Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.
SAS Curriculum Pathways has partnered with Clever to make their free learning resources available through the latter's Instant Login service.
Balefire Labs has added Android apps to its app review service, bringing the total number of reviewed apps to more than 3,000, in an effort to better serve classrooms with bring-your-own-device programs. Previously, the company only included reviews for apps for iOS devices.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Captain Barrington Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will pilot the jet Inspiration III to North America, Asia, Indonesia and Australia to explore real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history, geography and the humanities.
- By Christopher Piehler
Treehouse, an online digital platform designed to help people learn how to use digital tools, has introduced a series of video courses to teach people how to write code for Swift, the programming language Apple introduced for iOS and OS X development at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. At the same time, Treehouse introduced an Android app that will provide more access to its more than 1,000 course videos.
Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.
Educational Testing Service has made its entire collection of research reports, more than 2,500 in total, available through the Wiley Online Library.
A new report examines barriers to the implementation of blended learning and solutions districts have found to work around them.
California's Westside Union School District will expand the use of an online language and reading intervention after seeing success with limited use of the program in 2013.
These digital and online tools can help your English language learners build vocabulary and improve their reading abilities while often putting them in control of their own learning.
- By Dian Schaffhauser