Tag: Education

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Gtar: the best, and coolest, way to learn to play guitar (review)

The Gtar ($399) is one of those things I knew I had to have the moment I saw it. For those still in the dark, Gtar is [highlight]a smart electric guitar that teaches people how to play[/highlight], you guessed it, the guitar. I’ve always been interested in music. For awhile I was in a band back in […]

Make Your Mark: Skillshare and Levi Team Up to Teach Creativity

Creativity rules the world and it’s getting more important every day. Think about it: almost everything you do on a given day is infused with creativity: advertising on billboards on the subway or the side of the road on your commute, the music you listen to, the smartphone you might be reading this on. If […]

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The Story Behind One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

You might have heard of One Laptop Per Child before; it’s the NPO whose mission is to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. Why? They want to create educational opportunities, even for poor kids. I can’t think of many organizations, especially in the tech sector, doing something so meaningful and, well, cool! […]

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Sifteo Cubes Review

Sifteo Cubes are a fun, innovative gaming system unlike anything else you can buy (see the story behind Sifteo Cubes). The sleek design boggles the mind; from the time you insert the first battery you are thinking, “Wow, this was hard to build!” Sifteo Cubes don’t just look good, they actually deliver on their promise […]

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30 Ways to Identify and Incorporate the Latest Trends

If you want to be on top of the latest trends, you can. It’s as simple as that. Most people just don’t know how to effectively harness the best new ideas, services and products. That is what this article is about: identifying and incorporating the latest trends. A trend is simply the general direction in […]

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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students

This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop […]

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Distance Learning: Advice and Technical Considerations Before Getting Started

As a Director of IT, I’ve recently spent a good deal of time on launching a distance education initiative in collaboration with others in my office and organization. Over the last several months I’ve learned a few things that would make it easier on me were I to do it all over again and I’m […]