The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.
School libraries will have the opportunity to supply digital source content to history and social studies students without teachers or media specialists having to compile it themselves.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Retired Lakers basketball guard Kobe Bryant and his venture capital firm are investing in Vipkid, an online education platform for children in China to learn from teachers in North America.
Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) of American K–12 teachers have not integrated social media into their classrooms, and the majority (62 percent) indicate that they do not plan to do so, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey of teachers nationwide.
Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology. The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality.
A new guide book aims to help adults better use technology with young children and assist them when they are using digital products. “Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors” (Routledge, 2017) features case studies, best practices and helpful hints in chapters written by 25 of the country’s influential early childhood thought leaders.
Explain Everything has relaunched the Android and iOS versions of its interactive screencasting whiteboard tool with an updated interface.
The NSTA is offering free resources for parents to support their students in science learning.
Gooru.org is an OER marketplace with 5,000,000+ open education resources. But, most excitingly, they are posting "just" 35 full courses that teachers can "copy and customize." We applaud gooru.org for taking this major step in providing support for teachers who are trying to #GoOpen!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The United States Performance Academy, a private school for competitive athletes in middle and high school, is now using instructional materials from a private partner.