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5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard.

U California Davis Debuts Computer Science Curriculum for Grades 1-12

The Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at the University of California Davis has launched a computer science curriculum for use in grades 1-12 across the United States.

ELA Dominates in K–12 Digital Content Usage

The use of digital content is on the rise in American schools. Eight in 10 K-12 schools and districts are using some form of it, primarily as classroom curriculum but also to round out e-book collections in a library or media center.

So, When During the School Day Should Teachers Create Curriculum?

OER – Open Education Resources – are being touted by the Department of Education as the key to future of K-12 curriculum. While there is no question that OER are a component of the new digital curriculum, in this blog, we answer the question raised in the blog post’s title.

Blackboard's K-12 New Learning Experience Intros More Integration and New Naming

Blackboard is offering up new bundling and product names specifically for the K-12 market.

Steelcase Selects 13 Winners for Active Learning Grants

Thirteen schools, ranging from elementary to college, have been selected to share in more than $800,000 worth of classroom furniture, equipment and technology as part of Steelcase Education's second annual Active Learning Center Grant program.

California Colleges, Districts Land Grant To Beef up CTE

California's Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium has received $15 million in grant funds from the California Career Pathways Trust to expand and improve career and technical education programs in 36 high schools and three community colleges in the region.

Dremel Rolling Out Next-Generation PLA 3D Printer for Education

Dremel today unveiled the Idea Builder 3D40, the latest update to its line of 3D printers. The new model will be available in two versions — a standard retail configuration and a bundle designed specifically for education.

Survey Shows Schools Hitting Digital Hard

A recent survey found that half of school districts believe they've completed their 1-to-1 initiatives and the infrastructure required; and almost 4 in 10 (38 percent) are planning to or will definitely "modernize" in the next 12 to 24 months. More districts also have digital content and curriculum strategies in place this year compared to last year — up from 49 percent to 62 percent. Another 33 percent of districts have one under development. More than half of those existing strategies incorporate the use of open educational resources.

ClassDojo Launches School-Wide Features

ClassDojo, a communication platform for sharing classroom moments with parents and students, now allows school leaders to create online sharing communities for their whole school.

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