Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education, implementing the company's digital content library to all 153 Title I secondary schools in the district.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Using a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson is building a new Facebook program intended to help middle and high school students learn how to teach themselves.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The WorldWide Telescope, an online virtual telescope operated through a partnership between Microsoft Research and NASA, has been expanded with a new, interactive view of Mars and a spherical sky map that Microsoft described as the "largest and highest-quality spherical image of the sky currently available."
Follett Software has launched a tool for K-12 designed to provide a bridge between library resources, classroom instruction, and homework.
Public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year, according to new research released by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies.
Los Angeles Unified School District is investing heavily in a digital assessment system designed to help boost student achievement through teacher-generated formative tests.
Capstone has released PebbleGo Earth and Space, the latest entry in the PebbleGo series of browser-based subscription educational tools for younger learners.
- By Evan Tassistro
A new pilot program is putting electronic books in the hands of high school teachers and students free of charge through local public libraries.
Ed tech developer SoftChalk has released an update to SoftChalk, an authoring suite for instructional content. The company also announced that it will be expanding the capabilities of the Web-based system further this summer through a new premium option.
A project out of the University of Virginia to get young children comfortable with engineering has been selected as one of 10 winners in a MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition. The project, called Fab@School, is intended to teach K-12 students about mathematical analysis and modeling, digital fabrication, and engineering by allowing them to fabricate 3D copies of objects that they've designed themselves.
- By Dian Schaffhauser