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Virtual ed leaders launch Global Personalized Academics

Newly-launched Global Personalized Academics will provide virtual and classroom learning to help students across the globe transform the way they learn. The company is in the process of completing the…

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Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform

Blackboard Inc. today launched the ‘New Learning Experience’--an educational approach that focuses on the learner and promotes better engagement, interaction and quality learning by bringing together and simplifying the learner’s…

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Computer pros volunteer to teach girls programming

When organizers of a summer camp that includes a number of disadvantaged high-school girls asked about career plans, none of the girls talked about computer programming--work that pays well and…

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Like Minecraft? Try these 7 engaging world builders, too

With the popular explosion of Minecraft among middle schoolers and beyond, it’s worth noting that it isn’t the only open world virtual environment with educational value. Take a look at…

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Study suggests a lack of assessments for coding teachers

A small study recently conducted by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) found a dearth of valid and reliable assessments for measuring student learning in computer science education.…

This game could improve behavior—and achievement

Can playing a game help students—especially those with disabilities or special needs—improve their behavior, learn empathy, and increase academic performance? The founder of gaming monolith Electronic Arts thinks so, and…

Ohio drops PARCC, calling it a ‘damaged’ brand

The longer, tougher PARCC school tests, criticized by many as too time-consuming and full of technological glitches, are gone from Ohio after one year -- before students and schools even…

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Alma SIS integrates with Google Classroom

Alma Technologies, Inc., and Google Classroom announced the integration between the free classroom toolset for teachers and a Student Information System (SIS). The integration enables Alma customers to set up a…

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zSpace unveils all-in-one virtual reality solution

At ISTE 2015, zSpace Inc. (zspace.com) introduced its all-in-one desktop virtual reality solution for education. zSpace for Education is a streamlined hardware and software solution that allows students to manipulate virtual,…

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Vernier Go Wireless Link helps teachers collect scientific data

Vernier Software & Technology has launched the Go Wireless Link to provide a cost-effective way to wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in…