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Canvas Adds Assessment Tools, Wants to Help End The Big Test

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In April, Instructure acquired MasteryConnect, a leader in formative assessment. Tom explains why this may mark the beginning of the end of standardized testing.

How User Design Can Impact Engagement and Learning for K-12 Students

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By: Danielle Reid. Daniel shares how user interface (UI) design and, more broadly, user experience (UX) design – can be the deciding factor for the level of impact an education application or platform has on a student, particularly in the K-12 market.

Podcast: Tech Tips, Podcasting and Computer Science with the Tech Squad

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Tom speaks with teacher, David Platt and his students, Kayla and Gabe from Covina High School about their podcast series, Tech Tips With Tech Squad. They discuss the inspiration that led to the development of the series and their mission to provide tech support across the school as well as a platform to discuss technology, events and tips from the lens of a student.

Augmented Reality in Kindergarten?

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By: Katrina Youdale. The benefits of introducing AR to young learners supports collaboration, improved communication and empowers self-directed learning. These skills will support students throughout their holistic learning continuum and prepare them for innovations connected to the future of learning and work.

Assistive Technology: Finding the Right Resources for All Students

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Through the use of assistive technology resources, educators are better able to support students with a variety of abilities, enhancing their overall learning experience and fostering an environment of inclusion.

ISTE Releases A Practical Guide for Educators on Buying Edtech

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ISTE along with Project Unicorn have released Better Edtech Buying for Educators: A Practical Guide to better inform educators purchasing decisions.

To Prepare Millennials for the Workplace Add Data Literacy to Mainstream Curriculum

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By: Jordan Morrow. Companies need a workforce that knows how to input data, generate better insights, and feel empowered to use data.

Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

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Big news this week as Facebook hires blockchain researchers. This acqui-hire confirms their interest in crypto-payments and signals growth in the use of distributed ledger technology. The race is on for blockchain talent. What's this mean for education?

STEM Projects in Active Learning Spaces at Samueli Academy

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“If they know we care, they respond,” said Anthony Saba, Executive Director at Samueli Academy in Santa Ana. He’s learned that “You can’t have good academics without a strong culture.” A culture of trust, respect, and hard work is evident in every classroom at Samueli Academy.

Bending the Arc of Human Potential

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It's time to build the arc of human potential. We live in a time where talent is equally distributed, however, opportunity is not. A recap of the recent GSV Leadership Summit and seven innovative organizations supporting preschoolers to adults by spreading access and supporting employability skills.  

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