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Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

Study: Preschoolers Learn Similarly for Digital and Print Books

Reading stories aloud to children has long been proven to boost early literacy skills, but less has been revealed about the impact of a story’s format on learning. Now, new research says that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

GoFundMe Raises $33.8 Million for K–12 Teachers and Drops Major Donation to Education

To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week this week (May 1-5), GoFundMe in partnership with Yoobi has launched a $100,000 national contest called “We Love Teachers." The global crowdfunding platform has also released a free, online guidebook specifically for K–12 teachers.

Virtual Field Trip Highlights Relevance of Math in NBA

A virtual field trip taking place next week from Discovery Education and the National Basketball Association aims to show students how math is used in basketball everyday, in an effort to spark students’ interest in STEM careers.

Tynker Launches 2 Free K—­5 Courses for Apple's Coding Initiative

THE Journal spoke to Tynker’s co-founder and CTO Srinivas Mandayam to find out more about how the new courses are designed to help young learners foster foundational computer science concepts.

itslearning LMS Integrates to Microsoft Office 365, G-Suite Cloud Apps

The itslearning learning management system (LMS) has increased integration to popular cloud apps like Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G-Suite, enabling users to more easily add cloud files from these plattform into courses, assignments, the itslearning library and other features within the LMS.

JotForm Update Allows Users to Create Forms on Mobile Devices

A tool used by more than 2.5 million people worldwide to create forms and publish them online has been improved to allow users to build forms via mobile devices.

Science, Engineering, Health Doctorates Find Career Success

The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation's policy arm, has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.

Panorama Student Success Platform Captures Academic and SEL Data

The Panorama Student Success platform, developed by Panorama Education in partnership with school and district administrators, helps educators to identify students in need of more supports with academics, attendance, behavior and social emotional learning.

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