A group of educators, an education foundation, and two ed tech companies have come together to launch a free online platform that provides curriculum materials to schools and connects with student achievement systems.
Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like. Here’s what they’ve learned about preparing.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Rosetta Stone, the creator of the language learning system of the same name, has acquired educational technology company Lexia Learning Systems for $22.5 million in cash.
PowerPoint plug-in Snap! by Lectora has released version 1.4, featuring compatibility with PowerPoint 2013 to turn PowerPoint content into interactive Flash content for e-learning courses.
Know about iTalc? Bubbl.us? Ribbon Hero? You should! Discover the latest in free software that's making a splash in classrooms.
Lexia Learning has released Lexia Reading Core5, a technology-based reading program designed to help students of all abilities in prekindergarten through grade 5 meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in reading.
The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) has announced plans to expand its Smart School Technology Pilot Program to deploy whole-school technology, including one-to-one mobile devices, to more Utah public schools.
These “worst practices” generally stem from failing to understand what whiteboards can really do in the classroom. We asked several educational technology leaders to share some common “don’ts” for teachers using an IWB. Here are the top 10.
Are digital tools like cell phones and social networking sites undermining students' writing skills or helping to improve them?