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MacReach Show #39: Mountain Lion Roars & iPad Research Exists! February 23, 2012 8:52 pm

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 feedback!  Contact us with any questions or comments- macreach@edreach.us

InstaGrok Educational Search Engine January 30, 2012 8:00 am

InstaGrok Educational Search Engine

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 provides answers and information rather than a list of links. Using the search box, type in any term or idea that you are interested […]

EdGamer 35: Break is Over, Let’s Play Some Games January 7, 2012 6:00 pm

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

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.

EdGamer 28: Are Games the Modern Novel? November 5, 2011 6:00 pm

EdGamer 28: Are Games the Modern Novel?

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 and find out what happened to his favorite listening/recording device. He hopes to have a new one for next week’s show.

EdGamer 26: The Results Are Obvious, Kids Are Playing More Games October 15, 2011 6:00 pm

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

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 some support of games and storytelling in the classroom. Another great EdGamer is on the way!

Join us Tonight for #EdReach Chat with EasyBib! [Updated] August 22, 2011 9:02 pm

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

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 (since they’re so good with Internet research) and they’re joining us for #EdReach chat! Here’s […]

ResearchEd: Findings from the e-Book Quality Rating Tool April 8, 2011 7:07 am

ResearchEd: Findings from the e-Book Quality Rating Tool

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 will now hone in on our data to see if we have achieved better reliability […]

ResearchEd: An e-Book Quality Rating Tool is Born April 7, 2011 7:10 am

ResearchEd: An e-Book Quality Rating Tool is Born

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 and Analyatic Tools 1 & 2, we developed a matrix to guide the design of […]

ResearchEd: Analytic Tools for Examining e-Book Features April 6, 2011 7:03 am

ResearchEd: Analytic Tools for Examining e-Book Features

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 3 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23. From the Blueprint Key, we moved to the development of 2 unique analytic tools. Analytic Tool I was adapted from the coding categories of de Jong and Bus (2003) […]

ResearchEd: e-Books, Learning Objects and the Blueprint Key April 5, 2011 7:05 am

ResearchEd: e-Books, Learning Objects and the Blueprint Key

In Phase 1, our research goal was to design an effective and usable tool for early childhood teachers to us in order to rate the quality of the e-Book for use in early literacy instruction. Our interest in developing an e-Book rating tool began in 2008 with our first attempt, the Blueprint Key, and has evolved over time by blending several different analytic tools to create the most recent version, the Quality Rating Tool. Let’s take a closer look at […]

ResearchEd: Developing an e-Book Quality Rating Tool April 4, 2011 7:00 am

ResearchEd: Developing an e-Book Quality Rating Tool

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 1 of a 5 part series for EdReach.us called ResearchEd. You can follow him on Twitter @brueckj23. e-Books are becoming increasingly common in our society. Children and adults can read e-Books easily using devices such as the Kindle, Nook, iPods, iPads, iPhones, and computers. The speed […]