Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The CK-12 Foundation has launched a simulations module, designed to improve engagement through physics simulations, for its free STEM learning platform.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to help students prepare for standardized tests.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Learnosity has integrated handwriting recognition technology from MyScript, which recognizes more than 200 mathematical characters and symbols, to its new suite of assessment tools to allow students to write and solve equations with handwritten input.
FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.
In the 2014-2015 school year, nearly 12 million K-12 students in public districts will take college readiness assessments online for the first time. In order for them to perform successfully, it is vital that both students and teachers have the technology skills that the new tests require.
- By Anna Martin, Shannon Smith, Jesse Wray
An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.
EDUonGo has launched a learning platform, Ucodemy, designed to provide coding curricula, collaborative teaching tools and professional software coaching.
JoVE has launched JoVE Quiz, an online tool designed to be used in conjunction with the company's JoVE Science Education video database.