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Integrating Literacy into STEAM Lessons

Both Common Core and NGSS emphasize the importance of speaking, listening and communicating about mathematical and scientific concepts. Integrating literacy tools into STEAM subjects does more than help students and teachers fulfill objectives. Better literacy helps students identify and more thoroughly understand key concepts.

JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 Twice as Fast, Offers Enhanced Reporting

JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 is compatible with PHP7, is twice as fast as its previous version and features improved performance and reporting.

Fourth Annual Schoology User Conference Scheduled for Chicago This July

Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.

Austin ISD Boosts Independent Reading Efforts and Opens Access to Digital Books

The Austin Independent School District is expanding a pilot program involving thousands of digital books, in an effort to personalize literacy instruction for more than 85,000 students.

Finding Evidence for ESSA

A new website developed at Johns Hopkins University aims to provide insights into K–12 reading and math programs. The website gives up-to-date information to help education leaders better understand how these programs compare under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

D2L Introduces Brightspace Spring17

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its flagship learning management system.

MusicFirst LMS for Music Educators Adds Collaborative Audio, Podcast Recording Tools to Suite

MusicFirst has teamed up with Soundtrap, an online music studio that allows users to record songs and podcasts, to offer a cross-platform music creation within its portfolio, the MusicFirst Online Classroom.

Listening Skills Platform Supports Literacy Development for All Students

A division of School Specialty has partnered with Listenwise, a listening skills company that harnesses the powering of listening to advance literacy for all students, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities.

Ed Tech Accountability Platform Addresses Education App ‘Sprawl’ and Identifies App Trends

An application management and reporting platform from CatchOn uses data analytics to assist district administrators and educators in tracking technology investments. Several districts have piloted the tool, which debuted at the SXSWedu conference.

Oculus Intros Facebook Livestreaming to Samsung Gear VR, Adds 360-Degree Videos to Rooms

Oculus last week released some updates to its mobile virtual reality (VR) platform, including more ways to virtually connect with friends on Facebook, as well as few functionality and features for the Samsung Gear VR headset.

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