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CommonCore.com offers help in teaching to the standards

Triumph Learning, a publisher of instructional materials and literacy programs aligned with state standards, has introduced a new website—CommonCore.com—that offers free resources to support teachers as they implement the Common…

Common Core test items ready for online practice

Teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have new resources to help them prepare their students for online Common Core testing: The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for…

New site explores the science of the Winter Olympics

NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has partnered with the National Science Foundation to create a new video series exploring the “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic…

TED-Ed helps students become expert presenters

TED-Ed, the educational arm of TED Conferences, has launched a new classroom-based program to promote media and presentation literacy among students. The program, TED-Ed Clubs, has been piloted in 100…

Microsoft joins with teachers to rewrite history class

Microsoft Research is working to change history education with ChronoZoom, a free, online educational tool that helps users visualize historical events over expansive periods of time. The recipient of a 2013…

SETDA helps align digital content, learning standards

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has released technical documentation to help state and district education leaders, publishers, and software developers make sure their digital resources are aligned with…

ED launches new financial aid toolkit

The U.S. Education Department (ED) has opened a new website aimed at guidance counselors and other advisers who help students choose and pay for college.

The Financial Aid Toolkit,…

How to start an online learning program

Starting an online learning program is a daunting task. To help K-12 school and district leaders, the International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has created this website as a…

Google connects teachers with virtual field trips

Google connects teachers with virtual field trips

Microsoft has connected teachers with virtual field trips for quite some time through its free “Skype in the classroom” service. Now, the company’s chief rival in the productivity software market…

Curriculum series ties math to exciting careers

Scholastic has launched a new web-based curriculum series for middle school students that aims to make math more engaging and relevant.

Called Math@Work, this free online video series ties…