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Stony Brook U Project Aims to Extend Virtual Science Labs with Gaming Controls

Virtual labs have done a decent job of introducing students to scientific work and allowing them to simulate experiments in the absence of a physical lab. However, a faculty member at Stony Brook University said she believes virtual labs could do more, and she intends to apply gamification to find out whether its use could expand how science is practiced online.

Teachers and Boeing Engineers Create NGSS-Aligned Lessons for Grades 4-8

Airplane maker Boeing has teamed up with online community Teaching Channel to create and distribute 10 science and innovation curriculum modules that meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Ensuring 'Anytime Anywhere' Access in a High-Poverty District

In two years on the job as deputy superintendent of educational services for the Santa Ana Unified School District, David Haglund has helped usher in a new era of "anytime, anywhere access to learning."

Virtual Schools Market Expected to Grow 29% Through 2019

The American virtual schools market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 29.02 percent through 2019, according to a new report conducted by London-based research firm Technavio.

CliffsNotes Solution Personalizes Student Test Prep

A new, subscription-based digital learning solution from HMH and BenchPrep provides interactive instruction, customized curriculum and progress management tools for select subjects.

West Virginia Students to Get New Learning Tools This Fall

Schools in 29 West Virginia counties have adopted resources from a private partner for use in the upcoming school year.

With High-Quality Lessons and Social Supports, Even Weak Teachers Do Better

A new study from 100Kin10 and the University of Chicago has found that giving middle school math teachers access to high-quality lesson plans and support can "significantly" impact student performance and teacher effectiveness.

Oaks Christian Online Launches First Online Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Oaks Christian Online is offering the courses in response to what it says is the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited course options for middle schoolers. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

What We Learned from Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert passed away on July 31. He was 88. We share with you, in this week’s blog, what we learned from him: why children should learn to program.

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