Use these free resources to help students learn about the democratic process and explore political issues.
- By Emily Major
Increased access to and use of mobile digital devices at bedtime among children and teens is a “major public health concern,” according to a recently published meta-analysis by British researchers.
A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.
Mount Holly Township Public Schools has adopted Stride, a new, personalized, game-based learning solution from Fuel Education, for the district's elementary school students.
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. The latest edition adds new features not seen in the preview release, including a "Classroom Mode."
The flipped classroom market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.
The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report that details the best special education practices at 10 model California charter public schools. “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion” offers qualitative data and insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities, in particular the benefits of cutting-edge technology and inclusive education.
Things are looking mixed in the worldwide tablet market. Vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a year-over-year decline of 14.7 percent, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
Ohio Brunswick City Schools has entered a seven-year partnership with Discovery Education, utilizing the company’s Digital Techbooks and Streaming Plus service.
Pearson is developing and piloting mixed reality content for use in secondary and postsecondary schools.