Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Lightspeed Systems has launched a new classroom management tool, Classroom Orchestrator, designed to make monitoring devices and student activity easier.
District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.
Smart Technologies has begun shipping a new device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.
MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.
The introduction of Amplify System tablets into a Western Washington middle school has helped students get excited about education in a new way.
In this blog we introduce two new, free, collabrified apps for iPads: WeWrite+ (a collabrified text editor) and WeSketch+ (a collabrified drawing and animating app). The collabrification of educational apps continues! That’s good news: making collaborative learning apps ubiquitous means that a learner never has to learn alone again!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Curriculum Associates has updated its Ready Mathematics program with online activities designed to help students in grades 2-5 improve conceptual understanding, problem solving and procedural fluency.
A new version of the PingPong classroom response system is designed to allow teachers to make better use of the notes they take on the system, log in for use in a specific classroom and use more display options.
WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added nearly two dozen new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.