July 1, 2016: Volume 23, Number 14

At ISTE, Blended Learning Expands to Include Virtual Reality and Maker Spaces

At ISTE 2016 in Denver, the definition of blended learning—the buzzword of ISTE 2015 when it meant adding videos or games to classroom instruction—was broadened to include maker ...

Google Adds Three Tools for Schools

Google (Mountain View, CA) at ISTE in June unveiled three more free tools it is making available to educators: Cast for Education, Quizzes in Google Forms and an Expeditions ...

Amazon Launches Inspire, Digital Ed Resources

Amazon (Seattle) at ISTE in June launched Amazon Inspire, a free way to search for and share digital educational resources. The goal is to provide educators with the largest selection ...

Samsung Adds Literacy Lab to Partnered Solutions

Samsung (Ridgefield Park, NJ), which approaches the education market with a focus on solutions rather than products, at ISTE in June launched Literacy Lab, a joint offering of Samsung ...

IES Supports Research Opportunities With Latest Series of Grants

The Institute of Education Sciences, which is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the Department of Education, in June launched a new tool developed to make it easier and ...

Multiple Providers Compete to Offer a “Classroom”

As schools closed their classroom doors in June, technology giants and educational tool providers were releasing and enhancing the “Classroom” platforms they have created.Dell ...

Professional Learning by Educators Comes Online and In-Person

Educators enroll in online courses that give them flexible alternatives to traditional professional development formats; they also continue to value highly input from their ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, July 1, 2016

Discovery Education (Silver Spring, MD) in June expanded its 14-year partnership with Greenville (SC) schools by enrolling 480 educators from all 87 district schools in the ...

People Briefs, July 1, 2016

Kickboard (New Orleans) is looking for a new CEO after founder Jen Medbery in June announced plans to continue leading product development, but to step back from her role as CEO. ...

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