Technology startup Zyrobotics has launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.
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.
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.
The Digital Driver's License is helping students navigate the hazards of the Internet.
- By Stephen Noonoo
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
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
In the first quarter of 2014, the global projector market grew 7 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching 1.87 million units, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting. In the U.S., however, market volume increased just 2 percent.
Despite all the attention on assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, 80 percent of students say they have not heard of new state accountability tests, according to a report released this week.
- By Christopher Piehler
Arizona Project WET, an initiative of the University of Arizona that seeks to develop water stewardship and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy among K-12 students, has launched a project that uses smartphones to guide participants through a habitat restoration area.
A new online repository from the University of Michigan will make hundreds of 3D images of prehistoric bones available to students and the general public, with thousands more expected to be added.
- By Stephen Noonoo