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MEL Science Launches Virtual Reality Chemistry Lessons

MEL Science, based in London, has launched a series of virtual reality (VR) chemistry lessons for K–12. The 3-year-old company this week released a MEL Chemistry VR app, featuring a virtual chemistry lab, for free on Google Daydream.

Q1 VR Headset Shipments Display a Bright Future

Oculus Rift is out, but Oculus is in. Even as Facebook's virtual reality system had just 99,000 shipments during the first quarter of 2017, the Oculus deal with Samsung drove the latter company's shipments to five times as many units over the same period.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

Coding, Cybersecurity, Game Development Bootcamps Come to Miami Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.

New Department of Ed IDEA Site Live and Generating Heat

Feedback is trickling in on the U.S. Department of Education's new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since February, the site has been undergoing a redesign, based at least in part on comments from 130 people who provided feedback during the design process. The new site went live June 1.

Data: Education Isn't Free Everywhere

Families in many countries outside the U.S. lack ready access to public education and struggle to come up with the fees for their children's education, so the kids may not go to school.

Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo Merge

Two nonprofits in the education business have joined forces. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has merged with CoderDojo.

IoT to Represent More Than Half of Connected Device Landscape by 2021

The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections.

Principal Robert Furman Urges Teachers to Break Old Habits and Go Digital

L. Robert Furman urges educators to break the cycle of wash, dry, rinse, repeat. The Pennsylvania principal will present at three sessions during the ISTE conference later this month.

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