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Report: 7 in 10 Attempted Data Breaches on Education Are Financially Motivated

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:53
One in five attacks on educational institution were motivated by espionage, often targeting sensitive research, and 11 percent of attacks are "just for fun," according to the report.

Casio Launches Free Public Beta of All-in-One Math Tool

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:45
Casio today formally unveiled ClassPad.net, a browser-based math tool built on Casio's Computer Algebra System (CAS), ClassPad, that offers a range of features, from arithmetic equations to graphing to statistical calculations, using Casio's "Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions." It is open now as a free public beta.

Report: It's Time for Ed Tech to Tackle the Adult Learner

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:22
Adult learners face a diversity of circumstances, so educators face an uphill battle in being able to personalize learning experiences in ways that could help their students. But technology could play a role.

Personalized Texting to Parents Can Bump Reading Skills in Their Kindergartners

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:05
According to researchers: "Overall, differentiating and personalizing text message interventions based on formative assessment has the promise to produce additional education gains with relatively little additional costs."

Extra Comp Sci Lessons Associated with Higher Assessment Scores

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00
Students who did extra computer science activities in transdisciplinary modules scored higher on reading comprehension exams, as well as Florida standardized tests in science and English and language arts (ELA), according to preliminary results from a new study.

Achieve Gives Guidance to States on Developing Well Rounded Science Assessments

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:47
As states sort out their science standards — many adopting the Next Generation Science Standards and even more going at the work on their own — all of them are expected to adhere to "high-quality" summative science assessments that meet federal requirements spelled out in Title 1 Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Study Finds Bump in Math Scores at For-Profit Charter

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:39
University of Michigan researchers saw a pick-up in math scores and no measurable impact in other academic areas. More tellingly, the potential benefits for charters on boosting student progress reaches beyond what has previously been suggested in research.

Digital Promise Launches Student Immersive Video Project with UN and Oculus

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:39
Digital Promise announced a partnership with the United Nations SDG Action Campaign and Oculus to launch the MY World 360° project. The new goal: to support youth worldwide in creating immersive media that shares their perspectives on how to advance the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 16, 2018)

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 06:59
Young Scientist Challenge deadline is April 19!

Law Aims to Sort Out Credit Transfer

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:53
A new Virginia law is intended to improve the credit students get for taking college classes while in high school and to make sure those credits stick when they enter four-year institutions.

A Warning Call to K–12: NEPC Turns Off Facebook Account

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:14
As Mark Zuckerberg faces Congress this week, the National Education Policy Center has deleted its Facebook account in order to break ties with an organization that has become known for its "invasive data mining and the third-party targeting of users...."

Panopto Adds NewTek NDI Support

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:47
Panopto has added support for the NewTek NDI standard to its lecture capture system. This allows Panopto's software to be used in conjunction with NDI-enabled devices, including IP-based cameras.

Adobe Releases Spark Free for Education

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:59
Adobe has made its digital storytelling tool, Spark, free for schools, colleges and universities. The free edition includes premium features and previously ran $120 per year for a subscription.

Research: Students Who Benefit Most from Charter Schools Are Least Likely to Apply

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:37
Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those with lower academic achievements and students who are not white are the most likely to benefit academically from attending a charter school.

DonorsChoose Teachers Take Delivery of Cryptocurrency-Funded Projects

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 14:19
The donation announced in late March by DonorsChoose and Ripple covered the complete funding needed for nearly 36,000 projects, the largest donation ever received by the charity and the largest ever made by a company in the crypto market.

Non-Profit Works with Microsoft to Integrate OER into Office 365

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:17
Open Up's offerings include math curriculum for grades 6-8 and English language arts curriculum for K-5. The materials are free and can be used by teachers and students on any platform or device through a web browser.

Report: Even the Mere Presence of a Smartphone Makes You Dumber

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:00
A joint research project at several universities found that the "persistent presence" of smartphones comes at a "cognitive cost." Researchers in the schools of management at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, San Diego as well as the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon ran two experiments to attempt to measure how well people finish tasks when their smartphones are nearby — even if the phones aren't in use.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 9, 2018)

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:59
Teacher development grant applications are due in one week! New listings for webinars!