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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A division of School Specialty has partnered with Listenwise, a listening skills company that harnesses the powering of listening to advance literacy for all students, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities.
An application management and reporting platform from CatchOn uses data analytics to assist district administrators and educators in tracking technology investments. Several districts have piloted the tool, which debuted at the SXSWedu conference.
Oculus last week released some updates to its mobile virtual reality (VR) platform, including more ways to virtually connect with friends on Facebook, as well as few functionality and features for the Samsung Gear VR headset.
Every year, legions of K–12 students read through Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in their English and language arts classes, but do they really understand what they’re reading? One website aims to make sense of the Bard’s poetic yet perplexing lines in modern English for contemporary young readers.