A variety of programs can help K-12 technology professionals boost their knowledge and prepare themselves for the expanding demands of their jobs.
- By Bridget McCrea
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.
Mayer-Johnson has introduced Boardmaker Instructional Solutions, a collection of math and English language arts curricula designed for teachers of students with special needs.
STI has integrated Chalkable's classroom management tools with its student information system, InformationNow, in an effort to improve student achievement and task management and streamline workflows.
New Jersey's Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission has launched a hybrid learning program at three member schools in an effort to increase student engagement and promote academic growth.
Simply implementing blended learning or following the "best practices" in doing so will not guarantee great results for students. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker explain how educators can capture the promise of blended learning while avoiding the pitfalls.
- By Michael Horn, Heather Staker
Christie has announced the H Series: two 1DLP projectors that boast 12,000 lumens and weigh in at just 52.5 pounds.
Curriculum Associates has launched a free new educational math game app for the iPad, Door 24 Plus.
Tabtor has released an Android version of its personalized math learning app.
Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.