Microsoft has donated $3.4 million in software and services to the New England Center for Children (NECC), an institute that provides education and research for children with autism.
A transition, quietly but most assuredly, has occurred: Today, in 2016, discussions under the heading "mobile learning" are becoming more about how "all-the-time, everywhere learning" can be supported with "mobile" technology than about mobile devices and apps. That transition has huge pedagogical implications!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The Northwest Evaluation Association has launched a new series of reports for its Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in an effort to help educators better support academic growth.
Delta Education has launched the Full Option Science System Next Generation Middle School curriculum, a continuation of its FOSS Next Generation K-5 program.
About 20,000 people attended ISTE 2016 in Denver this year. Here are the main takeaways.
Through the Chicago City of Learning initiative, students can participate in any one of the 5,000 on-site and online activities, such as hands-on STEM learning and coding bootcamps, to earn digital badges recognized by schools.
A couple of the ingredients that made ISTE 2016 unique were what the conference called “Poster” and “Playground.” Poster was an area of the Colorado Convention Center where teachers demonstrated technologies they’ve successfully used in the classroom. Playground featured hands-on workshops with educators and students exploring everything from mobile learning and games to virtual reality and the maker movement.
Two audio visual supply companies jointly gave 70 headsets to Denver area schools in an effort to boost the schools’ use of game-based learning.
An elementary school in Idaho will be ramping up its use of mathematics curriculum from Origo Education after receiving a grant from the company, accompanied by a matching grant from its parent-teacher association.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Dremel has selected 10 K-12 educators as Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year.