Education nonprofit Project Tomorrow has kicked off Speak Up 2015, the latest in the organization's series of annual surveys focused on technology-enhanced teaching, learning and administration.
Brown University has landed a $1.5-million three-year grant to improve a curriculum designed to help students in middle and high school learn algebra concepts by creating video games.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning is offering a free webinar about implementing blended learning.
Fremont Public Schools in Michigan is expanding its implementation of a computer-based reading program after seeing positive results in its middle school.
PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.
Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.
Students from Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a private school specializing in the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, are participating in the Smartee Project, an international collaboration project organized by six teachers from five countries and three continents.
Students at the Pittsburgh university will work with developer tools provided by SMALLab Learning.
On 28 October 2014, the W3C approved a standard version of HTML5, a programming language for the web. For K-12 at least, HTML5 is totally disruptive – in a GOOD way! Educational app developers can now write highly interactive apps that will run on virtually all end-user-oriented, computing devices, i.e., on all the crazy computers that kids bring into their BYOD classrooms. Finally, BYOD makes good sense; finally, teachers can FULLY exploit the affordances of the kids’ BYOD computing devices!! HTML5 is nothing short of a sea change in educational software.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has unveiled a suite of new programs and services for member schools.