The Common Core State Standards is taking a bashing. There was such positive momentum at the outset and now? While there are, of course, legitimate concerns about a range of implementation issues, what we see is a small, but very vocal and very –well organized, politically, leading the charge against CCSS. It’s time for the silent majority to stop being so silent!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Odysseyware is releasing a series of new learning resources and courses, including Common Core curricula, several virtual labs, test prep tools and a library of blended learning videos.
Peerless-AV has launched an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.
Sonic Foundry has updated Mediasite 7, the company's video publishing and capture platform.
These no-cost resources introduce your students to relevant readings that help them learn the nonfiction reading comprehension skills that new Common Core and state standards require.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ricoch Americas has unveiled a new interactive whiteboard, a digital projector that works with walls and other fixed surfaces, and a video conferencing system as part of the slate of offerings released at the recent InfoComm AV show.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Casio introduced its lineup of new projectors last week at the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, NV.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.
Scott Merrick is the v-Learning Specialist at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (TN). Here, he recounts how the district built a virtual school, how he keeps students engaged and how he plans to expand the school's offerings.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps that help teach concepts including relaxation, yoga and healthy eating.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media