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Free Guide on Student Data Privacy Now Available to Teachers

The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy gives teachers tips on ensuring that sensitive student information remains private.

Varsity Tutors Releases Mobile Tutoring App

Varsity Tutors, a St. Louis-based tutoring and test prep company, is launching a mobile app today that offers one-on-one video-chat tutoring and live instruction, screen shot capabilities, a “Workboard” (whiteboard) and the ability to seamlessly switch between streaming video and written messages.

SoftChalk Upgrades Curriculum Authoring Platform with E-Book Creation Tool

SoftChalk has updated its digital curriculum authoring platform, SoftChalk Cloud, with a new e-book creation tool and publishing options, among other improvements.

MindTap Integrates Microsoft Office Tools

Students using Cengage Learning's digital learning platform, MindTap, will now be able to access Microsoft Office while working on their courses in the platform.

New Report Offers State Policy Examples for Personalized Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has issued a new report that provides policymakers with examples to guide their efforts in advancing personalized learning environments.

Moodle Intros Support for Competency-Based Ed

Open source learning platform Moodle today released version 3.1, which introduces new features for competency-based education.

New 3D Printer Offers High-Res Scanner, Laser Engraver and Built-in Wi-Fi

Taiwan-based 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting has launched a new feature-packed printer suitable for education.

Itron Debuts New STEM Curriculum on Energy, Water Conservation

Itron, a company that provides technology and services to improve energy and water use efficiency, has launched an interactive science, technology engineering and math curriculum in an effort to improve energy and water use literacy, encourage conservation and inspire innovation.

Xerox Tech Adds Analytics to Video Capture

Xerox researchers in India have developed technology that's able to analyze the contents of video and index it in a way that enables students to go immediately to the specific part of the recording they need for their learning.

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