Programming & Development

Google Updates Classroom With User and Developer Tools

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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds New Developer Portal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched the HMH Developer Portal, a new online interface where developers, designers and educators can access the company's newly exposed application programming interfaces (APIs) to create new learning applications and integrate them with HMH applications.

The Web's About To Get Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 is, at long last, a done deal.

GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.

OpenGL ES 3.1 Adds 3D Capabilities, Integrated GPU Computing

The Khronos Group this week released an update to the royalty-free OpenGL ES specification — a widely adopted OpenGL specification designed specifically for mobile devices backed by mobile hardware heavyweights like ARM.

5 Best Practices of Tech-Leading Superintendents

Members of the League of Innovative Schools share the secrets of their success in implementing and maintaining tech initiatives.

OpenEd Releases Public API for Common Core Resource Catalog

Ed tech developer OpenEd has released a new API that allows anyone to tap into its catalog of more than 250,000 standards-aligned digital resources for K-12.

Students Undertake Marathon Coding Sessions in Four Cities

The nonprofit StudentRND has partnered with the data folks at Splunk to host CodeDay SF, a full day for 100 students aged 9-22 to learn about coding and experiment with demo-able projects.

Summer of Coding Gives Moodle Boost and Young Programmers Practice

Google's latest "Summer of Code" has ended, and Moodle users are among the big beneficiaries.

Blackboard Builds Tool To Simplify App Creation for Schools

Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.