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  • How Aptitude Assessments Provide Data-Driven Direction to Educators and Help Students See Brighter Futures

    Aptitude assessments are helpful both at the upper levels of curriculum decision-making and at the granular level with students. Educators and guidance counselors can see the gaps in so-called “career exposure” — for example where students have innate talents or aptitudes but no career interest indicates they may need more information about career possibilities — and the assessments help schools better tailor courses and programs in high school to the career paths that students show talents in and wish to explore as a possible future job.

  • Widely Used in Asia, ClassIn Brings Its Combo CMS, LMS Platform to the States

    ClassIn, whose virtual and hybrid learning platform is used by over 60,000 K–12 and higher education institutions in 160 countries, is entering the U.S. education market this fall, hoping to attract educators’ attention with its integrated content management and learning management systems.

  • Edmodo Users: One Week Left to Save Your Data Before It’s Deleted on Sept. 23

    Edmodo will permanently shutter on Sept. 22, and educators who have used the platform will no longer have access to their accounts, their instructional content, nor their student data, the company said — here's how to export all the teacher and student files and data before the platform shuts down and deletes all accounts and associated files and data.

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  • ASUS Introduces 21-Hour-Battery Detachable Laptop for Education Users

    Computer maker ASUS has announced the launch of its ExpertBook B3 detachable (B3000) laptop, designed for student education. Its 21-hour-long battery life is one of its major attractions, the company said in a recent release. It features top-up 15-second charging to provide 45 minutes of use.

  • Inspirit and Meta Team Up to Provide VR Learning to Title I Schools

    The online 3D and VR STEM learning platform Inspirit recently announced its partnership with Meta (aka Facebook) Immersive Learning to provide VR Lab Starter Kits to over 100 Title I schools, starting as early as November. Applications for the program opened Sept. 1.

  • WeVideo Acquires Video-Enrichment Software Company PlayPosit

    Multimedia creation platform WeVideo has acquired PlayPosit, whose software allows users to layer learning experiences into video content, and users will soon be able to add interactive content to their videos as well as measure real-time results.

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