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Kickin’ it New-School: Answerables

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T.S. Eliot wrote “The end is where we start from.” And it’s with thoughts of new beginnings and endings of long journeys that we welcome you to Nexed.

Created by two fathers, educators and lifelong square pegs wiggling around in round holes, who saw such a great need for an evolution in how we are currently using educational technology, that we decided to light out for a new frontier, leaving behind the comforts of web 2.0, in search for something more for OUR and YOUR children.

What we began to discover along the way is something that as educators we have known all along, but that perhaps we could do well to remind ourselves. (more…)

It takes a creative posse to get to the Nexed level

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Before we talk about where we’ll be heading as we gear up to launch our Beta version of Answerables, we’d like to take a look back and recognize all the great teams that helped get us here!

Our AMAZING and AWARD-winning Branding and Marketing team at Premise Design Communications in Toronto, who developed the Nexed brand from the ground up and came up with our hot off the presses Answerables logo.

Our Website and Answerables Dashboard developers at Ninesides in Toronto, who had to dive deep into their bag of tricks to bring us to life on the World Wide Web AND get our Dashboard working its magic.

Both Premise and Ninesides have also been working closely with the marketing genius of Toronto-based Anna Withrow, who’s ability to keep all our plates a’ spinning continues to astound!

Our team at Reaction Grid out of sunny Florida, who got this all kickstarted with their work for us using Jibe, their own 3D virtual world platform that Answerables is built upon.

The gang at Sheridan College in Oakville, a tremendously talented group of post graduate students, who took on the monumental task of creating our first fully integrated game ‘Zone.’ More on this to come in the very near future “ don’t want to spoil the surprise!

And last, but not least, our Canadian government funders and supporters IRAP and FEDDEV and the Will Unicorn Foundation who all believed that Nexed was worth investing in!

 

Helping Autistic Children Communicate through Tablets

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Over at Nexed HQ, we’ve been following a fascinating series in the Toronto Star examining Autism. The Autism Project is a multi-media effort by Toronto Star reporters, photographers and videographers – in print, online and social media – to document autistic lives in all their many stages.

Check out the Toronto Star’s very cool video about using tablets to help autistic children communicate more effectively.

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