There's a hidden gem in Moodle called the Feedback activity. It might not receive a lot of attention, but, once you start experimenting with it, you'll likely find a lot more possibilities for it than you imagined — from simple quiz creation to class discussions designed to keep students engaged in the learning material.
- By Emmett Dulaney, Tim States
Global device shipments will improve 6.9 percent over the previous year to reach 4.8 billion units in 2014, according to a new report from market research form Gartner.
The Echo Meter Touch is a key-fob-sized, ultrasonic module that plugs into an iPhone or iPad and works with a free app to allow students to listen to and record bats in real time.
- By Christopher Piehler
Digitalis Education Solutions has launched a portable planetarium, the Digitarium Iota, that it's claiming is the smallest available.
No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).
The San Francisco Unified School District has deployed an online learning platform to provide credit recovery and supplemental instruction to students at its 17 high schools.
Some teachers in Wyoming are learning how to better use assistive technologies thanks to a new program launched by the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.
The dominant educational model in the United States is still "education as acquiring stuff." Even when modern technologies are used to support this model, the hordes of unemployed and underemployed students — OUR children — are proof that this model is broken and ineffective.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
California's Fresno Unified School District is deploying 15,000 Windows 8.1 devices to students in grades 3-8 and 11, in part to prepare for Common Core assessment requirements set by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Nye County School District's alternative school has nearly doubled the number of credits students have earned in its hybrid learning program, in part by restructuring the way students take courses.