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Hooda Math to Debut Free Cool Math Games at NCTM

Normally, playing Flappy Birds or 2048 during class might get you in trouble with the teacher. But thanks to Hooda Math, educational versions of both games are now available for free on the popular math games website.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2014

MIND Research Institute Adds Programs to ST Math Series

MIND Research Institute has announced the unveiling several new programs for middle and high school students in its ST Math visual learning series.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2014

Waterford Institute Releases its Reading Program in New Web Model

Waterford Institute has launched its reading curriculum in a new, web-based format designed to help schools reduce their hardware costs and more easily access and use its standards-aligned, research-proven software.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2014

Desmos

For March 15, 2014: Graph functions, plot tables of data, and much more at Desmos with this free graphing calculator designed for grades 6-12.
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Free Resources: Hooda Math's Free Timed Math Tests for Mobile Devices

The website recently released more than 50 free, non-Flash games that are also compatible with every device. Students and teachers can select a test with 25, 50 or 100 problems.
News/Free Resources - Posted 11 Mar 2014

Gale Expands Product Strategy, Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs

These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource development that will help libraries and their users thrive in today's education landscape, according to Gale.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2014

digedu

digedu is a technology tool for teachers to design differentiated and interactive lessons using any digital device.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Dissecting Ebooks and Libraries--An Evolving Market

In theory, ebooks can provide your students with easy access from all of their devices to reading material, writes Carolyn. But for libraries, there are all sorts of issues to be resolved in order to offer ebooks to our students. Developing an ebook collection is more fraught with questions than answers.
Column/Idea Watch - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

Hooda Math Unveils 50 Math Games for Mobile Devices

Hooda's Site offers 500+ web-based and 50+ mobile math games, perfect for 1:1 and BYOD schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2014

Net Texts Introduces Video Collections to Its Open Educational Resources Content Service

Teachers now can easily find and incorporate educational videos into their lessons using the free Net Texts content management website.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2014

Awesome Eats Game

For January 15, 2014: Elementary teachers looking for a fun way to teach students about nutrition and recycling should check out the Whole Kids Foundation's Awesome Eats, a free app for the iPhone or iPad.
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Curriculum Associates Releases Door 24 — New iPad App

Door 24 is the second in a new series of educational games for the iPad that target the most essential skills for achievement in reading and mathematics, and that motivate students to develop these skills through the power of game design.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jan 2014

Anybody Can Learn Code

For December 15, 2013: Solve Angry Bird and Zombie puzzles with drag and drop programming with the help of Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education.
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SAS Curriculum Pathways Now Available to All netTrekker Subscribers

Available at no cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for traditional, virtual and home schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2013

OverDrive Debuts Streaming Video Service to Libraries, Schools

The Streaming Video service is a way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2013

Smithsonian X 3D

For November 15, 2013: Through state of the art scanning methods, the Smithsonian is transforming their collection into 3D objects, and you can check it out at their Smithsonian X 3D website.
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Scholastic Premieres “Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion” Web Series

The series is designed to connect classroom learning to exciting careers that students aspire to. "Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion" takes three students on a tour of designer Diane von Furstenberg's New York City studio to learn about the mathematical thinking and problem solving required in this career.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2013

Shmoop Launches ShmoopTube Educational Video Channel

Shmoop has created a one-of-a-kind video platform for its growing video content. Featuring hundreds of educational videos with a humorous bent on every subject including math, history, literature, and test prep, ShmoopTube helps teachers incite class discussions and students better understand tough concepts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2013

Nepris Service Connects STEM Professionals, Students, and Curriculum

Nepris fires up students by showing them STEM professionals in action through highly interactive web-enabled video chat sessions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2013

Cool Links: About Google's Launch of Connected Classrooms

Google has passed the word EVERYWHERE that it just launched Connected Classrooms, "a program to connect K-12 teachers with the resources to provide virtual field trips and exchanges through Google+."
News/Cool Links - Posted 04 Nov 2013

Make It @ Your Library Launches, Connecting Librarians With Makerspace Projects and DIY Resources

