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June 28, 2016

The Challenges in Making Ed-Tech Work, Through the Eyes of K-12 Officials

Education Week conducted video interviews with K-12 officials gathered at ISTE on the biggest challenges they face in making ed-tech work in schools.

June 24, 2016

Smithsonian Launches Online Learning Lab for Teachers

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has released a free online toolkit allowing educators to easily use its resources and collections in the classroom.

May 11, 2016

Games, Videos Continue to Make Big Gains in Classrooms, Survey Finds

Students find educational videos appealing because they connect academic concepts to the real world, and make it easy to understand challenging material, the report found.

March 07, 2016

Inside Facebook's Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools

Engineers from Facebook and educators from Summit Public Schools are co-developing a new digital learning platform. Can it find a place in a crowded K-12 market?

February 27, 2016

U.S. Ed. Department Signs Up 13 States for #GoOpen Initiative

Thirteen states and 40 districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education's open education resource initiative, which includes a commitment to replace textbooks with free digital learning resources.

February 02, 2016

'Growth Mindset' Touted by Companies, Ed. Groups in National Campaign

Amazon Education and TenMarks, another business division of the online retailer, have helped launch a website and promotional effort to encourage teachers, students, and parents to change student attitudes about math.

January 04, 2016

Tech Supports for Early Literacy Highlighted on Website

The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video to enhance literacy instruction.

December 10, 2015

Investors' Advice to Ed-Tech Startups: Focus on Unmet 'Gaps' in Schools

Investors at an industry ed-tech forum urged fledgling companies to focus on solving problem in schools, and avoid vague promises about "disrupting" K-12 systems.

December 08, 2015

Noodle Markets Aiming to Create Amazon-Like K-12 Procurement Network

A company is attempting to launch a free online marketplace to help ed-tech vendors make their products known in the K-12 market, often a difficult feat.

November 17, 2015

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

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