ISTE 2016

THE Journal's coverage of the 2016 conference of the International Society for Technology in Education, taking place in Denver.


$10,000 Prize Available for Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent engagement app Bloomz is offering $10,000 to one school's parent-teacher association as part of the company's Spring Cleaning giveaway.

Classcraft Launches Storytelling Series for Student Engagement

At ISTE 2019 this week in Philadelphia, ed tech company Classcraft is launching a new "Story Mode" series, which uses storytelling to help teachers engage and motivate students.

Ruckus Intros New Multigigabit Access Products

Ruckus Networks (acquired by CommScope earlier this year) has announced two new multigigabit access products.

New CatchOn Platform Adds Class-Level Data

CatchOn has enhanced its data analytics platform with a new add-on module for class-level data, among other updates.

ISTE Reveals New Resources and Events for Ed Tech Leaders

Finding the right ed tech tool for your needs among the thousands of apps and software programs available can be challenging. During its annual conference, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled a new platform that can help with this task.

What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Fostering Creativity

Technology is changing how students' brains are wired, setting expectations for faster, more interactive learning. And the most important thing that schools should be teaching students is "cognitive flexibility," or the ability to be creative and put ideas together in new and innovative ways.

Microsoft Launches Mixed Reality Grant Program

Microsoft today formally launched a new grant program aimed at bringing mixed reality to schools and libraries. Applications are due in two weeks.

LEGO Adds 110 Master Educators to New Ed Community

LEGO Education has launched a new education community — LEGO Education Master Educators — and has named 110 members to its initial cohort, Applications will soon be accepted from educators around the world.

ISTE Says Watch Out for Coding, Immersive Tech This School Year

The international association of teachers, administrators, ed tech specialists and other education stakeholders offers its top five predications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

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