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Kahoot! Expands Classroom Reach

Kahoot! announced it is integrating its game-based learning platform with Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace for Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 now has 100 million monthly active commercial users. Kahoot! brings fun and engagement to teacher classroom experiences through Teams, a digital hub for the connected and collaborative classrooms of the future, through gamification. Read More »

Microsoft Unveils New Education Offerings

Microsoft Corp. announced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience — Windows 10 S — along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams for a modern collaborative classroom, new features in Minecraft and mixed reality that spark creativity, a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K?12 classrooms, and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students — Surface Laptop. Read More »

Roland DGA Introduces New Project Based Learning Tutorials

Roland DGA has introduced new Project Based Learning (PBL) tutorials specifically designed for use with the company's advanced digital devices in schools, colleges and other learning environments. These ready-to-teach solutions offer educators a fun and effective way to keep students of all ages engaged in digital fabrication projects throughout the school year. Read More »

Tynker Launches Courses To Support the Everyone Can Code Program

Tynker announced two new courses—Space Cadet and Dragon Spells—to support the Everyone Can Code program from Apple. These free courses, available through the Tynker iPad app, allow students to solve coding puzzles and create do-it-yourself projects using Tynker’s visual code blocks and the Swift programming language. Read More »

Classworks Obtains Latest IMS Global Certification for OneRoster

Classworks® by Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a leader in digital instruction, achieved IMS Global® Conformance Certification for the OneRosterTM v1.1 standard. Classworks, already certified by IMS Global for the LTI v1.1 specification, is proud to be one of the first providers to complete conformance certification for this newly released version of the popular OneRoster specification. Read More »

Jostens SchoolWay App Adds Communication Enhancements

Jostens recently announced the introduction of video functionality to its free SchoolWay mobile app in an effort to help principals better connect with Millennial parents. SchoolWay has a long history of providing the latest technology to help connect schools with families, and video is just the latest example of Jostens' commitment. Read More » and Abrams Learning Trends Launch PLC on K-5 Literacy and Abrams Learning Trends are working together to launch a professional learning community, Be a Literacy Hero in the K-5 Classroom, to support K-5 teachers with practical tips, expert guidance, and instructional best practices designed to help teachers have an immediate impact with their students in the classroom. Read More »

itslearning Releases Robust Cloud Integrations to Google and Microsoft Office Apps

itslearning is introducing market-leading integrations to the world's most popular cloud apps. Users will be able to work in Excel, Word and PowerPoint directly from within itslearning, without the need for a Microsoft email account or for any user information to be shared with Microsoft. The new cloud integration is available now. Read More »

Newport-Mesa USD Recognized for Innovative Teacher Training Using Turnitin

Newport-Mesa is using new writing instruction technology from Turnitin to “norm” grading and essay feedback teachers give to their students and was picked as a finalist in the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Awards for creative applications of education technology. Read More »

New App Helps Young Children Learn Mandarin

With today's launch of the "Miao Mi" app, parents can easily immerse their young children in Mandarin language-learning just by using their tablets. Created by "Miao Mi," a well-established Mandarin edutainment cable television channel in Asia, the app features award-winning shows and games that reinforce the language-learning. Read More »