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Several School Districts in U.S. Cancel Class for Aug. 21 Eclipse

School districts in Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and other states have canceled class Aug. 21, owing to a total eclipse of the sun expected on that date across a wide swath of the United States.

Report: Top 5 Vendors in Global AR Education Market

Market research firm Technavio has identified the top five vendors in the global augmented reality (AR) in education market. The companies are EON Reality, DAQRI, GAMOOZ, Magic Leap and QuiverVision.

Calibration Tool to Standardize Educator Evaluations at 7 Illinois School Districts

Several school districts in Illinois are looking to improve inter-relatability and consistency for educator evaluations with a tool from Performance Matters to help standardize the process.

Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

LearnZillion Partners with D2L to Help Create Blended Learning Experiences

LearnZillion, a K–12 curriculum-as-a-service (CaaS) company, is partnering with Canadian ed tech company D2L to integrate LearnZillion’s standards-aligned curricula into D2L’s Brightspace Lessons learning management system (LMS).

Nonprofit Mouse Launching STEM Courses, Teaching New Tech Skills

Mouse, a New York-based nonprofit, is launching a handful of STEM courses this fall, aimed at teaching students new skills based on cutting edge technology.

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.

Net Neutrality Fight Takes Over the Web Today

The latest fight for net neutrality has officially begun. On one side of the ring stands FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee who controls a majority of votes for any decisions currently made by the Federal Communications Commission.

Vernier Providing Educators with Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Oregon-based Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

Designing Learner-Centered Spaces

Authors and educators Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray offer multiple ways that classrooms and learning spaces can become student-centered, not teacher-centered.

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