If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."
- By Christopher Piehler
Moodle today introduced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.
Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.
Edgenuity has partnered with Scantron to integrate Scantron Performance Series data with Edgenuity MyPath in a move designed to allow districts to use data previously gathered in the delivery of personalized instruction.
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.
- By John K. Waters
The Touchjet Pond Projector, which will fit in the palm of your hand, can project an 80-inch image on any surface.