Vernier Software & Technology and KidWind have teamed up to offer enhanced classroom science kits focused on wind and solar power.
Echo360 has released an update to its flagship lecture capture tool, EchoSystem. The latest release, version 5.4, adds new support for Android 4.0 (or higher) and reduces storage requirements.
Google has signed on a major education publisher to be part of its Google Play for Education push. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will start promoting some of its educational titles, including GO Math! and Journeys Common Core, through the new K-12 program.
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Stanford PERTS is accepting research proposals for a new project, Mindset Challenge, which endeavors to discover ways to increase academic motivation and performance in large online learning environments.
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
We live in a data-driven world. Data informs decisions about everything, from which laptop we use to how best to invest for the future. So how, then, do we leverage data to better understand the needs of our students when it comes to learning in our ever-evolving digital environment?
The Vision K-20 survey consists of questions related to 21st century learning, differentiated instruction, mobile/online access, assessment tools, enterprise support, and demographics. It's meant to be used as a benchmarking tool for individual institutions while also compiling aggregate data for a national report to be released at a later date.
Mobento has launched a new media player and mobile apps for its curated library of educational videos.
Entrepreneurs looking to launch an edtech startup may apply to participate in Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a program designed to foster startups focused on education technology. The deadline for applications is May 5.
Ergotron is showing off several recent additions to its education-focused device management, mounting and mobility lineup at the FETC 2014 conference taking place this week in Orlando, FL.