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.
The International Society for Technology in Education has launched Project ReimaginED, a social learning community that aims to redesign learning activities for alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the ISTE Standards for Students.
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.
Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Scholastic has unveiled two new English and language arts resources, featuring texts, assessments and technology tools, designed for students in grades K-6.
Students too sick to attend class in person at Voluntown Elementary School will now be able to attend class virtually, thanks to a telepresence robot.