Tanque Verde Unified School District in Tucson, AZ, is going green on all four of its campuses with solar power installations expected to generate 2 million kilowatt-hours each year.
A national organization of state education technology directors has published the results of a comparison of tools that schools can use to assess their broadband capabilities in preparation for coming online Common Core assessments and the use of other digital resources.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Lovejoy Independent School District , located north of Dallas, TX, will implement a new fiber-optic wide area network, which will provide a minimum of one Gigabit of communications bandwidth to each site in the district.
A national online competition challenges students in grades 4-8 to build the fastest, best designed, and most visually stunning solar vehicle they can imagine.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Since launching in 2011, Eduplanet21 has leveraged user feedback to inform continued improvements to their social learning platform. According to a recent announcement, the company has rolled out new features and user interface changes intended to improve user engagement and collaboration.
Blackboard Collaborate has added support for Learning Tools Interoperability specifications. The move makes the online collaboration platform available from any LTI-compliant learning management system.
To help produce live coverage of its varsity athletics from its new competition gymnasium, Webster City High School in Webster City, Iowa, has installed a new video control center, as part of an HD overhaul the school has made to its student-run broadcast journalism program.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Schools need to move away from the current factory model based on seat-time credit requirements and toward a new competency-based learning model that supports mastery-based, student-centered, personalized learning environments, according to CompetencyWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).
K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States are invited to enter a contest to win a document camera for their classroom.
- By Sharleen Nelson
ShareStream recently unveiled a new version of its video extension for teaching and learning that integrates with Desire2Learn's learning management system, Learning Environment.