L. Robert Furman urges educators to break the cycle of wash, dry, rinse, repeat. The Pennsylvania principal will present at three sessions during the ISTE conference later this month.
The founder and operator of a K–12 Cyber Incident Map is sharing some lessons he has learned after collecting data over the past 17 months on cyber incidents at United States schools. Doug Levin, president of Ed Tech Strategies, says that as K–12 schools increase their use and reliance on digital tools and services, the number of cyber incidents has also been on the rise — exponentially so.
Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to safeguarding students' personal information recently relaunched the FERPA|Sherpa website, an online hub of education privacy resources that initially launched in 2014.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.
According to the latest device tracker from International Data Corporation, United States-based Apple and China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi have edged out the wearables leader Fitbit.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ed tech company D2L has announced plans to release a major upgrade for its learning management system that is intended to span all of K-12. Aside from its adoption within higher ed, Brightspace traditionally has found a home in high schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The upcoming app features characters from Sesame Street and leverages IBM Watson’s natural language processing and other cognitive technologies to help young children learn to spell and improve their literacy skills.
The resources are available through Google’s Be Internet Awesome project, which was evaluated by the International Society for Technology (ISTE) and received the Seal of Alignment for Readiness for its pedagogical value.
Wonder Workshop’s Dash robot is now programmable with Apple’s Swift coding language thanks to new lessons available in the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad.
Florida private schools participating in either the Florida Tax Credit or the Gardiner Scholarship Program can now use a math and reading assessment system from Curriculum Associates to meet program requirements.