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Andy is the co-founder and innovator behind the iHomeEducator, Inc. apps.  Through the last two decades Andy held management and marketing positions in services, R&D, business development, and product marketing with various high tech telecommunications companies.  Andy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer/Electrical Engineering from Purdue University with a focus in artificial intelligence and robotics.


"Who else is feeling supersonic? Everyone who loves adventure and is fascinated by space has a smile on their face today..."

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Go Boilermakers! - it was great to hear the chairman from Indiana speak so highly of Purdue University my alma mater.  As an engineering graduate from Purdue University I hope our apps and web apps can help a future budding engineer.

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iHomeEducator, Inc. was one of more than 300 attending the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 symposium and 500 registered for the webinars organized during the UNESCO second annual Mobile Learning Week (MLW 2013), which took place at UNESCO Headquarters from 18 to 22 February 2013.

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Feb. 26, 2013 - Washington D.C. continues hearings on education.  Last February 15th a series of witnesses spoke to the United States House of Representatives Education & The Workforce Committee on "Raising the Bar: How Education Innovation Can Improve Student Achievement".  On February 28th, 2013 the hearings continue on "Raising the Bar: How are Schools Measuring Teacher Performance?".


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On February 7-8th, 2013, approximately 5,500 mobile developers, entrepreneurs, marketeers, innovators and investors converged upon San Francisco’s Moscone Center for the Apps World North America 2013 conference.

Apps World 2013 - Discover the future of multi-platform apps

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Feb. 25-28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, the Mobile World Congress features the mobile ecosystem which continues to expand at lightning speed, with rapid innovation and new telecom devices and services.

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Multiple virus attacks have been reported recently which have attacked companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Apple.

It seems these are different virus types but the most recent virus can actually open a backdoor in Mac computers for hackers to attack.  This type of virus is called a trojan horse.  The virus infects computers through various means.  Earlier virus attacks were through email attachments however this most recent virus attacks through a browser enabled to run Java when a user visits infected websites.

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On Feb. 7, 2013, Dr. Ben S. Carson a neurosurgeon and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast to President Obama, vice president, and distinguished guests.

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As educators, we developed QuizCloud for our own purposes this semester.  Our kids have used it to help them reinforce and prepare for finals.  We've definitely seen the benefit for our children.  Our highschooler received 100% on Biology, 100% on Spanish, and 93% on Geometry in her finals.  In preparation she carefully created quiz modules which are now available in QuizCloud.


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Get ready for finals with a little holiday cheer!

Our 3rd grader loves creating little computer graphic images and these include her new Christmas Ornaments and gifts set. The images are used with 100 pre-algebra questions for Grades 1 to 5. She just tested out Level 3 and found an error which I've fixed!  Pretty sharp little girl - she knew her answer was correct and it was not listed in the multiple-choice.

I've been testing out Grades 4 and 5 and tried to include more challenging multiplication and division questions as well.

QuizCloud Pricing is a little different than most apps.

Basically you can use it for free as long as you want and create your own quizzes.


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This year has been quite a year... new family members, new trials.  We're learning to be thankful for each and every day.

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It is hard to believe that over eight years ago my wife and I were struggling to have another child.

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Posted by on in iPlan Series

Image from NASA Mission Control Gallery

NASA Mission Control Centers, Network Operation Centers, IT Organizations...

and Educators.... Educators?

What do they have in common?


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Vintage Flashcard Photo: Chez Larsson and etsy
I remember flashcards... I spent hours with these on trips, at home, after school... and...  my dad would set up a folding table in the basement for us to have "summer school" where the flashcards and worksheets were spread out.
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I think in pictures...

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Rafflecopter giveaway in the News and Facebook...

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For professional writers the worst feeling is staring at a blank sheet of paper or white computer screen and trying to get started.  This can be devastating to a person that makes their living in writing but for a student who has not yet mastered the writing skills and thought process behind writing it becomes their major roadblock.

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Rafflecopter giveaway on Facebook.


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Hello friends and followers,

It has been almost three years since our first app was released.  What a journey it has been... to serve our growing community better we have decided to install a new blog on our website along with a Discussions Forum.

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