Learning Resources

Carolina Biological Launching Certified OpenSciEd Middle School Units and CTE

Carolina Biological, a supplier of instructional materials for science classes, on Tuesday unveiled new “certified” print and digital versions of OpenSciEd science instructional units for grades 6–8, including complete lab kits and flexible purchase options for schools, the company said in a news release.

Tinkercad Circuits Now Works Seamlessly With Fusion 360, Autodesk Says

Tinkercad, the free browser-based app from Autodesk that teaches students design, engineering, and coding, has made its student electronics design platform work seamlessly with Fusion 360, a professional-grade CAD/CAM/CAE tool used by industry professionals across manufacturing, machining, engineering, and industrial design, the company recently announced.

Kahoot Offers Free 60-Day Licenses to Elementary Schools Worldwide Through New EDU Support Program

Kahoot announced today it will offer a free 60-day site license for all staff members in any elementary school worldwide as part of its new EDU Support Program, designed to help overwhelmed educators keep students connected and engaged during ongoing learning disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Nearpod Math Launches with Emphasis on Flexible Instruction Design, Standards-Aligned Content

Nearpod, the interactive instructional platform that lets teachers view students’ progress in real time, today is launching Nearpod Math as an additional curriculum channel for K–8 educators, the company told THE Journal, with 5,000 math lessons, activities, and tools — all searchable and aligned to standards and to many of the curriculum providers used by U.S. school districts.

Discovery Education Introduces Free Augmented Reality App for Students and Educators

Discovery Education today introduced its new Sandbox AR iPad app, giving students and educators no-cost access to an immersive learning tool using augmented and virtual reality to create interactive learning experiences that unlock students’ natural curiosity.

New Mexico Public Schools Adopt ThinkCERCA Literacy Platform

ThinkCERCA, a digital platform focused on student reading and writing growth, has been adopted by the New Mexico Public Education Department for writing curriculum in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math for grades 3-12.

North Carolina District Chooses Discovery Education for K–12 Science Instruction

North Carolina’s Hoke County Schools announced Tuesday it is partnering with Discovery Education to modernize science instruction throughout the district, and teachers districtwide are now integrating Discovery Education’s suite of digital resources into science instruction for all K–12 students, according to a news release.

Trade Champions Challenge Competition for High Schoolers Open to Applicants, Will Award Thousands in Prizes

Supporting students on their pathway to STEM success, Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education are inviting high school students to join the new Trade Champions Challenge and compete for prizes including cash awards of up to $15,000.

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Express with Drag-And-Drop Multimedia Content Creation, Free Access for K–12 Classrooms

Creative Cloud Express for Education — free for K–12 classrooms — includes access to a number of Adobe’s applications such as Photoshop Express, Premiere Rush, Spark Video, and Spark Page.

PresenceLearning Acquires Global Teletherapy and Secures New Majority Stakeholders, Preparing for Expanded K–12 Special Education Offerings

PresenceLearning, a provider of teletherapy software for special education and mental health providers in K–12 schools, has completed two transactions that pave the way for significant growth and will help build the next generation of technology for therapists to expand student services, the company said.