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There's an ambitious project on Kickstarter right now that's aiming to bring a digital library to developing countries. And they just might succeed.
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It looks like an edtech Kickstarter project will get the chance to disrupt education after reaching it's funding goal of $75,000.
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I love this new Kickstarter from Kara Bishop. Kara wrote me an email earlier this week alerting me to the fun and inspirational artwork she's building. It's perfect for teachers who want to add a touch of insight and artwork to their classroom or home.
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A just-launched Kickstarter project wants to bring interactive math lessons to a device near you. It's called MatrixMath and already exists in limited release for Windows. But the project founders are asking for $270,000 in crowdsourced funding to bring the software to iPads, Android tablets, the Mac as well as Linux.
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What if--instead of paying to learn--or worse, suffering under entirely compulsory learning models--learners were forced to trade something of value for the opportunity to learn?
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A new visual thesaurus app for the Apple iPad promises to inspire students to discover and explore words, in an inexpensive or free app. In a twist, the app developers have turned to crowd-funding site KickStarter to raise funds to build the app, and then release it for schools, parents, or anyone else to download for free or 99 cents.
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When it comes to funding for scientific research, it's a tricky business. Most grants are awarded by the government and have little to no input from the taxpayers. A new startup wants to change that. It's called Petridish and it puts the power in your hands to pick which scientific studies should be funded.
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Jumping onto the changing-classic-text-with-wacky-new-additions bandwagon, a couple ambitious and quite humorous people are taking it upon themselves to raise money (quite a bit already!) to create a book that replaces the N-word in Huck Finn with the word Robot. In other words, changing N-word Jim to Robot Jim.