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Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Teachers for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

New York U Program to Give Teachers STEM Industry Experience

STEM teachers will receive a dose of work outside of the classroom as part of a New York University program intended to help them understand how to inject real-world projects into their lessons.

Nonprofit Launches K–12 Edtech Privacy Evaluation Platform

The new platform from Common Sense tests the privacy of commonly used apps used in classrooms.

XYZPrinting Debuts 3D Printer for Education

XYZPrinting, a manufacturer of 3D printers, has unveiled its first education-focused 3D printer, the da Vinci miniMaker.

New Collaboration Software Allows Teachers Students Access From Any Device

New software designed to allow teachers and students to create and share content on almost any connected device has been introduced to the education market.

Robo 3D Debuts 3D Printing Kit for STEM Ed

Robo 3D has introduced its STEM Education Kit to help teachers integrate 3D printing and modeling into their classrooms. The announcement was made at this week's ISTE 2016 conference and expo taking place in Denver, CO.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Field Trips for Google Expeditions

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has launched the first of its HMH Field Trips for Google Expeditions.

The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers

In a recent survey more than 9 in 10 teachers (93 percent) said they believe the use of VR would "excite" their students, and 8 in 10 (83 percent) say it might improve learning outcomes.

Vernier Produces Free Collection of STEM-Focused Resources for Teachers

The Oregon-based software company released a number of free resources, including support tools like in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more.

Enhanced Discovery Education Science Techbook Supports STEM Instruction

The digital solution includes significant enhancements that support phenomena-driven learning and STEM instruction, as well as professional development opportunities for educators.

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