MacReach Show #39: Mountain Lion Roars & iPad Research Exists!

This week on the MacReach Show: There is a lot to discuss with the announcement of Apple's next Mac major software update, Mountain Lion, and the release of the Advantage 2014 Kindergarten iPad 1:1 research! Also, elementary school teachers will love the IEAR App of the Week! Show Hosts: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) and Kelly Dumont (@KDumont) Leave us some … [Read more...]

InstaGrok Educational Search Engine

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Can you define the word "Grok?" InstaGrok is a developing answer-engine that is specifically designed for the education market. The mission of  InstaGrok is to teach 21st Century research and curation skills in a safe, age appropriate environment. InstaGrok is commercial free and organizes search results according to themes and concepts. In a way, InstaGrok is similar to Wolfram|Alpha as it … [Read more...]

EdGamer 35: Break is Over, Let’s Play Some Games

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  WE’RE BACK! EdGamer welcomes you into 2012 with a show chock full of educational gaming information. In this episode we recap the holidays, visit a few new articles and look forward to the possible future of gaming and education. EdGamer 35 will give you everything you need to start your edugaming year off right! Tune in. Show Host: Zack Gilbert Show contributor: Gerry … [Read more...]

EdGamer 28: Are Games the Modern Novel?

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We’re back! The 28th installment of EdGamer takes off with a discussion about video games and creativity and then sinks into one of the best and deepest articles we have found about gaming. You do not want to miss this episode as it is jam packed with some useful info, some hilarious info, and some true ‘what am I listening to’ moments! Also, sorry for the downgrade in Zack's microphone. Listen … [Read more...]

EdGamer 26: The Results Are Obvious, Kids Are Playing More Games

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This week on EdGamer 26 we analyze the results of a telling new study. According to the study, 91% of children today are...PLAYING VIDEO GAMES (cue dramatic music)!!! We brace ourselves as we dissect this ridiculously obvious study. Why are children playing video games...um...because they are fun? Duh. Tune in for some more heavy sarcasm as well as some criticism of violence in video games and … [Read more...]

Join us Tonight for #EdReach Chat with EasyBib! [Updated]

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One thing we just can't enough of is Twitter chats for educators! So we thought we'd add a little spin on it- let's bring in some of the Web's best education resources and tools, the brightest innovators in the field (you), and bring them together into the conversation. We wondered: can we create conversation around making the tools we use- more intuitive?  So, we got together with EasyBib.com … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: Findings from the e-Book Quality Rating Tool

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 5 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23.   So, is Quality Rating Tool 2 (publicly accessible at http://bit.ly/eQRT_v2) any better? We … [Read more...]

ResearchEd: An e-Book Quality Rating Tool is Born

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Editor’s note: Guest author Jeremy Brueck is an educator and PhD candidate from the University of Akron, who is researching the use of e-Books and mobile devices in early literacy learning. This is part 4 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23.   Drawing on the professional knowledge base we used for developing the Blueprint Key … [Read more...]