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Alabama State ED Gives Students Free Access to Learning Tools Over Summer

The Alabama State Department of Education in May launched its fifth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. The program, which runs through the end of July, aims to boost student engagement in reading, math, science and other core subjects over the summer by providing free access to a number of online learning tools and resources.

Coding, Cybersecurity, Game Development Bootcamps Come to Miami Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.

Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

OER Provider Curriki Sounds Call for Spanish Content

Curriki, an online platform of K–12 open educational resources (OER) used by 13 million users worldwide, wants to expands its collection of 629 free educational resources in Spanish and has opened a call for Spanish-language teaching materials.

Georgia District Pilots IBM and Sesame Street AI-Powered Vocabulary App

The upcoming app features characters from Sesame Street and leverages IBM Watson’s natural language processing and other cognitive technologies to help young children learn to spell and improve their literacy skills.

Google’s New Curriculum and Game Encourage Kids to ‘Be Internet Awesome’

The resources are available through Google’s Be Internet Awesome project, which was evaluated by the International Society for Technology (ISTE) and received the Seal of Alignment for Readiness for its pedagogical value.

Florida Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates for Private School Scholarship Programs

Florida private schools participating in either the Florida Tax Credit or the Gardiner Scholarship Program can now use a math and reading assessment system from Curriculum Associates to meet program requirements.

Discovery Education Adds 360-Degree Experiences to Streaming Plus, Techbook Solutions

Discovery Education Monday revealed it has introduced several new digital assets and more are coming soon to the company’s Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Techbook offerings. The digital solutions will feature more interactive, 360-degree experiences and other dynamic content.

Fidget Spinner App Gets 7 Million Downloads

While schools around the country are banning fidget spinners, an app version by gaming company Ketchapp has passed 7 million downloads.

Report: Half of Rhode Island 1-to-1 Programs Can Remotely Access Students’ Devices

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union recently examined the privacy policies in place at 22 school districts that offer laptops for home use during the school year. All 22 districts revealed that their policies require parents to acknowledge that there is no expectation of privacy when a school issues a device to a student.

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