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Selling Technology to Educators is as Hard as you Think

The wall of red tape keeping innovation out of schools has got to come down. And right now we’re witnessing a surge of entrepreneurs and investors looking

April 30, 2013 Chicago Tech Events
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How HIVE Chicago will Change Chicago’s Education Reputation

Connie Yowell, Director of Education for U.S. Programs at the MacArthur Foundation, opened the most recent meeting of Chicago’s Hive Learning Network member organizations with

March 26, 2013 Chicago Tech Events
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Digital Media & Learning Gets Weird on St Patrick’s Day

And by getting weird I mean going legit. Mozilla’s Open Badges initiative is at heart about getting educators and technologists to design a trustworthy method of

March 19, 2013 Chicago Tech Events
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Be Remarkable: A Take on Emerson Spartz

I had the pleasure of listening to Emerson Spartz speak at the Catapult Chicago offices last week about founding MuggleNet, the most popular Harry Potter fan site in the

October 29, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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Chicago Innovation Up-and-Comer Award Winner!

This week, MentorMob was selected from a pool of nearly four hundred companies as a particularly promising Up-and-Comer at this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards! Hosted

October 25, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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The Future Doesn’t Just Happen - It’s Invented

This past Saturday wasn’t just another typical rainy weekend day in Chicago. Instead of staying at home all day, I ventured out to a LiveLab

October 17, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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OMG It’s Social Media Week!

Social Media Week in Chicago has been a cacophony of events, speakers, conversations, and cocktail hours, all geared toward making online social networks work for

September 27, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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Belly: Full of Rewards, and Beer

Last week I jaywalked across Clark and LaSalle from Catapult Chicago to 1871 for what proved to be an unconventional, honest, and really funny Founders’ Stories

September 17, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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A Catapult Conversation with Trunk Club CEO Brian Spaly

Brian Spaly loves top quality pants. You can tell because he calls them “trousers” the way Francis Ford Coppola talks about his “films” rather than his

August 02, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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MentorMob U Launches at the Flipped Classroom Conference

MentorMob hosted the opening reception for the Flipped Learning Conference in Chicago this week, which brought innovative teachers together though a shared love of  teaching with

June 21, 2012 Chicago Tech Events
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