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FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization, selected water as the theme for the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons. In addition, LEGO is out with lesson plans for a range of STEM topics, available to teachers at no-cost.

Gale Makes 'In Context' Resources Free for Eclipse Education

Gale's In Context suite offers media-rich resources designed to integrate easily with curricula and offers videos, articles, charts, images, infographics and more with accessibility features such as text and voice translation in a dozen languages. The suite also allows users to search resources by Lexile score or complexity level.

Shmoop Launches New Learning Guides, Online Courses

Online publisher Shmoop has launched new learning guides, online courses and test prep resources to start the upcoming school year.

Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

Free edWebinars Support Educators Building Students’ Digital Literacy Skills

Educators who are looking to build up students’ digital literacy skills can now learn how through a new, free series of webinars from Learning.com and edWeb.net.

$10,000 Awarded to Advance VR at ‘Geographically Isolated’ Maine School

East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.

Colorado Releases Roadmap to Boost Blended Learning

A Colorado state-funded program recently released a guide to help district leaders, educators, policymakers and other stakeholder implement blended learning in K–12 schools.

Legends of Learning Doles Out Free Games, Lessons for Aug. 21 Eclipse

Legends of Learning has released a slew of eclipse-related curricula games and resources for teachers and students ahead of the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21 across the United States

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