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Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services Implements Virtual Reality Technology

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) announced that it is incorporating virtual reality (VR) technology into its curriculum to ignite the interest of special needs students in STEM careers and support their development of 21st-century work skills. Using zSpace, an interactive VR technology, students learn STEM subjects using 3D, virtual-holographic images that they can move and manipulate. Read More »

Students at 400 Districts To Learn with zSpace Virtual Reality

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. K-12 students are heading back to school to learn with immersive virtual reality from zSpace. The Silicon Valley education company announced today that more than 400 K-12 school districts across the United States have adopted the all-in-one screen virtual reality desktop featuring education software to support their STEM curriculum, as well as art and social studies. Read More »

New Mobile App Helps Teachers Discover Digital Content

TES, home to the world’s largest network of educators and a global catalog of classroom resources, has announced a new mobile app: TES Teach with Blendspace. Now available for free in iTunes, TES Teach is a lesson creation and delivery tool that provides an easy way to find and integrate digital resources into daily instruction in the classroom. Read More »

School Leaders Convene for AASA's Digital Consortium

Superintendents who have championed the creation of successful models of digital learning in our nation's public schools are gathering for AASA's Digital Consortium. During the two-and-a-half day event, school system leaders guiding digital transitions will engage in a meaningful dialogue with their peers that will highlight emerging and successful models of combining digital content and professional development to improve student achievement. Read More »

Epson Recommends Google Cast for Education for Screen Sharing

Epson recommends Google Cast for Education as an easy way to share Chromebook screens wirelessly to BrightLink® interactive projectors and PowerLite® projectors. Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that runs through the Chrome browser on any computer connected to a projector. Read More »

REcharge Labs Helps Create Wind Energy Outreach Program

Culminating a year of collaboration, REcharge Labs and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) will showcase their Wind Energy Program at the Detroit Maker Faire. The program helps students in grades 5-8 explore wind energy concepts through hands-on activities. Read More »

Urban Search & Rescue; TETRIX®-based SkillsUSA® Event Grows in Popularity

The national popularity of the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) event continues to rise among middle schoolers, high schoolers, and postsecondary students. This year, 24 teams from across the country convened at the SkillsUSA® 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference for the USAR national finals. Read More »

New REcharge Labs Hands-On Solar Power Kits

Teaching children, especially young children, about solar energy can seem difficult, but it is not when you have hands-on activities to engage them. To help educators and parents demonstrate solar energy concepts, REcharge Labs is expanding its offerings to include two new activity sets. The Solar Cork Boat and the Solar Scavenger Hunt are both available as individual kits and class packs. Read More »

Comcast and HUD in Major Internet Essentials Program Expansion

Public housing and HUD-assisted residents living in Comcast’s service area are eligible to apply for Internet Essentials, the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families. Including homes covered by Comcast’s pilot public housing expansion announced in March, an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes will now have access to low-cost internet service Read More »

Flipped Learning Network Modifies Structure To Create Community-Driven Hub

The Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announces a transition in its organization structure to a community-driven hub dedicated to sharing best practices. As it grows, FLN will utilize the body of knowledge within the organization by offering a facilitated network centered on professional development. As part of its transition, FLN will move from annual events to continual growth opportunities, occurring throughout the year. Read More »