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To meet districts’ growing need to understand students’ 21st century skills proficiency, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) is partnering with to offer all Texas schools a technology literacy assessment at no cost to districts. Now in its fourth year, the partnership helped 224 districts deliver nearly 137,000 assessments to eighth grade students during the 2012-13 school year. Read More »

New MOOC-Ed Courses

NC State University unveils two new Massive Open Online Courses in Education (MOOC-Ed) beginning in March through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Marking the Alliance for Excellent Education's Digital Learning Day, registration is officially open on courses covering the integration of digital learning in schools and interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Read More »

Verizon Foundation Expands Investment in Education

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Microsoft, Partners Answer President Obama’s ConnectED Challenge

Through this program, access to unique offerings that before were only available to financial need-based institutions will now be available for all U.S. public schools. This includes hardware, collaboration software and teacher training resources. The offer includes access to the latest Windows 8.1 devices and also includes essential software and services necessary to create immersive, personalized learning environments for today’s classrooms. Read More »

AT&T To Provide $100 Million of Free Mobile Access to Educational Resources

AT&T announced plans to commit $100 million of free mobile broadband access to educational websites, applications and services, and professional development to help middle-school students and their teachers. AT&T's mobile broadband service will enable students to utilize tablets and other mobile devices for educational purposes that support student learning in new and more effective ways. Read More »

DC Public Schools To Provide Ed Tech Training

Atomic Learning, Inc. has collaborated with DC Public Schools to offer tech integration, assistive technology, and common core training resources to the entire district. Through this access, the district is able to provide the practical application of technology in education by empowering educators with the training and resources needed ... Read More »

Net Texts Partners with Wolfram To Offer Online Math Practice

Developing math practice problems for middle and high school students can be a time-consuming task. To help teachers simplify the process and save time, Net Texts has partnered with Wolfram, creators of Wolfram|Alpha®, to provide access to thousands of online practice problems through the Wolfram Problem Generator™ website. Read More »

Sprint To Support White House ConnectED Initiative

Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, Sprint (NYSE:S) will begin a four-year commitment to provide wireless broadband connectivity for 50,000 low-income K-12 students across the U.S. With access to high-speed broadband, students can obtain more rigorous and engaging classes, new learning resources, rich visualizations of complex concepts and instruction in any foreign language. Read More »

Vernier Software & Technology Partners with KidWind

As part of its commitment to science and STEM education, as well as renewable energy, Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education. Vernier will integrate its award-winning sensors and data-collection devices into KidWind's wind turbine and solar energy kits, which will now be sold by Vernier. Read More »

Vernier Introduces New Sensors for Hands-On Data Collection

Vernier Software & Technology introduces new sensors for high school and college-level instruction. The Motion Encoder System, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Emissions Spectrometer, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Sensor, and Potassium Ion-Selective Electrode allow for engaging investigations across multiple science disciplines. Read More »