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Follett Intros OER-Based Digital Classroom Collections

The new "Classroom Ready Collections" include lesson plans, activities, videos, interactives and worksheets that are searchable in Follett Destiny, the company's school library management service.

AV Company Creates New 'Drop-in' Classroom Systems

An AV technology company has announced digital switching hardware intended to reduce the cost of equipping a classroom with remote management, asset tracking, support and maintenance.

Google Program Offers Funding for AI, Machine Learning Projects

Google has set aside a $25 million pool to fund research work by schools and other organizations using machine learning for "social good."

New Remote Recorder Integrates with Panopto Video Software

The appliance was purpose-built to work with Panopto software for live streaming and video recording.

Developing Citizen Science Projects to Help People Learn

A draft report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines citizen science, the concept that non-scientists can perform research that pushes scientific knowledge ahead. In the process, participants can learn scientific practices and content, but "only if the projects are designed to support learning."

Database Provides Accurate Accounting of School Shootings

The project is conducted as part of the Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The goal is to serve as a single source for "objective and accessible data from which school administrators, law enforcement and public officials can draw to inform their decisions," according to a report on the project.

Free Online Math Competition Awarding $100k for Juniors, Seniors Opens for Registration

By participating, students get a feel for what it's like to work on a team tackling a real-world problem under time and resource constraints — similar to the experiences of professional mathematicians working in industry. The goal is to make math "relatable" and show its importance and value in addressing complex issues.

Free Online Music Program Adds New Instruments and Voice Composition

An update to a free online music production program includes new virtual instruments and allows users to compose with their voices. Amped Studio 2.0 lets the user record and play both audio and MIDI content simultaneously on the same track, while also adding as many other instruments and effects as he or she wants.

Research: Apple, Samsung Reign in Shrinking Tablet Market

While Apple still dominates the tablet market, sales of all such devices have fallen worldwide, according to market data from International Data Corp.

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