Ed tech company Learning.com is partnering with Codesters, a platform for K–12 computer science instruction, to develop EasyCode Pillars, an online interactive curriculum that incorporates coding challenges and game design into the classroom to cultivate students’ coding skills.
The company has added support for Google Cardboard and launched a new homepage for web-based VR experiments.
Adobe has released the latest versions of its e-learning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and its learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. The two are designed to be used in conjunction as end-to-end solutions, or as standalone offerings, and are aimed toward specialists in learning and development, training and corporate HR departments.
To help combat internet trolls, Google’s technology incubator Jigsaw and Counter Abuse Technology Team have launched an early-stage technology that uses machine learning to help identify toxic comments online.
ClassTag, a free parent engagement app for teachers and schools, is unveiling a pilot launch of its Marketplace feature to boost schools’ funding. The announcement is being made at this week’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL.
The donation from New York-based Math for America will help train nearly 5,000 surrounding area teachers, as part of a citywide initiative to bring computer science education to all 1.1 million New York City public school students.
Salesforce is continuing its partnership with San Francisco Unified School District and forming a new partnership with Oakland Unified School District. The company is donating $8.5 million and providing volunteers to help expand computer science education within both districts.
GameSalad has introduced its STEM-based education initiatives, reaching more than 6,700 students.
Embarcadero Technologies has opened up its software development tools to publicly funded higher ed institutions and high schools.
New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.