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Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

The loud sound of the collision of a rubber squash ball with a white wall reverberated around the squash courts at SquashSmarts, on the second floor of the Lenfest Center, as sweat dripped down the faces of the students and coaches while they prepared for another day’s work. The noise and buzz represented another day […]

 

City Schools: Makerspaces Providing Resources for Creativity and Innovation

City Schools: Makerspaces Providing Resources for Creativity and Innovation

Klint Kanopka still remembers the time when technology’s purpose in school could be boiled down to defeating your classmates on the Oregon Trail. “Even shop class used to carry a negative stigma,” Kanopka said, “and it was never really taken seriously.” Those days are long gone, as students from a number of Philadelphia schools have […]

 By Cary Carr

Technically Philly: EdTech Panelists Push for Collaboration in Northeast

Technically Philly: EdTech Panelists Push for Collaboration in Northeast

[vimeo 59546277] By connecting teachers, entrepreneurs and techies, Philadelphia is doing its part in creating a standout EdTech culture. And through collaboration with the state of New York, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, Md., the city is becoming part of the burgeoning tech scene along the Northeast corridor. Philadelphia’s EdTech Meetup held a panel this week to […]

 By Rosella Eleanor LaFevre and Cary Carr

Technically Philly: Educators Discuss Problem of Building Entrepreneurship in Schools

Technically Philly: Educators Discuss Problem of Building Entrepreneurship in Schools

The spirit of entrepreneurship is crushed in the current school system, said Kevin Hogan, the editor-in-chief of Technology & Learning Magazine, at EduCon 2.5. Hogan was moderating the Sunday morning panel titled, “What Does the Entrepreneurial Spirit Mean for Schools?” at the seventh annual EduCon, a three-day conference about innovation in education and hosted by […]