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March 2013 Roundup: Can we make a living from kids' apps?

Kirsten C.
KirstenCHowes
Group Organizer
London, GB
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We had a fantastically successful March #LEGup, which focused on the contentious topic, 'Can we make a living from kids' apps?' To see what answers we came up with, check out this brilliant write up of the event from Guardian journalist and chair of our panel, Stuart Dredge (if only all our roundups were written for us!) Thanks again to Chris O'Shea from Cowly Owl for organising the event. There's also some very useful forum discussion around the event, including links to some useful resources and some free download codes for some of the apps.

Details of the presenters are:

Chris O'Shea, from Cowly Owl

Harriet Pellereau, from Nimblebean

James Huggins, from Made in Me

Matt Wasser, from Frosby Apps

James Law, from Crank Publishing

Our next event is our 2nd birthday party on 24th April. We're in talks about securing a very exciting venue indeed, and are looking for a drinks sponsor. So if you know of anyone please contact kirsten.campbell@gmail.com

Stuff going on in the edugames/edtech sector at the moment:

Hide and Seek have a kickstarter project for the app.

IC Tomorrow are running a speed networking event around digital innovation in education.

The Education Endowment Fund is running a digital technology call

The Education Foundation thinktank has just launched a (see, we told you there were going to be lots more of these this year.)

Google is offering four prizes of £500,000 each for an innovative technology solution to a social problem. And you only have 21 days to put your idea forward. (thanks Edd!)

Openplan.cc is an interesting idea: a "github" for teachers

The ResearchEd conference in September this year looks like it's going to be interesting.

That's it for now, except to wish co-organiser Martha a safe trip to the land of the yeti, as she goes off trekking in Nepal.

Have a Happy Easter and see you for cake in April.



Kirsten & Martha xx
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