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4 Awesome Arts Apps for Students of All Ages

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best arts apps for students.

Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

GiftedandTalented.com Launches Personalized Math Program for Accelerated Learners

GiftedandTalented.com has launched a new digital math program for students in grades K-7, Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, based on Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

Internet Access as Vital as Devices to Boosting the Learning Experience

Access to both a tablet computer and Internet access at school and home makes learning "more fun and interesting" to most fifth graders, engages them more in their learning, and encourages them to read and write more and look up information online more frequently.

School Leaders Mostly Mystified by Computer Science Education

There's a "huge misunderstanding of what [computer science] is and what it isn't" in American schools, according to a new report from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

School for Girls Tackles STEM Enthusiasm with Interactive Monsters

Garrison Forest School, an independent K-12 school for girls, has teamed with a private partner to immerse girls in grades 4-5 in science, technology, engineering and math for one week using an MIT Media Lab-created course.

Mobile Game Uses Gestures To Teach Language

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

What Can Ed Tech Certification Do for You?

A variety of programs can help K-12 technology professionals boost their knowledge and prepare themselves for the expanding demands of their jobs.

Mayer-Johnson Debuts Instructional Solutions for Students with Special Needs

Mayer-Johnson has introduced Boardmaker Instructional Solutions, a collection of math and English language arts curricula designed for teachers of students with special needs.

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