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The Virtual High School Expands Summer School Program

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit empowering schools with the industry's best online and blended learning programs, is offering three new summer courses. Registration for the new courses, one featuring hands-on chemistry experiments, one exploring classical methods of secret code writing and the third centered around designing a home solar power system, is currently open. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Announces New Product To Maximize ROI of School Chromebooks

Today, ed-tech provider Lightspeed Systems announced Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome, a comprehensive solution designed exclusively for Chrome OS devices in K-12 education. The all-in-one, cloud-based solution maximizes return on investment of school Chromebooks with simple tools for filtering, protecting, geolocating and reporting on the devices. Read More »

Talking Fingers Inc. Joins with Clever Inc.

Talking Fingers Inc. joins with Clever Inc. to make it easy and fun to learn to read, by merging its evidence-based early literacy software with Clever’s single sign-on solution for schools. Clever will enable Talking Fingers software to be more easily and quickly accessible to schools and districts with licenses for 100 or more students. Clever’s single sign-on solution syncs with a school or district’s student information system to provide a seamless experience... Read More »

eBook and Audiobook Shared Collections

Earlier this year, OverDrive Education launched shared eBook and audiobook collections for K-12, a collaborative reading platform that enables two and as many as hundreds of schools or districts to access digital content via a single, easy-to-access website. Schools and districts tested this shared collection model a few years ago and continue to thrive year-after-year, seeing an increase in reading and student engagement. Read More »

Flocabulary Goes Mobile with Hip-Hop App

Flocabulary, the interactive learning platform that uses educational hip-hop to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum, today announced the launch of its first ever mobile app. Designed for K-12 students and their parents, the first-of-its-kind app features more than 800 educational hip-hop videos on subjects ranging from history and math to social studies, language arts and life skills. Read More »

VariQuest Combines STEM Curriculum and 3D Printing

Varitronics is pleased to introduce its CREATE Packages. The standards-aligned, STEM-based curriculum directly integrates with VariQuest 3D printers to bring ideas to life through hands-on learning. Designed in partnership with STEM Fuse, a premier developer of K-12 digital curriculum, the engaging STEM:IT content is designed to fit any LMS When used in tandem with the VariQuest Trifecta™ 800 3D printer, the STEM:IT curriculum provides kinesthetic enrichment to lessons in any subject.. Read More »

21 Schools Selected for New FUSE Studios

As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA has partnered with FUSE at Northwestern University to equip 21 schools in nine states each with an interactive FUSE Studio. Each studio allows dozens or even hundreds of students to dive into challenging, self-directed projects ranging from using SketchUp to design their dream home to using a 3D printer to make jewelry to building their own solar-powered mini-car. Read More »

Shmoop Releases Learning Guides to Computer Science and Programming

Shmoop recently released over a dozen guides to various computer science topics. Those who are just starting out can dig into guides about How Computers Work, How the Internet Works, and How Programming Works. More advanced Shmoopers can try out How Boolean Logic Works... Each guide includes a description of the key concepts, a rundown of the key math and science it relies on, and a detailed guide to—yep—how it works. Read More »

Collaborative Learning App from Capstone

Capstone, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, announces the launch of pivotEd, an interactive learning app designed to help teacher librarians develop 21st Century skills in their learners. pivotEd fosters critical thinking and deeper connections with lesson objectives through writing, sharing, reviewing, and discussing. Read More »

Dremel Joins Forces with ‘3D Veterans’ To Support STEM

Dremel, the manufacturer of digital fabrication tools for life and learning, is partnering with 3D Veterans, a training and veteran support organization, to provide veterans with sustainable and meaningful careers at Dremel in additive manufacturing. Through this 3D VetSquad? initiative, U.S. veterans are currently helping school districts implement the Idea Builder 3D printer alongside educators and students in California, Texas, Florida and New York. Read More »