The National Park Foundation, in conjunction with National Geographic, is hosting a live, Web-hosted virtual field trip open to students and teachers around the world.
Kaplan K12 Learning Services has launched an online platform, Teach! Strategies and Resources, with professional development tools designed to help teachers transition to Common Core State Standards.
Discovery Education has partnered with a variety of organizations and companies to offer free educational technology tools for the classroom and several sweepstakes programs for teachers.
It's been just a couple of years since the first mobile device hit the market. Yet, it is already a foregone conclusion that it will become an indispensable tool for learning in the future. That's why T.H.E. Journal asked a number of educators to let their imaginations go wild and conjure up visions of the future of the mobile device in the classroom
Rural schools are long accustomed to meeting challenges in innovative ways. For them, the challenge is not so much a lack of technology as a lack of internet access, which affects both teachers and students.
- By Andrea Beesley
Study Island, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool from Archipelago Learning, is becoming more popular in California following education budget cuts and pressure to improve student results.
GIS technologies allow students to tackle real-world issues while developing critical thinking skills. And, as the work of the students and teachers in Virginia who participate in James Madison University's Geospatial Semester program seems to indicate, it might just revolutionize project-based learning in K-12 schools.
- By Jennifer Demski
A variety of New Jersey schools are deploying Study Island for the 2011-2012 year. The Web-based Study Island provides supplemental resources to help students learn subjects based on New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, tested on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge and High School Proficiency Assessment.
The MIND Research Institute has received a $250,000 grant from the Cisco Foundation to provide its visual math education program, ST Math, to 4,000 students in Arizona.
Since going public with a beta version in March, social learning and teaching website sophia.org has nearly doubled the amount of free tutorials offered to 1,500.