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Open Up Resources, EL Education to Launch Free K–5 ELA Curriculum

The full-course curriculum, authored by experts in ELA, comes with student and teacher materials; a reading list; a curriculum map; family resources and more. All materials will be openly licensed and free to download later this summer. The curriculum offers supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.

Adaptive OER Series Teaches Science Through Space Exploration

Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips on space exploration.

Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

LMS Launches 35 Courses in Science, Math, ELA, Social Studies

The courses are the most recent development between partners itslearning and Gooru and the first phase of integrating 1.7 million high-quality resources and 14,000 collections from Gooru into the itslearning LMS platform. The courses offer assessments and can be customized to support varied instructional models, such as blended learning or project-based learning.

Waco ISD Extends In-Class STEM Instruction for Pre-K Students

Waco Independent School District (Waco, TX) has extended the amount of class time spent teaching STEM topics to its pre-K students from two minutes to an average of 36 minutes per day.

G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains

Users without Google’s G Suite for Education accounts can now access Google Classroom from a personal Google account. Classroom also offers more administrator controls that allow G Suite users from outside domains to join.

Education Thought Leaders Tom Hierck, Kent Peterson, Ken James Join Kickboard Advisory Board

Kickboard, an education technology company known for its flagship school culture system, has formed an Advisory Board to help guide research efforts as the company develops a total climate and culture solution for K–12.

STEM-Mobile Tours Maryland High Schools

The largest mobile STEM lab of its kind in the country will be touring Maryland schools to help drive student interests in STEM. The Mobile eXploration Lab, or MXLab for short, will deliver hands-on biology, chemistry, environmental science and other STEM experiences to high schoolers.

Fourth Annual Schoology User Conference Scheduled for Chicago This July

Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.

Austin ISD Boosts Independent Reading Efforts and Opens Access to Digital Books

The Austin Independent School District is expanding a pilot program involving thousands of digital books, in an effort to personalize literacy instruction for more than 85,000 students.

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