The introduction of Amplify System tablets into a Western Washington middle school has helped students get excited about education in a new way.
In this blog we introduce two new, free, collabrified apps for iPads: WeWrite+ (a collabrified text editor) and WeSketch+ (a collabrified drawing and animating app). The collabrification of educational apps continues! That’s good news: making collaborative learning apps ubiquitous means that a learner never has to learn alone again!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Curriculum Associates has updated its Ready Mathematics program with online activities designed to help students in grades 2-5 improve conceptual understanding, problem solving and procedural fluency.
A new version of the PingPong classroom response system is designed to allow teachers to make better use of the notes they take on the system, log in for use in a specific classroom and use more display options.
WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added nearly two dozen new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.
The International Society for Technology in Education has launched Project ReimaginED, a social learning community that aims to redesign learning activities for alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the ISTE Standards for Students.
Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Scholastic has unveiled two new English and language arts resources, featuring texts, assessments and technology tools, designed for students in grades K-6.
Students too sick to attend class in person at Voluntown Elementary School will now be able to attend class virtually, thanks to a telepresence robot.
Edgenuity, a company that provides online and blended courses, has launched a new curriculum designed to help students become better digital citizens and online learners.