NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.
July 2015 Archives
The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students.
First Sharknado, now this: An educational virtual-reality program about sharks is in development, although VR devices have been slow to market.
The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.
The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.
Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.
Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.
The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.
In a new report, the nonprofit organization iNACOL explores the evolution of blended learning and argues that "personalized" learning is critical to the success of blended strategies.
A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.
A New York City startup hopes that programmable friendship bracelets will be a hit with young girls - and stoke their interest in coding and computer science.
When the SpaceX rocket exploded last month, education nonprofit Story Time from Space lost nine experiments meant to teach students scientific concepts.
The ISTE 2015 conference offered several sessions on the role of the technology "coaches" who are charged with helping teachers master digital tools.