Computer Science Week is fast approaching, and Microsoft has teamed up with the organizers behind Minecraft and Hour of Code to encourage students to pick up coding within the Minecraft environment.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
News-O-Matic, a service that publishes daily news for kids, has released a new version that is available on any Internet-connected device.
Mississippi's Lowndes County School District is adopting a digital reading intervention tool in an effort to better prepare students for reading assessments newly mandated for students in grade 3.
The creator of the Stepping Stones software will give districts $100,000 in a competitive process to help with their math instruction.
A National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers at North Carolina State University to study how digital learning programs can best benefit students.
Curriculum Associates has updated its i-Ready reading, language arts and mathematics program in an effort to provide teachers insight into how well their students understand the Common Core State Standards.
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has received $500,000 in funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York for a two-year study of teacher and student use of the Smithsonian Learning Lab's digital learning resources.
The Houston Independent School District has selected a curated content provider to supply resources for its PowerUp campaign, which aims to put a laptop in the hands of every single one of its 65,000 students by next year.
Participate Learning, formerly called appoLearning, has introduced Collections, a new curation and collaboration tool for teachers.
Carnegie Learning has introduced a new iPad-based application for math designed for students in grades 6-12.