June 30, 2017: Volume 24, Number 14

Google Draws Interest at ISTE

Google (Mountain View, CA) was the dominant presence at the conference of the International Society for Technology in Education in June in San Antonio (TX) with a booth that offered a ...

Google Encourages Digital Safety

Google (Mountain View, CA) in June launched Be Internet Awesome, an initiative to encourage digital safety and citizenship with resources for schools, children and parents.Be Internet ...

Educators Consider How to Make a Makerspace

Searching for the word makerspace in the program for the ISTE conference generated 71 results for presentation and workshops with titles like Making Makerspaces Work and A Makerspace ...

Success Academy Shares Curriculum

The New York charter school group Success Academy in June launched the Success Academy Education Institute, an initiative to share its model across the country. Available through a ...

Curriki Adds Two Integrations

Curriki (Cupertino, CA) , the global community for creating and sharing open educational resources, in June integrated with Google (Mountain View, CA) Classroom and became Learning ...

Plan for Blended Learning

Planning and collaboration are key if blended learning initiatives are going to be successful. That is one of the takeaways from the Blended Learning: A Chief Academic Officer’s ...

D2L Targets K-12 with Brightspace

Learning management provider D2L (Waterloo, Ontario) in June launched Brightspace for K-12, providing a major upgrade to its blended learning platform. With this release, D2L offers a ...

Bulb Adds Features to School Platform

Digital portfolio provider bulb (Lafayette, CO) in June added features to its School platform to address issues of credentials management, rostering, and security.School from bulb is a ...

More Options for 3D Printing

 As schools weigh creating makerspaces or implementing project-based learning, interest grows in 3D printing. More 3D printing manufacturers are developing options for the ...

News Briefs, June 30, 2017

Smoothwall (Charlotte, NC), a provider of internet security and content filtering solutions, in June introduced a cloud-based remote filtering tool for the Chrome browser to protect ...

People, June 30, 2017

BrainPOP (New York) chief operating officer Din Heiman in June announced plans to leave the company, which he joined in 2007. Over that time, BrainPOP has been part of the digital ...

Financial Briefs, June 30, 2017

Hero K12 (Miami Lakes, FL), which provides cloud-based student behavior management software, in June received an equity investment from BV Investment Partners, providing the company ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, June 30, 2017

ClassLink (Clifton, NJ) in June added Performance Matters (Sandy, UT), developer of student performance and formative assessment systems, to the list of companies using ClassLink’s ...

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