Serious concerns about COVID-19 this year forced many schools to close with short notice. Teachers, students, and caregivers scrambled to find ways to continue education with a quick transition to remote learning in isolated households. Recently, I interviewed Patricia Drentea, Professor of Sociology, about isolation, remote learning, and other pressures on individuals and families caused by the novel coronavirus.
Earlier this month I attended the Alexa Conference and the concurrent Alexa World Fair. The events were organized by Score Publishing and VoiceFirst.FM and held in Chattanooga Tennessee, a town known as Gig City due to its early rollout of high-speed fiber optic internet. The conference covered voice technology in general and with a focus on Amazon Alexa. Panels and workshops in specific tracks covered voice in Health Care, Smart Homes, Consumer Marketing, and Storytelling, with a few individual sessions about in-car voice tech, banking, and voice for veterinarians.
Last summer at ISTE, I discovered a must-read book about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The book is called Dive Into UDL — Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners by Kendra Grant and Luis Perez. I started reading the book expecting to learn about accessibility in special education. Instead, I got a mind-expanding lesson in […]
Need help getting the word out about your children’s app or educational ebook to teachers? For more visibility in the education market, submit your resource and a short lesson plan to the Drawp Resource Marketplace, a free website where teachers can search and download K-12 content. Each lesson plan has four optional fields: […]
America’s Seed Fund Provides R&D Funding for K-12 English Language Scaffolding Tool. SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2018 Moondrop Entertainment has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for research and development (R&D) of the Drawp English Language Learner (ELL) Tool. The research investigates how using the Drawp […]
Drawp for School is featured in the Apps for Learning Section of the Microsoft Education Campus where attendees can test Microsoft Partner Apps on 12 devices at BETT 2018. We are honored that Drawp for School is featured as a Top App for Learning by Microsoft at the 2018 UK BETT Show. Microsoft is making […]
NEWS PROVIDED BY ReadAskChat, Ltd. 08:30 ET CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2017/PRNewswire/ —ReadAskChat, a National Science Foundation funded early-learning system, launched its digital library for children 0-4 that embeds on-demand guidance for parents and caregivers in a method of interactive (or “dialogic”) readingan activity the American Academy of Pediatrics says is vital for […]
As part of our ongoing interview series, this week we interviewed Magdalena Ruz Gonzalez, a leader in bilingual education. Magdalena Ruz Gonzalez has been in the field of education for more than 35 years, and recently retired from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Her work with bilingual children, English learners (ELs) […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2017 Moondrop Entertainment, the parent company of Drawp for School educational software, has received a six-month Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development of the first Spanish to English language transfer tool in the United States. Moondrop Entertainment is working with the […]
App Friday’s Back-to-School Twitter Party Attention parents and teachers: Join us for a Twitter chat August 7, 2015 to chat about the best family-friendly educational apps to help kids get ready for back to school. Summer learning loss, also known as “summer slide” is a serious problem for students – especially for lower income […]