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NEA Foundation Funds Girls Thinking Global's Data Visualization Tool

Just in time for International Education Week, and with the support of a grant from The NEA Foundation, Girls Thinking Global (GTG) has launched its GTG Collaborative Visualization Tool, an online community of practice. The GTG Visualization Tool is an interactive global data mapping of hundreds of organizations that support the education, health, well-being, and success of young women and girls globally. Read More »

Epson Interactive Projectors Help Empower Learning at Des Moines Public Schools

To enable teachers and their students to fully embrace digital content and to learn through collaboration, the district installed BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projectors from Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world. In approximately one year, Des Moines Public Schools successfully installed more than 2,100 units across its 65 schools. Read More »

SAS® CodeSnaps Uses Sphero Robots

A small sphere rolls around a classroom, cycling through glowing colors, before crossing a finish line. Kids have been using the new, no-cost CodeSnaps app, from the makers of SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. CodeSnaps teaches coding basics by enticing students to actively work together, hands-on, to control Sphero robots. Read More »

AP® Course Audit Approves Shmoop's Online AP Courses

Shmoop has received approval from the College Board for several of its online Advanced Placement courses. That means each course "meets or exceeds the curricular expectations colleges and universities have for [the] subject," according to the College Board. Read More »

El Paso ISD Receives an $8 Million To Provide 24/7 Access to Technology and Hands-On Learning

Five middle schools in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) have joined the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative. As part of the initiative, the Verizon Foundation funded a grant of $8 million across all five schools – $1.6 million per school – to provide all teachers and students with access to technology tools, service, STEM education programs and training over a two-year period. Read More » Dedicates Resources To Help Students Succeed in Tech-Driven Economy

Building on the overwhelming response to its first-ever Code-a-Thon competition with over 250,000 students registered, will continue its pledge to President Obama's Computer Science for All initiative by inviting elementary and middle schools across the country to Go Bananas for coding via free access to EasyTech and EasyCode Basic during Computer Science Education Week. Read More »

Digital World Language Program Coming to Southwest Missouri Elementary Students

Missouri's Nixa Public Schools is implementing a new world language program for all students grades 2-6 this fall. The school district has brought on renowned language learning provider Rosetta Stone for this initiative after successfully completing a pilot program this past spring and summer that showed positive engagement and progress. Read More »

Union City School District Nourishes Student-Driven Learning through "Making"

the Union City School District in New Jersey is pioneering district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder. UCSD leaders credit much of the district’s success to a mission for technology equity. Read More »

Draft of Refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers Available Online

ISTE announced the team of external ed tech experts on the technical working group that brings its expertise to the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Teachers. This group includes individuals familiar with ISTE and previous standards refreshes as well as established and emerging leaders from schools, districts, nonprofits and higher education. A draft of the refreshed standards will be available online for public input in November 2016. Read More »

OverDrive To Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

OverDrive is empowering young readers with a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of the company's 30th anniversary, OverDrive is donating a collection of eBooks to up to 1,000 elementary schools. Teachers, administrators, librarians and other school officials can apply to receive the donation at their school through the end of the 2016-17 school year. Read More »