The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched a new Web site, The Guide to Technology Requirements, designed to help K-12 leaders understand requirements for online assessments.
Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.
Cengage Learning, a provider of educational content, technology and services for K-12 and higher education, has partnered with big data software provider Celebrus Technologies to capture data about users' interactions with Cengage's products.
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office Mix, a new PowerPoint addon that lets teachers create rich media presentations and interactive lessons and share them online.
Technology startup Zyrobotics has launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.
Fuel Education, a provider of personalized learning solutions, is launching more than 25 new online and blended math courses for middle and high school as well as a slate of new elective courses.
Adobe today released a free new app for iPad designed to give "voice" to educators and students who want to create engaging presentations, combining voice, video, motion graphics, still images and music.
In our previous tutorial, we looked at using Moodle in concert with SCORM to record whether or not a student watched a video assignment. As an addendum, we'll use SCORM to help us record a quiz score related to that video in Moodle's gradebook.
- By Tim States, Emmett Dulaney
The Digital Driver's License is helping students navigate the hazards of the Internet.
- By Stephen Noonoo
While there are issues with the Common Core State Standards, 2+2=4, the water cycle, the War of 1812 and Captain Ahab are all the same in Georgia, California, New Hampshire, Michigan – and even Texas. There are, then, defacto national educational standards. In an era of diminishing resources, does it make sense, then, that each state – and each district – should spend those precious resources developing their own curricula that align with the CCSS? NO! We need to tell politicians to stop using our children as pawns in their political games! Let’s be reasonable, not political, for a change.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway