OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.
TPACK shaped the design of instructional activities and student learning projects at Alexandria Country Day School (VA) as they piloted iPad integration in their fifth grade. A group of teachers, learning specialists and administrators came together to design a curriculum that would integrate an “Information and Communications Literacies” approach to support an inquiry- and project-based curriculum.
- By David Carpenter, Margaret Carpenter, Mark Hofer
Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.
Peerless-AV has launched an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.
These no-cost resources introduce your students to relevant readings that help them learn the nonfiction reading comprehension skills that new Common Core and state standards require.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Biamp Systems has upgraded its Tesira digital signal processing platform to include two new hardware components and new compression abilities.
Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.
As part of an effort to reduce dependence on print textbooks, the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), an association of private, independent and parochial schools, will give schools access to Net Texts, a cloud-based system where educators can collaborate to develop their own learning media or courses.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Designed for tablets and laptops, this digital, fully interactive version incorporates audio, video, graphic simulations and writing and drawing tools into the already powerful IQWST curriculum.
- By Christopher Piehler
If you’re looking to invigorate your classroom with games, video, personalization and other student favorites, this list is a great place to start. And best of all, most of the tools below won’t cost you or your school a dime.
- By Dian Schaffhauser