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Are education startups the new dot com

The amount of education startups is now increasing at an exponential rate. At the same time, the amount of venture funding for education businesses is at an all-time high. In some ways, the rise of education startups resembles the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, however, the successive crash of the dot-com craze may not be inevitable for the EdCo …

Microsoft Launches Online Portal to Help Teachers Utilize Popular Web Game in the Classroom

Microsoft has launched Gold Mine, an online portal dedicated to helping teachers utilize the popular web game Minecraft in the classroom.  Referred to as an educational approach to motivate student learning by using video game design and game elements in learning environments, Gamification is a popular buzzword in education today. Many educators have noted an increase in student engagement as well …

6 Ways To Avoid the Summer Learning Slide

by: Britney Morgan Numerous studies show that students experience learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Experts agree that children who read and engage in learning during the summer months gain reading and other academic skills, while those who don’t often slide backward.  Making it common for teachers to spend the first 4-6 weeks of …

4 Tips For Creating Your Very Own Personal Learning Network

  Today, one of the biggest challenges teachers face is how to provide opportunities for edugagement, the engagement of students in the classroom, with relevant learning opportunities. While we are all infinitely more connected than ever through mobile devices, it seems professional collaboration can still be difficult to cultivate. So, how can we create an environment that encourages and creates …