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Alesha Bishop

Alesha Bishop is a tech-savvy mom and a consultant for edtech companies. Alesha quickly recognized the value of the app market for children and families, co-creating Mom Maps--one of the first family-oriented apps--and co-founding the Moms with Apps developer group. She believes in the power of apps to create rich visual and tactile learning environments which can enhance the lives of all kids, especially those with learning differences.

Smart Review | Tech Out Your Class: 6 Projects to Meet Common Core &...

We know that we need to help children become competent and comfortable with technology, and Amy Prosser’s book is a practical guide that can help both teachers and parents incorporate more technology into the work they do with children.

SXSWedu 2016: Inspiration and Innovation

A first-time SXSWedu attendee shares some of her favorite panel discussions and innovative edtech from this year's conference.

ClassDojo: A Tool not a Teacher

We all know that tools can be used in many ways, both good and bad. ClassDojo is just that—a tool. As a parent, I don’t want to take a good tool out of a teacher’s hands, but I need to communicate with my child’s teacher if I feel a particular tool isn’t working for my child.

Smart Review | iTooch Elementary School App

iTooch Elementary, a series of apps made by EduPad, is a collection of educational activities based on Common Core Standards. The app covers math and language arts material for grades one to five, as well as science material for grades three to five. The apps can be downloaded as a complete package by grade, or by specific subject area for each grade.

Yale and Yogome Evaluate Effectiveness and Happiness in Common Core Math App

Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Alesha Bishop talks shop with Sandra Jacobo, Director of Education at Yogome, to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their work with Yale's play2PREVENT lab. Together they are building games that support learning and happiness.

Smart Review | The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our...

This should be at the top of your booklist. The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter is a must-read new book by Greg Toppo.

The Virtual End Game: Pearson’s Cite 2015

Instead of just celebrating technology for technology’s sake, educators are thinking about how these tools impact their students and themselves, and how to use digital tools in the service of educational goals.