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A Startup Story

Lessons learned from an edtech company founder and teacherpreneur. GUEST COLUMN | by Zak Ringelstein True, some of the greatest companies started in a garage. Mine, however, began at my dining room table with me frustrated and fatigued, hunched over … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Listen Current


This tool makes it easy to bring current events, authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom. They curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Non-fiction storytelling works … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hstry


This digital learning tool that enables teachers, students and historians to create and explore interactive historical timelines. Using a platform designed to mimic social media, “Hstry” presents history in a format that is easily understood, engaging, and familiar to the 21st century student.

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Cool Tool | Curriculum Tags

For teachers or librarians looking for high-quality content to strategically build or expand their collection, as well as support their curriculum, reliable resources can be limited. Many educators spend entirely too much time searching for standards-aligned resources, hunting and fishing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Famigo EDU

The 43% of K-12 teachers today that are using tablets in the classroom face similar problems. Students are easily distracted—sometimes by the content itself—and credible information sources can be hard for teachers to find. As mobile technology becomes pervasive in the classroom, … Continue reading

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