Monthly Archives: April 2014

Parallel Universe

How founding a startup is like being a first-year teacher.  GUEST COLUMN | by Alix Guerrier A few years after college, I left my job at an investment bank to become a public school math teacher. A decade later, I … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers Know Best

In their work with schools over the last few years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has heard a common theme: Teachers are trying hard to challenge and engage their students, but they don’t have sufficient choices for effective digital … Continue reading

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A Little Magic

My quest to get kids reading real books, with the power of smartphones. GUEST COLUMN | by Dave Fahrer Most parents — luddites and the Amish aside — are raising digital natives: kids who know how to use smartphones better … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Silverback Mileposts Parent Portal

An educator-founded technology company, Silverback Learning Solutions is the developer of Mileposts, a student achievement solution installed in schools K-12 nationwide. Now, they’re introducing Silverback Mileposts Parent Portal, a comprehensive solution and parent resource, which will be included in every subscription of … Continue reading

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7 Apps to Survive Finals Season

We know finals can be a stressful time for students. Thankfully, the answer to surviving exams season is not out of reach. There are hundreds of apps available for your phone or tablet that promise to help these last few … Continue reading

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