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  • Acrossing the Miles: WENDY XU of Salt Falls

    In Acrossing the Miles, the Beat’s intrepid Animal Crossing travel reporter Avery Kaplan will leave her home base on Dharma Island to soar across t...
  • Kids’ Activities for Summer While Social Distancing

    While many people have had to come to terms with devastating loss, financial stress, and unemployment throughout quarantine, it’s easy to overlook ...
  • The Future Of Payments Beyond The Pandemic

    Physicist Niels Bohr — or maybe it was ballplayer Yogi Berra — once said predictions are hard, especially the ones about the future. Any sudden sho...
  • COVID Crisis Drives Return to Education Broadcasts in Latin America

    At a small farmhouse not far from Colombia’s capital, Bogota, Marlene Beltran sits at a small table and turns on the radio to help her little broth...
  • VTech Paw Patrol Learning Watch Just $8.99 on Amazon (Regularly $15)

    Are your kids Paw Patrol fans? Hop on over to Amazon or Walmart where they are offering some nice deals on highly-rated VTech Kids Learning Watche...
  • Remote learning got you down? Here are the best educational sites for kids.

    We are living in a new age of widespread remote, online learning.  Whether it’s homeschool parents turning to online resources to help plan lessons...
  • TOP POSTS THIS WEEK 5/30/20 #REDFORED #tbats #ICantBreathe #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #justiceforfloyd #BlackLivesMatter

    Big Education ApeTOP POSTS THIS WEEK 5/30/20 ‘Slaying Goliath’: Diane Ravitch argues in new book that public education advocates have beat ba...
  • Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus Only $22 on Amazon (Regularly $60)

    Rock out with an Amazon deal! Hop on over to Amazon where you can snag the highly rated Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus for just $22.30 (...
  • If your kid isn’t ready for a phone, a smartwatch might be a better fit

    The percentage of kids who have a smartphone grows by the year: As of Oct. 2019, over half of kids have their own phones by age 11 (compared to age...
  • Price Drop: Dr. Panda Art Class (Education)

    Dr. Panda Art Class 1.51 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $3.99 -> Free, Version: 1.51 (iTunes) Description...
  • Best of the Backyard: Games, Grills, and Gear for Your Great Outdoors

    The backyard used to be a place (remember places?) to hang out from time to time. Now, thanks to the pandemic, it is the place to go. Why not make ...
  • Simple Ideas for Seesaw Success

    Digital learning can be so easy to use and learn through with an educational platform called Seesaw. Let me share some simple ideas for Seesaw...