Microsoft has formally launched Bing for Schools in a nationwide pilot. The service provides privacy-enhanced features for students, free Common Core-aligned learning resources targeted toward specific grade levels, and a technology rewards program for schools.
Channel One, an educational video content provider and owner of Channel One News, will provide free video content and Common Core-aligned activities for teachers until Sept. 10 as part of Flipped Learning Network's Flipped Day program.
The Saylor Foundation has opened its Media Library to the public, providing thousands of open educational resources, videos, articles, and full-length textbooks.
In preparation for the new school year, Knovation, which provides standards-based content and search tools for the classroom, has updated its search tool designed to help K-12 teachers find the digital resources they need.
A group of educators, an education foundation, and two ed tech companies have come together to launch a free online platform that provides curriculum materials to schools and connects with student achievement systems.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Educators preparing for Common Core State Standards will now have access to tools aligning financial literacy curriculum to the new standards, according to a release from the Council for Economic Education.
Educational publisher Snap Learning and technology firm Emantras have partnered to make literacy curriculum aligned with Common Core standards available on any computer or mobile device.
Think Through Math, a supplemental online math intervention system designed to prepare students in math for grades 3 to Algebra 1 for Common Core standards, has added new features and enhanced existing capabilities.
"Today’s textbooks are obsolete and the acquisition process is broken," according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), but as schools work toward implementing Common Core State Standards, open educational resources (OER) can help them provide students with customized content much faster and more cost effectively than the traditional textbook acquisition model.