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  • ED-Funded VR Game Simulates Chemistry Lab Experiences

    Schell Games, a full-service game design and development company based in Pittsburgh, recently released a video trailer for its upcoming educational virtual reality (VR) game that seeks to better engage high school students in chemistry concepts.

  • DC Voucher Program Study Shows Mixed Results

    To find out the impact of federal "voucher" programs that enable children from families with low income to attend private schools, one needs to look no further than Washington, D.C., itself. The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program was set up by Congress in 2004 to issue scholarships to students through a lottery process, not unlike what's being proposed by the current administration but on a much smaller scale.

  • Black and Latino Parents: Poor Communities Have Poorer Schools

    Nearly three-quarters of African American parents and families (74 percent) believe that the education black children get isn't as good as the one that white students get. The results came out of this year's "New Education Majority Poll," a survey run by the Leadership Conference Education Fund.

  • Schoology LMS Adds Office 365 Integration

    Schoology added Microsoft Office 365 integration, allowing individuals to use Microsoft Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc. without leaving the learning management system.

Classroom Technology

  • In K–12, the New New Thing is the Old Old Thing: Curriculum

    There is always a new new thing in technology. In contrast, in K-12, at the heart of the classroom is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the old old thing: curriculum. But, where is that curriculum, the fuel for the 1-to-1 classroom, going to come from? From the new new thing, of course – as we argue in this week’s blog post.

  • 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.

  • Prysm Launches Collaboration Solution for Meeting Rooms

    Prysm, a digital workspace platform, Tuesday unveiled a new system that can turn any meeting room into a multi-purpose collaboration space.

  • Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

    Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker Experiences,” on Sunday, June 25; and “Design Thinking and Universal Design for Learning for Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM” on Monday, June 26.

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Watchguard
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M86 Security
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