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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…

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HP launches new technology and immersive computing

During ISTE 2015, HP announced new technology solutions for education that are aimed to enhance student and teacher experiences. New products include two convertible laptops, the HP Spectre Pro x360 G1…

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5 reasons schools aren’t using more innovative classroom models

Nine out of 10 administrators surveyed in a new report said using technology effectively as part of instructional practice is important to educate and prepare students, but a few key…