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Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Sonic Foundry Debuts Mini Model for Compact Affordable Video Capture

Sonic Foundry today introduced the Mediasite RL Mini, a scaled-down device for recording video and lecture materials in low-tech classrooms.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

Texas District to Deploy Complete ERP Solution

Magnolia Independent School District has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that centralizes finance, human resources and student information.

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

ThirdEye Debuts 3-Screen AR System for Education

When wearers look straight ahead, the view is clear; they see what's in front of them. With a turn to the left, wearers view a video screen allowing them to communicate with and view a remote person. With a turn to the right, users see "data" screens, displaying instruction.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

Free edWebinars Support Educators Building Students’ Digital Literacy Skills

Educators who are looking to build up students’ digital literacy skills can now learn how through a new, free series of webinars from Learning.com and edWeb.net.

Report: Teachers Spend Up to $5,000 Out of Pocket on Classroom Supplies

Classroom teachers spent an average of $468 out of pocket on classroom supplies and equipment in the last year — amounting to nearly 1 percent of an average teacher's salary in the United States.

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