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34 Teachers Will Attend Smithsonian STEM Academies This Summer

The Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, designed to help teachers develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math education, will bring 34 teachers from five states to Washington, D.C., this summer to participate in professional development academies at the Smithsonian.

NASBE Report Provides Recommendations for States Adopting Computer Science Standards

The latest policy update from NASBE outlines what states need to consider as they adopt standards for computer science instruction, highlighting several promising efforts.

Greene County School Teachers Practice CBL for Their PD

A Tennessee school district will be issuing digital badges to its teachers to recognize their professional learning achievements.

Students to Compete in International Underwater Robotics Competition

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's 15th annual international student underwater robotics competition will kick off June 23 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston.

Texas Department of Information Resources Awards LMS Contract to itslearning

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has added itslearning to its statewide approved list of learning management systems. Texas school districts can now purchase the cloud-based teaching and learning platform with the knowledge that it has been successfully reviewed and determined to meet or exceed all requirements.

EBSCO Integratess New Analytics Widget in Search Results

EBSCO has added the Plum Print widget to its EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOHost databases in an effort to offer users new research insights by viewing modern metrics.

Follett Partners With 2 Tech Providers to Enhance Products

The educational technology supplier Follett has partnered with two companies to enhance two of its flagship products.

PASCO Scientific Unveils New Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

PASCO Scientific will unveil four new additions to its line of wireless sensors for STEM education at next week's ISTE conference.

Unplag Updates Interface, Adds Commenting for Canvas LMS Users

Unplag has updated its cloud-based plagiarism detector with a new user interface and the ability for instructors using Canvas to leave comments on student assignments.

Research: Wearable Shipments to Top 100 Million this year

Global shipments of wearable devices will grow 29 percent over 2015 to hit 101.9 million units this year according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corp.

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