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Google Updates Classroom With New Tools for Differentiation, Analytics

Google has updated its learning management system, Google Classroom, with new features for differentiated instruction, management of student work and analytics.

Nonprofit Receives $250,000 to Expand Computer Science Program for Girls

Girls Who Code have teamed up to bring after-school computer science (CS) education programs to middle and high school girls from underserved communities, at no cost.

Edgenuity Unveils UpSmart to Help Middle School Students Achieve on Assessments

Edgenuity has today launched UpSmart, a supplemental solution designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery of state standards in English language arts and math.

Free, Online Tool Helps Students Find Credible News

Prolific Labs, a startup software and solutions company based in Austin, TX, has released a new tool to help K–12 students improve news literacy and better judge the credibility of online news.

NewSchools Places $4 Billion Bet on Future of K–12 Education

A national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to transform public education has released a new report that explains the potential for philanthropy to reimagine K–12 education.

Flipgrid Introduces New Student Voice Video App, Grows to 40,000 Classrooms

Flipgrid, the student-focused video app similar to Snapchat, is today introducing a new version, Flipgrid One, which offers the core social learning functionality of the original Flipgrid, but at no cost.

Robotic Infant Simulators Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

Robotic infant simulators — or robot babies — used by schools to help prevent teen pregnancy actually have the opposite effect, according to a study published in the British health journal The Lancet.

Maryland Public Libraries Launches Virtual Makerspace

Maryland’s network of public libraries is working with Workbench to expand its maker communities online, in an effort to increase access to making tools for millions of people across the state.

AvatarMind Unveils Companion Robot at CES 2017

The China-based company last week unveiled its companion robot, iPal, designed as an educational friend for children aged 3-8.

Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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