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Interactive Tool Highlights State’s Personalized Learning Plans

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:00
Ahead of the first deadline in April, states have begun to release their draft plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). National organization KnowledgeWorks has launched an online, interactive resource on statewide strategies to advance personalized learning under ESSA.

Amazon Partners with Reading Is Fundamental to Provide Books for Low-Income Children

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:25
Amazon and Reading is Fundamental (RIF), one of the nation’s largest literacy organizations, have partnered to empower Amazon customers to provide books to children who may have limited or no access to books in their homes.

Vernier Offers Spring Workshops for STEM Teachers on Data-Collection Tools

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00
Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring for STEM educators to learn how to implement their data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Casio Releases New Projectors

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:56
Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Heres How to Celebrate

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:02
The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

Free Tool Helps Schools Do Quick Impact Studies of Ed Tech Usage

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:48
A new, free online tool is expected to help school administrators perform "quick, low-cost evaluations" to make better decisions about educational technologies.

$25K Prizes to Best Innovation for Boosting College Attainment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:00
An Indiana non-profit dedicated to elevating postsecondary education outcomes has put up $50,000 to elicit the best ideas for boosting the number of people who earn post-secondary credentials out of high school.

California District Faces Heat for Offering 'Common Applications'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:21
A California school district supplied its families with an online tool that would allow them to learn more about available schools — both those that are part of the district and those that are charter schools — and to apply to both kinds of schools with single applications for each type.

Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:58
The study examined 2014-2015 data from 911 schools in total, almost all of which accepted students who then required extra help before they were ready to tackle a "full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses."

Florida Virtual School Boosts CTE

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:18
The Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school, has developed two new courses to round out its career and technical education offerings.

Pomona Students Line Up for Sprint-Issued Hotspots and Home Internet

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:37
As part of its 1Million Project, intended to outfit a million low-income students with reliable connectivity in their homes, Sprint has begun issuing free mobile hotspot devices and wireless connectivity.

Allegheny PA Teachers Train to Use VR to Open World to Classrooms

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:53
Teachers in the Upper St. Clair School District in Allegheny County, PA, have been training with virtual reality (VR) tools this month, so they can eventually bring the world to their classrooms.

Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:22
In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

Ivy League Students Give Advice to High School Kids on YouTube Channel

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:14
A new video series features Ivy League students talking to America’s best and brightest high school students to give them a realistic idea of what lies ahead. The interviews can be found on the National Leadership Academies’ YouTube channel.

Intel Withdraws Support for International Science and Engineering Fair

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:00
Intel will no longer serve as the title sponsor for the International Science and Engineering Fair, which draws participants from 70-plus countries. The Society for Science and the Public, a nonprofit that organizes the fair, is seeking a new title sponsor for the nearly 70-year-old global competition.

Bloomz App Introduces New Features for Childcare Centers

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:50
The parenting mobile app Bloomz is introducing today a set of features tailored to childcare centers, including check-in/check-out attendance and daily sheets to keep parents on top of their kids’ everyday activities. Bloomz is also partnering with the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to educate parents across the country on a variety of topics relevant to raising children.

Phonics Lessons Available for Free Download

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:30
Primary Concepts, a provider of early education curricula, has released 81 free lessons on phonics concepts.

Blackboard and Chalk Partner to Provide Gradebook, Portfolio Tools

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:30
Education technology powerhouse Blackboard has announced a new partnership with Chalk.com, a company that provides productivity tools used by more than 200,000 teachers worldwide.

Collabera Offers 2017 STEM Scholarship Opportunity

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:08
Collabera, a New Jersey-based IT staffing and professional services company, is supporting STEM students with its 2017 Collabera STEM Scholarship. The scholarship will grant $2,500 scholarships to three individuals to assist in their efforts toward pursuing STEM careers.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Sources Artworks

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:00
The MET has made 375,000 images of public domain freely available under a Creative Commons Zero license.