Category Archives: cool tools

Cool Tool | Skyscrapers from TinyBop

In Skyscrapers, these behemoths of modern urban life become as tangible and real as the concrete and steel they’re made of. As kids construct and investigate their own buildings, the app reveals the design, science, and lives behind opaque glass … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Smartly from Pedago

Building a faster, more effective way to learn online is Pedago, a company using what they call interactive pedagogy. Their initial strategic focus is on the successful launch of an online MBA degree program. Through their proprietary active learning platform, called Smartly, they … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Nebo from MyScript

Here’s one of those really simple yet magical looking technologies that has broad application, but is especially interesting in academic settings. MyScript, a pioneering market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology, recently launched Nebo, a brand new notetaking … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edco

Edco is an online fundraising platform that has empowered teachers and students from more than 50 K-12 schools across the country to raise money from family, friends and other members of their community. The company was founded in 2014 and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Renaissance STAR 360

When teachers know precisely what students already understand, it’s easier to plan what to teach next or what skill areas might need revisiting. With Renaissance Star 360, a comprehensive assessment and student achievement data solution, schools and districts help students … Continue reading

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