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PARCC Releases Huge Sampling of Test Items and Scoring Rubrics

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:43
The states that make up the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have released test questions from this year's PARCC assessments to allow teachers and parents to see just exactly what makes up the online tests.

Virtual Reality Tech Company Partners With Content Provider On Science Resources

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 16:16
Cyber Science 3D and Cengage Learning will join forces to produce educational science products for K-12 and higher ed schools and libraries.

Colorado State U To Debut Online Teacher Licensures in Math, Science

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:29
Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online teacher licensure programs in science and math this spring.

Collaboration System Gives Multiple Students Access to Shared Display

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:59
The Nureva Span system lets students create content on their devices and then move it to a larger digital display board.

Broward County School District Accelerates Internet Content Delivery

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 07:01
Broward County Public School District in Florida has implemented open content caching in an effort to deliver online content to classrooms faster.

San Antonio District lands Grant To Expand Engineering Education

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 07:00
A $34,000 grant from Raytheon helped 25 teachers learn more about how to teach engineering concepts to elementary school students.

Teacher Prep Gets Major Funding from Gates Foundation

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 18:25
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

Promethean Unveils Latest Iteration of ClassFlow

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 14:52
New ClassFlow Connect device allows nearly complete integration of all devices and digital displays in a single classroom.

i3 Program Awards $113 Million in Grants

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:02
The federal Investing in Innovation program to fund innovative education programs has selected 13 organizations that will share more than $100 million in grants.

Research: Teacher Evaluation Regs Still Need Rebooting

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:01
A non-partisan research and policy organization has found that while most states require the inclusion of student growth and achievement to be factored into teacher and principal job evaluations, figuring out how to implement that is a challenge.

Parents Say Tech is Mostly Good; the Count is Out on Social Networking

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:59
Parents worry more about maintaining their kids' privacy of personal information than they do about their children's performance in school, social relationships, health, technology use or behavior, according to a new survey from the Family Online Safety Institute.

Digital Innovations in Ed To Be Honored

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:03
This week a small group of educators and organizations will be honored at a gala in Silicon Valley for their innovations in helping students learn.

Mississippi Adopts Questar To Deliver Exams for Students with Cognitive Impairments

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:02
The state of Mississippi has decided to go with the same assessment vendor it uses for its statewide assessments to do summative testing of students with severe cognitive disabilities as well.

Department of Defense Education Group Joins PARCC

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:01
Even as PARCC has begun offering additional formats for its Common Core state standard-aligned assessments, it has attracted a new member.

Boston Museum To Spend $200,000 To Help Teachers With Engineering Curriculum

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
The program at the Museum of Science, Boston will provide engineering curriculum and professional development to first- through fifth-grade teachers.

Wikipedia Edits Get Student Paper-Style Plagiarism Check

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 06:59
The most cited source in secondary and higher education student papers is now getting the same kind of plagiarism check those student papers also often get.

Tech Firms Partner To Give Teachers More Student Data More Quickly

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 15:34
Performance Matters and GradeCam will join forces to enhance the former's Unify assessment platform.

News-O-Matic Expands Access

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 15:17
News-O-Matic, a service that publishes daily news for kids, has released a new version that is available on any Internet-connected device.

Minecraft Gets Hour of Code Tutorial

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 14:21
Computer Science Week is fast approaching, and Microsoft has teamed up with the organizers behind Minecraft and Hour of Code to encourage students to pick up coding within the Minecraft environment.

Lowndes County Schools Adopts Digital Tool for Reading Interventions

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 13:39
Mississippi's Lowndes County School District is adopting a digital reading intervention tool in an effort to better prepare students for reading assessments newly mandated for students in grade 3.