Digital Media

Shmoop Launches Test Prep for PARCC Assessments

Digital publisher Shmoop has unveiled four new study guides designed to help students prepare for PARCC Common Core assessments.

Generation YES and Partner to Create Digital Literacy Program

The online Project NextTech has a curriculum organized around three core literacies: technology literacy, information literacy and media literacy.

Discovery Ed To Host Free Professional Development Day

Discovery Education will hold its yearly Spring VirtCon April 25 in Silver Spring, MD.

Sharing Screens All Over the Classroom

Val Verde Unified School District uses mobile hardware and software to keep students and teachers on the same page.

Research: Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

Global Oneness Project Debuts Free Multimedia Resources, Lesson Plans

The Global Oneness Project, a curator of multicultural studies, has launched a multimedia initiative for K-12 and higher education that combines free digital stories and lesson plans.

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement

Rob Schwartz, a teacher at a blended learning magnet school, shares how design missions validate "the individual over the content" and give students the freedom to fail.

5 Productivity Skills Every Educator Must Have

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us what it takes to make a 21st century classroom run smoothly. Here’s what they said.

Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

Here's how the free digital learning platform PowerMyLearning is helping students learn Common Core skills and prepare for online assessments — and how gamification is turbo-charging that process.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.