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California Schools Aim to Meet Science Standards with Digital Curriculum

Some schools in California are turning to a private partner to provide digital STEM curriculum designed to meet the California Next Generation Science Standards.

K-8 Schools Invited to Apply for E-Books Access

The 200-book "K-5 Quickstart Collection," which is normally priced at $499 per year per building, is being made available for free to up to 1,000 schools through a donation program.

Sowash’s ‘The Chromebook Classroom’: An Excellent Resource for K–12 Teachers!

The Chromebooks are coming! The Chromebooks are coming! So, what is a K-12 teacher supposed to do with those Chromebooks? In this week’s blog post we review “The Chromebook Classroom”a recently published book by John Sowash. Our opinion? Sowash has hit a homerun!

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

New Eye-Tracking Systems for Researchers Double Sampling Frequency

Tobii Pro, a company that caters to academic and business users who need screen-based and wearable eye trackers, is introducing two new products — Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Lab.

Race to the Top Funding Impact on Student Outcomes 'Not Clear'

While RTT funding did introduce more use of the policies promoted by the multi-billion-dollar program, the impact of those changes on student achievement is "unclear," according to new research.

East Whittier School District Equips First and Second Graders and Teachers with 1,400 Chromebooks

East Whittier City School District in Whittier, CA is equipping first and second grade students and teachers with more than 1,400 Chromebooks to expand student access to high-quality content and instruction, improve student learning and narrow the achievement gap.

New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives

A new documentary explores the impacts smartphones and other mobile devices are having on teenagers and their social, emotional and psychological lives. “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” examines the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents practical solutions that can work.

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for K–12 and Ed Tech?

Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.

Delaware to Build OER Repository

The Delaware Department of Education recently joined the #GoOpen campaign, a national movement to use high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in schools.

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