21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

MerckManuals.com Launches Anti Bullying Campaign

MerckManuals.com, an online medical reference, is spotlighting the health impact of bullying on children during the first two weeks of October, which is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

ONEder, OpenEd Partner on Resource Library for Students with Disabilities

ONEder, a special education learning management system provider, now integrates with OpenEd, an educational resource library for K-12. The partnership provides educators using ONEder with access to the OpenEd resource library.

Rediker Updates Online Gradebook

Rediker Software has updated its TeacherPlus Gradebook with improved speed and responsiveness.

Motivis Revs Competency Ed Platform

Motivis Learning is launching the second iteration of Unity, its learning relationship management system designed strictly for competency-based education, Unity 2.0.

PresenceLearning Introduces Live, Online Psychoeducational Assessments

The clinical services provider has introduced a new service that pairs its live, online therapy environment with Woodcock-Johnson IV tests to help identify strengths and weaknesses for students with cognitive or academic challenges.

Instructure Updates Canvas with Mobile Annotation Tool

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system to include an annotation feature in the mobile app.

Enhancing Classroom Audio: Beyond Amplification

Systems designed to improve audibility in classrooms are changing. They used to be all about amplification. That's still the single most critical component. But systems are now also adding lecture capture, emergency features, paging, monitoring and collaboration capabilities to enhance not just sound, but student learning as well.

Google Translate Update Reduces Errors Up to 85 Percent

The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.

'Jeopardy' Computer, IBM's Watson, Takes on Third Grade Math

The same computer platform that defeated the most accomplished “Jeopardy!” champions is being used to help teachers with third grade math. IBM’s Watson platform — which beat “Jeopardy!” winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in 2011 — has been adapted and expanded to incorporate Common Core standards for third grade math.

Middle Schools Invited to Enter 'Let It Grow' Earth Science Contest

Middle schools across the county are invited to enter the 2016-17 “Let It Grow” earth science contest, which will award six schools agricultural grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

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