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CAASPP Upgrades to Desmos Calculator for Online Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), that state’s student assessment system, on Monday announced it would begin using the Desmos calculator for online testing.

Pennsylvania Launches Pinterest of Educational Resources

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today launched a Pinterest page of K–12 educational resources, in an effort to reach more students, families and educators across the state.

Free, Online Tool Helps Students Find Credible News

Prolific Labs, a startup software and solutions company based in Austin, TX, has released a new tool to help K–12 students improve news literacy and better judge the credibility of online news.

AvatarMind Unveils Companion Robot at CES 2017

The China-based company last week unveiled its companion robot, iPal, designed as an educational friend for children aged 3-8.

Maryland Public Libraries Launches Virtual Makerspace

Maryland’s network of public libraries is working with Workbench to expand its maker communities online, in an effort to increase access to making tools for millions of people across the state.

Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Children’s Smartwatch Crowdfunds Nearly $1 Million

Octopus, an up-and-coming smartwatch for children aged 3-8, has raised nearly $1 million on Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding website.

Barnes & Noble to Host Educator Appreciation Days

Barnes & Noble is celebrating pre-K—12 educators by hosting several events and offering a number of discounts on books, toys and games available in store and online.

Discovery Ed Adds Virtual Reality to Civil War Lessons

Discovery Education has now begun to build virtual reality experiences into its digital content. Recently, the company announced the addition of three new VR components to its social studies products.

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