K-12 Technology News

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Mentoring Minds Debuts Suplemental Common Core Curricula for Math, ELA

Mentoring Minds has launched Total Motivation Math and Total Motivation ELA, print and online supplemental curricula designed to improve critical thinking skills and student confidence during assessments.

Vernier Announces the Winners of its 2015 Engineering Contest

The winners were chosen for their innovative teaching of engineering concepts and practices using Vernier sensors to engage students in hands-on learning.

iNACOL Launches Free K-12 Policy Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a webinar May 13 focused on policy changes, such as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in K-12 education.

Vernier Offers Summer Institutes on Data Collection Technology

Vernier Software & Technology will offer 19 Summer Institute workshops over the next few months to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their curricula.

City Year, College Week Live Partner on College Admissions, AmeriCorps Recruits

City Year is partnering with College Week Live in an effort to help guide more students through college admissions.

Lightspeed Retires My Big Campus, Encourages Users To Adopt Itslearning

Lightspeed Systems will retire is learning management system, My Big Campus and has selected the itslearning platform as the preferred alternative for existing customers.

Report: Tablet Sales Fall for Second Straight Quarter

Global tablet shipments have declined for the second straight quarter, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC). The 5.9 percent drop in the first quarter of 2015, as compared to the same period last year, followed a 3.2 percent year over year drop in the final quarter of 2014 that was the segments first contraction ever.

Google Classroom Adds Mobile Editing, Grading

Google has released an update to its Google Classroom software, bringing several new features to the mobile app.

New Book Offers Guidance on Flipping Science Instruction

Written by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the new book shows science teachers how to use the flipped model in conjunction with established science teaching and learning strategies, such as guided inquiry, modeling and lab-driven learning.

Brigham Young U To Host Chem Open Lab Day For Middle, High School Students

Brigham Young University will host its third annual Chem Open Lab Day May 9 and 16 in an effort to encourage students in grades 7-12 to pursue an education in chemistry.

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