Tomorrow is the official Digital Learning Day—what are you doing to celebrate? Digital technology helps educators re-imagine learning and teaching in new and different ways, and schools around the world are undergoing a transformation with its use in classrooms.

In the spirit of these great transformations around the globe, here are our top 8 news stories sharing the latest innovations in education.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Edmodo Announces New Features

Exciting news for Edmodo. Fun fact–did you know edmodo can be great for PBL?

2. Tuning Into Education

It’s always refreshing when companies take new approaches to the sometimes-difficult task of integrating tech into the classroom.

3. ESSA Map

See our recommendations for states looking to personalize learning under ESSA.

Dollars & Deals

4. Fintech Meets EdTech

Making the pursuit of financial aid easier is crucial for equity. Check out our list of 50 Organization Boosting College Access & Success.

5. 10 Million to Brightwheel

6. $3 Million for Ozobot

Toys–even those without screens–can be great for teaching kids to code.

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

7. NMC Horizon Report

Check out our predictions from a month ago for five trends to look for in HigherEd in 2017.

Movers, Shakers & Groundbreakers

8. Future Chiefs for Change

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.


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