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.
To help students kick bad study habits, Quizlet has added a new feature to its app that enables them to study more efficiently and effectively using machine learning and cognitive science. The new Quizlet Learn feature was unveiled onstage at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin.
To celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA and Google Expeditions have teamed up to launch a series of virtual experiences that bring students into the careers of seven women working in STEM.
The new FuelEd Summit curriculum features interactive content, adaptive technology for differentiated instruction, and robust tools and analytics.
A new website launched by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) offers insights into K–12 reading and math programs.
New York-based hardware startup littleBits, known for its electronic building blocks and for being part of the Disney Accelerator program, has unveiled a new kit that teaches students in grades 3 to 8 how to code.