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iPads await Lower Merion kindergarteners this fall

Five year-olds in 14 of Lower Merion School District's kindergarten classes will have access to iPads for reading and math instruction, reports Tablet Times.
 
After a pilot project in one kindergarten class at Belmont Hills Elementary School last semester, George Frazier, director of information systems, and Jenn Goldberg, education technology specialist, were encouraged enough to recommend that the district expand the program. 
 
Original source: Tablet Times
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Main Line-based Cleaversoft's PuppyWars draws 8,000 iOS users

It was only last month when we followed up on Rich Siegel of Main Line Delivery and his latest app venture, Cleaversoft, and now International Business Times checks in on how they're "raising the bar on cuteness."
 
Siegel said he was partially inspired by the addictive gameplay of his first game "BeardWars," but he also noticed that there was no "great" app centered around man's best friend.
 
"We saw other dog apps out there and wanted to blow them out of the water," Siegel said. "I think we have the best app for dog lovers on the App Store now."
 
Original source: International Business Times
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New Haverford College president coming from Lafayette

The New York Times reports that Haverford College will get a new president next year -- Daniel H. Weiss,who has held the same position for the last eight years at Lafayette College.

Mr. Weiss, who said he was announcing his decision with "mixed emotions," plans to leave Lafayette at the end of the 2012-13 academic year, according to the letter.

Original source: The New York Times
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Escape 'middle-management hell' like Movitas' Chuck Sacco

CNN includes Chuck Sacco's story, including co-founding PhindMe Mobile in 2007 and merging with Movitas in Bryn Mawr two years later, in a feature on managers who strike out on their own.

Another way Chuck Sacco, the PhindMe Mobile founder, helped his business: He discovered that teaching an entrepreneurship course at Drexel University was a great way to meet low-cost interns for his young business. Never taught before? Not a problem. Break in by volunteering to speak at a business-school class. Colleges and universities have an insatiable appetite for adjunct professors like Sacco, who also happens to have an MBA -- from Drexel.

Original source: CNN
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Locally designed overhaul of library's second floor promotes collaboration at Villanova

Campus Technology checks in on Villanova University's transformation of the second floor of its Falvey Memorial Library into a state-of-the-art learning and student support center.

Philadelphia-based BLT Architects designed Villanova's new Learning Commons. The layout of the physical space follows a shared "street" concept to enable library users to easily access academic support resources. The space also features high ceilings, improved lighting, multi-purpose rooms with flexible furniture, an open lounge area for informal group study, and smaller spaces for individual study. The Commons' large conference rooms have been outfitted with display systems and digital whiteboards for presentations, meetings, and informal classes.

Original source: Campus Technology
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National Geographic says Capogiro is best in the world

Philadelphia's own Capogiro, which has four area locations, was named the No. 1 place in the world to eat ice cream by National Geographic.

Made with the freshest ingredients (such as milk from Amish grass-fed cows), the artisan gelatos and sorbettos handcrafted each day at Capogiro Gelato include flavors not seen anywhere else—Madagascar bourbon vanilla, melograno (pomegranate), nocciola Piemonte (hazelnut), Saigon cinnamon, Thai coconut milk (with a dash of rum), and zucca (long-neck pumpkin).

Original source: National Geographic
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Love to live here: Four suburban spots make best small towns list

A new ranking of America's best small towns names Ardmore, West Goshen, West Norriton and Horsham in the top 60, according to Money Magazine.

Ardmore
Top 100 rank: 45
Population: 12,900
One of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs, Ardmore is just a few minutes from the city by rail; many residents work there. Many colleges, including Villanova University and Bryn Mawr College, are located nearby, giving residents easy access to still more cultural events.

Source: CNN Money Magazine
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Jassi Chadha enriches entrepreneurial ecosystem with TiE-NJ/Philadelphia

Wildly successful entrepreneur Jassi Chadha has brought his expertise to TiE-NJ/Philadelphia, a newer chapter of the global entrepreneurship organization, reports SiliconIndia.

TiE NJ-Philly is an offshoot of TiE Tristate. New Jersey and Philadephia had quite a lot of entrepreneurs who would often find it difficult to make it to New York for various events of the Tristate. Hence the need for a chapter in this geographic area became a necessity. Today under the leadership of Chadha, the TiE-NJ-Philly Chapter is helping the budding entrepreneurs in this geography to realize their goals and dreams by conducting various events, providing mentoring, and networking opportunities.


"There are aspects of entrepreneurship like optimism, excitement, energy, and a sense of adventure that is inspiring to read and get excited. It also drives people to do more and pursue big dreams. However, the path of entrepreneurship is often lonely, hard, and the journey hectic with challenges of different sorts. That's why entrepreneurs need to be supported and find the right support in programs that TiE offers," says Chadha.

Original source: SiliconIndia.
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Flying Kite among new online operations tackling local news

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on two online news publications that have launched recently, including yours truly.

As the market for news fragments, new models for journalism are emerging. Two of those experiments, Flying Kite and Patch, launched in Philadelphia last month.

"This is a fresh way to get fresh content about all the innovative things happening in our city," said Danielle Cohn, (Philadelphia Convention and Visitors) bureau spokeswoman.

Original source
: The Philadelphia Inquirer
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