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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Schools Expand Online Course Offerings

Three schools across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are adding more than 200 new online courses to their catalogs.

TV Kickstarter Campaign Promotes Female Game Developer

A Kickstarter campaign is two weeks and $17,000 away from its goal to create a short pilot and app featuring a female developer and address the dearth of role models in the field.

Competency-Based Education in Action: School Districts Share Advice

Digital Promise, a national nonprofit organization authorized by Congress, and Education Elements, an education company, yesterday released several free resources that are designed to help districts through competency-based education implementation.

Designing Your Online Course: Learning From an Expert

Christine Voelker teaches other teachers how to build their own online courses. She’s the K–12 program director for Quality Matters, a nonprofit educational organization based in Annapolis, MD. She'll be presenting an all-day workshop at ISTE Sunday, June 25.

Detroit Makerspace Grows After School STEM Program with $250,000 Google Grant

More students in Detroit Public Schools will be participating in after-school programs in science and engineering, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Google to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a makerspace project of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

Google Expeditions Adds Augmented Reality for Classrooms

At Google I/O 2017 this week, Google revealed plans to bring augmented reality to its immersive education platform Google Expeditions. Expeditions AR will enable students to see 3D models of objects like volcanoes, DNA molecules and more up close in a virtual environment.

Microsoft Boosts OneNote Accessibility, Offers Free Accessibility Training Course for Educators

Microsoft has unveiled new accessibility features for OneNote, the company's collaborative note-taking app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

Google I/O 2017: Standalone Google VR Headsets from HTC, Lenovo Coming Soon

At the annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google unveiled an upcoming “revolutionary” standalone VR headset that will be manufactured by HTC and Lenovo.

Confronting Racism with Technology: One School's Story

Inspired by Princeton University Assistant Professor Ruha Benjamin, two educators at Minnesota's Global Academy developed a session that utilizes technology to combat and confront racism.

Blackboard Unveils Accessibility Tool

Blackboard is releasing an accessibility tool that it plans to make available for all major learning management systems.

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