Browse by Topic: Learning Apps and Tools

The learning tools and applications changing learning and instruction in K-12.

K-12 and Higher Ed: The Differences and Similarities

Is education one market or two? Karen Billings shares the findings of SIIA surveys.

Utah Community College Leads the Way with ePortfolios

A Q&A with Salt Lake Community College's ePortfolio leaders details that institution's ePortfolio initiative and its leadership in the state.

New Mellon Grant Preserves Digital Journals at Cornell and Columbia

Two university libraries will be working together to preserve the content from their collections of digital journals.

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

As new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.

Kansas District Expands Blended Learning Districtwide

Lawrence Public Schools in Kansas is bringing blended learning to all 20 of its schools following a pilot last spring.

New York High School Ditches Traditional Texts, Deploys Digital Library

Archbishop Stepinac High School, a private all-boys school in White Plains, NY, has gone to an all-digital textbook library this school year, after two years and more than $1 million in infrastructure preparations.

Alabama District Adds Digital Resources To Support 1:1 Program

Alabama's Baldwin County Public Schools has adopted a digital content in an effort to support project-based learning, differentiated learning, and more.

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

Assessment Tools for MOOCs

As MOOCs are made available for credit, credible--scalable--assessment options are essential. CT looks at the options.

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Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time?

Today's sophisticated digital games are engaging students and conveying hard-to-teach concepts like failure and perspective. So why aren't more classrooms playing along?

Get Ready: MOOCs Are Coming to K-12

Open online courses offer the promise of education for everyone, but in K-12, their best application is helping high-achieving students get ahead.

Pearson Knewton Partner To Expand Update MyLab and Mastering

Pearson has partnered with Knewton to add biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, finance, and accounting to its MyLab and Mastering line of adaptive learning tools.

Free Resources: Saylor Foundation Opens Thousands of Learning Tools to Schools

The Saylor Foundation has opened its Media Library to the public, providing thousands of open educational resources, videos, articles, and full-length textbooks.

Chicago Schools Push Summer Reading with Digital Libraries

A competition put on by Chicago Public Schools has encouraged students to read — even during the summer months — and pushed school librarians and teachers to take professional development on a number of digital technologies.

Celebrated 1to1 District Adds Discovery Ed Social Studies to Digital Textbooks

The same district that won the 2012 Sylvia Charp Award for its extensive 1-to-1 laptop program and where President Barack Obama announced his administration's ConnectED initiative to build out high-speed data networks to schools and libraries has recently expanded its relationship with a company that has been supplying digital content to its students for five years.

Open Educational Resources: iNACOL Outlines Policy Recommendations

"Today’s textbooks are obsolete and the acquisition process is broken," according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), but as schools work toward implementing Common Core State Standards, open educational resources (OER) can help them provide students with customized content much faster and more cost effectively than the traditional textbook acquisition model. Launches Project-Based Online Curriculum has released Inquiry, a new project-based online learning curriculum designed to support Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for kindergarten through grade 8.

Federal Site for Free Education Resources Grows and Gets Mobile Facelift

A site for accessing freely available education materials from public agencies has just been revamped for the third time in its lengthy history to include a cleaner interface and many more listings. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) helps educators, students, and others find digital teaching and learning resources maintained by the federal government.

New OER Exchange Opens with 680,000 Free Learning Objects

Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.

Education Technology Market to Soar to $59 Billion by 2018

The global education technology market is poised for skyrocketing growth, according to a new report. Key opportunities exist for companies developing solutions aimed at the educational cloud, special needs students, learning management systems, and improving literacy skills.

OER Part 2: Competing with Free

Following on from last month's column on open education resources, Karen Billings of SIIA discusses the business and sales implications.

Video Capture Platform Gets Enhanced Integration with Canvas LMS

Video capture and management provider Panopto has enhanced its integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system with the intent of enhancing ease-of-use for students, teachers, and IT administrators who use video capture and streaming.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Knewton Partner To Offer Blended K-12 Math Program

Adaptive learning platform developer Knewton has entered into a partnership with educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to augment their digital K-12 products with an adaptive infrastructure platform that customizes the student learning experience through real-time analytics and recommendations.

netTrekker, icurio Add Common Core-Aligned Math, Science, English Materials

Knovation is adding new Common Core-aligned math, science, and vocabulary resources to netTrekker, its educational search tool, and icurio, its personalized digital content platform.

Partnership Aims at Comprehensive Learning and Assessment Management System

LearningStation and itslearning have partnered to integrate their assessment and learning management systems solutions with hopes of offering an all-inclusive system for school districts.

ConnectEdu integrates with Canvas LMS

ConnectEdu will integrate CoursEval, its online course evaluation software with, Canvas, Instructure's open, cloud-based learning management system.

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