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Five Things That Made Us Smarter This Week

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• April 12, 2016

Here are five stories at the crossroads of education and technology we find interesting. Enjoy!

The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

A blog linking to another blog that lists the best blogs on the web.Yes that’s what we’re doing here. An EdTech tradition this blogroll will keep you on top of the latest information.

Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

Who doesn’t love Pixar? Who doesn’t love math? KQED’s Mind/Shift blog brings the goods here. If you’ve ever been interested in what a math lesson with a little Buzz Lightyear tossed looks like in here’s your chance.

Newton’s New Law of Teaching: When Quality Instruction and Technology Intersect

First, there’s no such thing as Newton’s Law of Teaching. Just clearing that up. However Gary Waddell, taking a bit of literary license, uses Newton to frame up a great opinion piece on edSurge.


They helped conquer space and now the XPRIZE Foundation is moving on to something more difficult: improving global education.

Elon Musk Starts Own School

Speaking of space (and electric cars, and solar energy, and Iron Man cameos) inventor and all around smart person Elon Musk is taking homeschooling to a whole new level. That level? He founded his own school.

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