Greg Toppo

Recent Stories

Screenshot from Inanimate Alice, an episodic interactive story created by the British novelist Kate Pullinger and British/Canadian multimedia artist Chris Joseph. Alice is offered for free online -- it blinks, buzzes, hums, sings, jitterbugs, plays games, and, on occasion, rains and snows. The first of a planned 10 chapters debuted in 2005.

Books that snap, crackle, buzz and sing

The new world of transmedia books, which engage children interactively to encourage reading

Video games that work better than school

Behind the app that teaches preschoolers algebra

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing

Steve Jobs once called the personal computer “a bicycle for our minds,” a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many teachers, it…