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July 30, 2014

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Reading Rainbow Reaches for $5 Million Mark on Kickstarter

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Levar Burton, known for hosting the popular PBS children’s show “Reading Rainbow” has earned over $3.5 million dollars on Kickstarter to expand his “Reading Rainbow” app for a cost. His goal is to reach $5 million, and his fundraising success hasn’t come without criticism.

CES 2013 Top Trends for Schools: From adaptive ebooks to crowd-funded technology, products to look out for

CES 2013 Top Trends for Schools: From adaptive ebooks to crowd-funded technology, products to look out for

Grumbling about the relevance of CES notwithstanding, several standout products are set to impact K–12 education. SLJ columnist Jeff Hastings taps the highlights, including one overarching trend that’s bound to affect a wide range of devices for all users.

A Choose-Your-Own-Path ‘Hamlet’ Comic Gets a Huge Boost via Kickstarter

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Cartoonist Ryan North launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to finance a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet that ultimately raised $220,000.