Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools

Penda Learning Adds New Science Activities, Boosts Integrations

Education technology company Penda Learning has added 850 new interactive science activities for grades 3-10 to its digital, game-based learning platform and introduced program improvements and integrations.

Private Online HS Teams with Minerva on Baccalaureate Program

A private online high school has announced a new baccalaureate program for beginning ninth graders, developed in partnership with a company that built the technology for an innovative classroom- and campus-free university.

Screencastify Updates Video Submission Tool

The software includes webcam and screen recording, video privacy controls, mobile usage, submission alerts, no limits to video length, Google Classroom integration and auto-save to Google Drive.

High Schoolers More Likely to Study Math, Science and Forsake Other Topics During COVID-19

School closures and remote learning have gone hand-in-hand with decreased student engagement in all high school subject areas, according to a study by education technology company Quizlet.

How to Best Support Students with Special Needs During School Closures

With the right communication tools and best practices, we can still serve all of our students.

Promethean ClassFlow Gets Google Classroom Integration

Promethean has become a Google Education Partner. Its ClassFlow software now integrates with Google Classroom for rostering, Google Drive and Google Single sign-on.

Zoom Enters Appliance Business with Zoom for Home

Zoom Video Communications announced a new dedicated device for home videoconferencing. But at least one analyst suspects the price may keep buyers at by. In mid-July Zoom announced it would be taking pre-orders for Zoom for Home, a dedicated appliance for allowing employees to meet and collaborate online. Currently, the device is available for pre-order.

Time Spent in Virtual Schooling Probably Didn't Meet State Thresholds

How much virtual schooling happened during the early months of the pandemic? Less than what the laws in at least half of states say students should be getting.

Google Reveals Plans for New Meet Functionality

Google has gone public with some of its plans for updates to Meet, the web conferencing tool that's part of the company's G Suite for Education. The basic thrust is to give teachers more control over their real-time sessions and help them make the classes more engaging.

AP Teachers: 'Go with Hybrid, Please'

Nearly half of Advanced Placement teachers believe schools should be implementing a hybrid approach.