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Middle and High School Students Awarded for National STEM Video Game Challenge

The 2017 National STEM Video Game Challenge has selected 23 students to receive $1,000 each for their orginal video games and design concepts. Since 2010, the competition has worked to boost student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through game design, while promoting collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Discovery Ed Releases Free Resources for the 'Great American Eclipse'

Discovery Education’s multimedia resources are free for K–12 teachers to integrate into lessons to help engage students in the Great American Eclipse — a total solar eclipse is passing over the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Panopto Updates Video Platform with Canvas Gradebook Integration

The latest version of the Panopto video management platform now includes integration with Instructure Canvas Gradebook as well as customizable playlists.

Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public

Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows PCs, according to the company Linden Labs, which also created Second Life.

50 Underserved U.S. Middle Schools Gain Coaches to Optimize Tech in Classroom

Google for Education is offering up $6.5 million through Google.org to support a pilot program called the Dynamic Learning Project led by Digital Promise. With help from EdTechTeam, participating middle schools will gain a classroom coach that’ll assist teachers and principals with integrating tech in teaching and learning.

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

L.A. Teacher Creates Catchy Math Videos That Teach Complicated Concepts

Los Angeles math teacher and tutor Huzefa Kapadia has created eight catchy music videos that explain fundamental and sometimes complicated math concepts, such as permutations and combinations, slope intercepts and the quadratic formula.

CASEL Selects Winners for Social-Emotional Assessment

CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) has revealed the winners of its inaugural Social-Emotional Assessment Design Challenge and introduced a new website dedicated to measuring social-emotional learning.

ClassDojo Releases Free Classroom Toolkit on App

Communication platform ClassDojo today released a new classroom toolkit within its mobile app. The toolkit is free and available for all teachers to use.

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