Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.
Just three months after President Obama announced a new "moonshot" initiative to eliminate cancer, a group of organizations has teamed together to bring high schoolers into the work. "Decoding Cancer" offers free standards-aligned curriculum made available through a program sponsored by education media company Discovery Education, non-profit Val Skinner Foundation, the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and the Rutgers School of Public Health.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Nearly half of all teachers — 48 percent — are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That’s more than double the percentage from five years ago.
J.E. Moss Elementary School, a Title I school in Nashville, has adopted an augmented reality program, Letters alive, to help improve reading skills in one of its kindergarten classes.
Course Hero has launched a new Android app featuring crowdsourced study resources for students.
Education Elements has added three new content resource providers to its list of about two dozen already available on its personalized learning platform.
Karl Nelson is the director of the Digital Learning Department for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this Q&A, he talks about how his state is using open educational resources to help support Common Core State Standards.
- By Christopher Piehler
Learning.com has updated its EasyTech digital literacy curriculum to include a new unit on computational thinking.
Moodle has released its 3.0 version for Android and iOS. The free app is now available on Google Play and in the App Store, and will allow users to browse wiki pages.
Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization billing itself as a "math ambassador," will expand to a half dozen new cities following a pilot project at Newark Public Schools.