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Expeditions: Explore the World From Your Classroom

7 hours 52 min ago
Expeditions offers a series of virtual reality (VR) field trips that teachers can use to supplement their curricula.

Inspiration from This Year’s ISTE Ignite Talks! #ISTE19

8 hours 11 min ago
Below I have embedded the recordings of both Toutoule Ntoya (@ToutouleNtoya)and Dan Kreiness (@dkreiness) of the ISTE Ignite Talks Round 1 and Round 2.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

8 hours 21 min ago
Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech. Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) helps us by sharing what the organization sees as the next big trends. To bring this to life, he had the global leaders in each area explain what's in store for us.

ISTE NEWS: Pitsco Education and SmartGurlz™ Launch Smart Buddies™ Coding Solution

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 22:07
Smart Buddies has been created with a diverse set of relatable characters, or "buddies," on self-balancing, programmable scooters called Siggys™

Illuminate Education Partners with FastBridge Learning

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:40
Illuminate Education has acquired FastBridge Learning, a research-driven assessment platform that helps teachers measure and monitor student progress.

ISTE News: Students Generate Money for UN Sustainability Goals with GatherIQ™

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:32
A beta version of GatherIQ is being showcased this week at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE 2019).

#MyISTE19: Trending Now: 06/25/19

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:24
Helpful ISTE Reminders, One-on-One CatchOn Demos, eSports Spotlight

Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 07:51
For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded F. Margret Atkinson’s recording of the ISTE session, More Stupid Ideas in Edtech (and Why You Should Totally Do Them) with @adambellow @leobrehm @smartinez @teach42 @jamiedonally and @andrewtwallace. The panel was quite humorous and some even poked fun at some of their ideas. The panel covered many different topics such as screen time, iPads, AR, VR, Twitter, Hour of Code, and even acronyms. The audience left with great technology integration ideas, tools, and laughs. However, the key takeaway can be summed up by @MeganBFrazer’s tweet:

Esports: The Down & Dirty Stats for Educators - Live from #ISTE19

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 07:42
Esports or electronic sports are a form of competition that happens when people play video games competitively.

littleBits Launches littleBits Classroom Platform

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:38
The platform allows teachers to source lesson plans and activities aligned to state and national standards.

Promethean Releases New ActivPanels

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:29
The ActivPanel Elements series includes Classroom Essential apps.

ISTE NEWS: Sora Student Reading App Promotes More Reading

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:12
Ebook and audiobook reading increased over 240% when students connected their Sora classroom reading app to their local public library versus students solely accessing their school collection.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New Extension Set for Advanced Coding with KIBO

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:56
KinderLab Robotics today announced that KIBO‘s newest product, the Advanced Coding Extension Set, and an accompanying curriculum guide, Ask and Imagine, are now shipping.

ISTE NEWS: Age of Learning Launches New Leveling Systems and Quizzes for ReadingIQ

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:43
Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, ReadingIQ offers nearly 10,000 curated titles from leading publishers.

ISTE NEWS: POWERUP Toys Debuts New Powered Origami STEM Kits at ISTE 2019

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:33
“By giving students the ability to create their own vehicles, test their skills, and refine their product, we provide hands-on learning opportunities that let students explore and discover,” said Shai Goitein, CEO and Founder of POWERUP Toys.

ISTE NEWS: Funds For Learning Releases 2019 E-rate Trends Report

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:21
Results reveal that the E-rate program remains critical in establishing broadband connectivity for schools and libraries.

CatchOn Debuts New Platform

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:43
“CatchOn’s ability to compile data at the class level will be a game-changer for my school district,” said Jill Pierce, CTO at Tennessee’s McMinn County School System.

#MyISTE19: Trending Now: 06/24/19

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:22
ISTE Expo Hall Opens, CatchOn's New Features, Tech & Learning Leadership Summit

ISTE NEWS: FreshGrade Launches ‘FreshGrade Next’

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:46
FreshGrade Next combines elements of lesson planners, portfolios, communication systems and gradebooks into a unified experience.

Edsby Deploying Country Wide in New Zealand

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:00
Edsby® K!2 digital learning and data platform is being deployed across New Zealand.