents to download your educational app for their children.
We live in a world where science rules. People are convinced much more easily if you can prove your claims with scientific research. There are many studies available that describe characteristics of great apps and all you have…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on February 12, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
We conducted a research project to identify and analyze educational mobile apps. We obtained the data that is available in Google play store and Apple iTunes store. We collected several key attributes for 961 educational apps that are listed in the Google Play store. Although we looked at information related to 1368 educational apps, we focused on 961 apps that had install information. In addition to getting the installation and rating information from the stores, we categorized the…Continue
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Can Santa Claus Increase your App Downloads by 230%?
We were in for a pleasant analytics surprise during the past holiday season. For our StepUp app we were averaging about 110 downloads per day till Dec 24th. On Dec 25 it jumped to 392 and stayed above 250 mark for several months after that. We had not done any campaigns and our search in the social media did not reveal…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on February 11, 2016 at 10:54am — No Comments
Top Ten Educational Mobile App Categories
2015 was an exciting year for edTech! The influence of technology on both teaching and learning has increased significantly. Teachers are searching for more digital resources and using them to supplement classroom training. The diversity and popularity of Educational mobile apps continue to improve further.
We reviewed over 2000 educational apps listed in the Google Play Store and correlated the app category with their…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on February 11, 2016 at 10:50am — No Comments
The competition for the top spot among educational app stores is heating up in this cold season with Lumos Learning gaining the lead with 35,000 visitors spending an average of 13.5 minutes in December 2015.
In this study we analyzed website traffic data for nine educational app listing directories using the data available on SimilarWeb. We looked…Continue
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It’s easy for a teacher to become overwhelmed by grading, and when it comes to grading students’ writing pieces, the ask can become even more onerous. As most teachers know, specific timely feedback in student writing is a highly effective way to improve a student’s writing skills. However, with so many subjects to plan for and teach (at the elementary level), and so many students’ writing pieces to grade (at the middle school level), how can a teacher “do it all”?
Luckily, there are…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on January 10, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
The Common Core Standards require that “by the end of the year, [the student will] read and comprehend literature [and informational text] with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range” (www.corestandards.org). Along with this standard are other related objectives that require active reading skills.
How, then, can we promote active reading among our students?…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on January 10, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments
Recently, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced his resignation effective the end of the year. Immediately, President Obama named John King, Jr. as his replacement, leaving many to speculate on what his tenure could mean for education.
Many consider the end Secretary Duncan’s term to be more than a simple changing of the guard; they are speculating it may be the end of a standards-based education era. From 1993-2015, the tenures of
Secretaries Riley, Paige, Spellings,…
Added by Angelina Perez on January 10, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
New applications are revolutionizing long-standing norms and industries (think about a simple Uber application challenging the taxi industry). Individuals and businesses have made applications for every facet in our lives, and this includes the education field. Teachers now have some very interesting tools available free that they can use to enhance their teaching methods and the learning experience of their students. Here are 10 of the best free educational technology tools available in the…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on January 10, 2016 at 6:06am — No Comments
While similarities certainly exist between the Common Core and previous standards, there do exist some key differences. This week we will take a look at these three key shifts:
1. Greater focus on fewer topics
2. More coherence
The developers of the Common Core have aimed to create standards that focus on…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on November 24, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments
Here is the list of the top 10 PARCC and Common Core questions that many parents and educators often worry about in Massachusetts. This will help in guiding you and enhancing your understanding with regards to these standards.
No, it is not. Massachusetts has played a lead role in creating a Common Core. Apart from this, the core has outlined all the aspects that the students should cover…Continue
Added by Angelina Perez on November 24, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments
It seems like such a simple word, but it can be one of the most important aspects of a child’s education. In so many schools, enrichment seems to be the tool of pushing forward learning for gifted and advanced students. Between programs, special classes, and extra time, these students reap great rewards with enrichment.
The reality is, though; they shouldn’t be the only ones.…Continue
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