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VA Teachers Hone Suicide Prevention Skills by Talking to Virtual Students

Teachers in Fairfax County have a new tool for learning how to save lives. This year more than 9,400 teachers and staff went through a unique series of online simulation programs in suicide prevention and mental health. They explored the do's and don'ts of what to say in conversations with virtual students in order to have the confidence and skills to support students in real life situations. Read More »

Report from Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning Summit Released

Last year, over 100 education leaders attended the Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning (TEPL) Summit...Their suggestions are now available in a final report titled Technology-EnabledPersonalized Learning: Findings and Recommendations to Accelerate Implementation. Read More »

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Educate

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company announced the launch of AWS Educate, a program that helps educators and students use real-world cloud technology in the classroom to graduate students ready to enter the cloud workforce. AWS Educate is designed to make it easy for educators to quickly and easily find cloud-related course content, incorporate cloud technology into their teaching curriculum,... Read More »

Pitsco's New 3-D Printing Curriculum

Pitsco Education is doing its part by developing 3-D printing curriculum. In 2013, Pitsco released 3-D Printing: Vehicle Engineering to introduce students to the power of 3-D printing without requiring a lot of CADD knowledge. Now, the company has developed another three-week curriculum unit focused on this booming technology: 3-D Printing: Design Solutions. Read More »

Kershaw County Selects InfoSnap for Online Student Registration

Kershaw County School District in South Carolina will implement an online student registration solution with Spanish translation and payment collection. The 10,500 student district partnered with InfoSnap to design and develop a comprehensive solution to improve business processes for administrative staff and increase family satisfaction. Read More »

Teachscape Partners with Swivl

Teachscape has partnered with Swivl to further support educators in meaningful video-based professional development. Through the partnership, educators can use the Swivl Robot, in conjunction with their mobile devices, to capture classroom videos of their own instructional practices and then upload them to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform Read More »

Alabama Grid for Learning Available for Free

EduTone, the company that provides schools with seamless access to web-based resources via its single sign-on platform, the Global Grid for Learning (GGFL), announced yesterday that the Alabama Grid for Learning, the first of its customized and freely available regional Grids, was live and available to students, educators and schools across the state of Alabama. Read More »

Method Schools Leverage Fuel Ed Solutions To Accelerate Achievement

Offering an innovative blended model of learning-combining online curriculum, project-based learning, face-to-face instruction, and flexible scheduling-Method Schools, a public charter school system in Southern California, began operations this school year. Just a few months after opening, some students were realizing gains of up to two and three grade levels, Read More »

Laser Classroom's Free Light Class for Teachers

Laser Classroom, an innovator in light-based education, is launching a free self-paced 5-week online course designed for educators who want to teach children ages 6-14 about the science of light. The course will train in age-specific curriculum, including a flexible array of hands-on experiment options utilizing Laser Classroom's Light Blox Kit. Read More »

ParentSquare Adds One-to-One Messaging

ParentSquar eannounces the launch of a new one-to-one messaging feature designed to establish private two-way messaging between schools and parents. The new one-to-one messaging feature creates a written trail of communication among all parties and includes private messages that can be accessed from email, text messages and mobile apps while offering an all-in-one tool for parent communication. Read More »