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Lightspeed Launches Classroom Instruction Platform, Undergoes Rebrand Ahead of ISTE 2017

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:00
Ahead of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference next week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX, Lightspeed this week revealed a new logo, corporate identity and brand new audio and video product line focused on improving classroom instruction and collaboration.

Epson to Showcase New Ultra Short-Throw Laser Displays at ISTE 2017

10 hours 39 min ago
Epson will be demoing two ultra short-throw laser displays designed for K–12 education at the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference taking place next week, June 25-28, in San Antonio, TX.

Nureva Adds Screen Sharing to Span Classroom Collaboration Software

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:30
Nureva, a collaboration solutions company, had added screen sharing capabilities within its Span collaboration system designed for 21st century classrooms, ahead of the ISTE 2017 conference.

Apple Stores to Host Free Summer Camps for Kids

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:00
Apple is inviting kids ages 6-12 to visit its retail stores this summer to learn to code, draw, edit videos and more on Mac computers at no cost.

Led by Watches, Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:12
According to the latest forecast from International Data Corp., the worldwide wearables market will increase 20.4 percent this year compared to 2016, and nearly double by 2021 — reaching a total of 240.1 million units shipped that year.

Report: Google Gaining in U.S. Classrooms, Apple's iOS Slipping

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:01
Google is gaining a stronghold in United States classrooms, with Chrome OS expanding its presence on school computers, while Apple’s iOS has been on the decline since the first quarter of 2015 among students and teachers. These are some of the findings in Kahoot!’s first-ever EdTrends Report.

GoGuardian Updates Filtering Tool with Context Awareness, Smart Alerts

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:53
GoGuardian, a company that provides Chromebook management tools for schools, has updated GoGuardian Admin, its web filtering and analytics tool, with features designed to improve online student behavior and facilitate personalized learning.

Edmentum Updates Study Island, Courseware, Exact Path

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:47
Edmentum, a provider of online learning tools, has updated Study Island, Courseware and Exact Path in an effort to improve standards alignment, student performance monitoring, reporting and more.

Stuck in a Portable Classroom? Here's How to Make the Best of It

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:01
Every day in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of teachers go to work in portable classrooms. These teachers and their students face challenges such as limited space and difficult access to bathrooms. Here, a principal and a district director of technology share their solutions for making sure that every student in every type of classroom has equal access to quality education.

MATE Center to Host Underwater Robotics Competition

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:19
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Research: Boys Say They're More Likely to Pursue STEM Careers Than Girls

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:30
Teenage boys say they are more likely to pursue STEM careers than girls, according to research recently published by nonprofit Junior Achievement and professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). More than one-third (36 percent) of boys surveyed said they would pursue STEM careers in the future, versus only 11 percent of girls.

Missouri District-Led Program Expands Tuition-Free Summer School Courses

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:30
A program originally created by Grandview R-2 School District called the Missouri Online Summer Institute is offering more than 100 free summer school courses for students in grades 7-12 this summer, with newly added career and technical education and Advanced Placement courses.

New Tool Makes Learning 'Gameful'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 15:16
A "gameful" learning tool created at the University of Michigan is now available for purchase by K–12 schools and universities across the country.

Micro:bit Foundation Brings Small-Board Computer to United States and Canada Classrooms

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:30
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation in the United Kingdom has opened up availability for its micro:bit small-board computer to education customers in the United States and Canada

Hero K12 Rounds Up $150 Million to Acquire Other Ed Tech Companies

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:00
The company, which offers schools student behavior tracking and referral management, recently received more than $150 million from Boston-based BV Investment Partners to increase its acquisition capacity.

Milwaukee Public Schools to Receive Hotspots, Tablets, Smartphones from Sprint

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:30
This fall, Sprint is issuing one hotspot, tablet or smartphone to each student within Milwaukee Public Schools (WI), as part of the company's initiative to close the digital divide for students without adequate home internet access.

Review of Liz Kolb’s New Book, 'Learning First, Technology Second'

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:12
The Triple E Framework, developed by Liz Kolb, guides teachers in thinking through how to make effective use of specific technology in their specific classrooms. Available up to now primarily on the Triple E website, ISTE has just published Kolb’s book length treatment of Triple E — which we review in this week’s blog post!

Project Scientist Partners with Concordia University to Offer Summer STEM Academy for Girls

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:44
Project Scientist is partnering with Concordia University Irvine (CUI) to offer a STEM summer academy for girls between the ages of 4 and 12. Project Scientist Summer Academy will start June 26 in Irvine and will be a five-week day camp.

MEL Science Launches Virtual Reality Chemistry Lessons

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:42
MEL Science, based in London, has launched a series of virtual reality (VR) chemistry lessons for K–12. The 3-year-old company this week released a MEL Chemistry VR app, featuring a virtual chemistry lab, for free on Google Daydream.