Created in collaboration with Instructables.com and the American Library Association, Make It @ Your Library is tailored to librarians interested in implementing makerspace projects in their libraries. The fully searchable site connects users to projects based on library-specific search criteria.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2013

New York Philharmonic Kidzone

For October 15, 2013: Make your own instrument, meet musicians, play Mozart's Minuet game, and learn about composers at the New York Philharmonic's Kidzone.
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ASCD Offers Professional Development Institutes for the Common Core State Standards

The one- and two-day institutes will be held in nine U.S. cities between November 2013 and February 2014 on five Common Core topics. Each institute targets a specific audience of educators with skills they need to implement the Common Core in their particular role.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2013

Think Like an Egyptian

For October 1, 2013: Presented by the Franklin Institute and sponsored by Mellon, the Think Like an Egyptian site includes many resources for the teaching of science while studying Ancient Egypt.
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World Book Launches New Ebook Platform

Subscribers to World Book eBooks receive 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access to the entire collection, enabling school librarians and public librarians to offer World Book eBooks at all times to all users-no holds or waiting.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2013

ST Math

Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math offers self-paced, language-independent, mastery-based games designed to teach math concepts.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2013 - Sep/Oct 2013 Issue By

StudyBlue

StudyBlue is an online study tool for students offering flash cards, personalized quizzes, study reminders, study stats to measure mastery, and study filters to provide focus.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2013 - Sep/Oct 2013 Issue By

Edmentum Enhances Learning Solution for Common Core Alignment

With a total of 10 item types for testing, Study Island gives educators an industry-leading learning solution that can help students demonstrate a greater depth of understanding in math and English language arts, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Aug 2013

Pearson Continues Free Availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

The Virtual Nerd collection of free online video tutorials supports 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students. The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2013

Tabtor Math Announces iPad-Based Learning Program

Tabtor Math offers an interactive learning experience with a dedicated instructor, instant feedback, engaging gaming aspect and a new way to master math concepts and strategies for problem solving.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2013

Promethean Advances Connected Learning with First Free Multi-Device Education App

With the release of CoolStreet, Promethean demonstrates how a connected learning environment can be created in a mixed digital device classroom. The app allows teachers to take advantage of mobile devices, ActivBoards, ActivTables and laptops to complete a simulation that reinforces basic economic principals through practical application.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2013

Benesse America Offers StraightAce Learning Middle School-Exclusive Learning System

The StraightAce Learning digital learning system focuses on math and English concepts, resulting in an interactive, multi-platform learning tool that is fully aligned with Common Core State Standards and that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2013

Conceptua Math Announces Grade 3-5 Rollout

Conceptua Math delivers online, visual and conceptual math curriculum to both students and teachers. The program is organized into month-long Big Ideas, units that are Common Core aligned and designed to foster deep conceptual understanding.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2013

Knovation Forms, Expands Partnerships with Three Education Content Developers

Knovation has added Learnetic, VocabAhead and We Give Books as new content integration partners to its flagship solutions netTrekker and icurio.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 May 2013

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia Now Offers 30,000 Digital Resources for Educators

The new resources address nationwide curriculum gaps in digital media and bolster the service's offerings in math, science, English/language arts, social studies and the arts.
News/Free Resources - Posted 23 May 2013

Net Texts Provides Access to Free, Curated Open Educational Resources

Schools across the country are signing up for the service, through which they can combine free OER content with their own resources to create and publish lessons directly to students' iPads, Android tablets, or computers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2013

Kno

Kno offers interactive K-12 textbooks with links to content, the web, and interactive modules.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Discovery Education Techbooks

Discovery Education Techbooks are a complete text solution that addresses each state's Core Standards (currently available in 36 states), with a simple-to-use system that helps teachers transition to digital resources while substantially lowering district costs. This primary instructional resource provides dynamic, interactive resources that support the 5E model of instruction (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate) with a variety of digital resources.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Britannica School

Britannica School was developed to replace textbooks with digital alternatives that address each state's core standards and engage student curiosity to enhance learning. An easy-to-use system helps teachers transition to digital resources and use them, while lowering district costs.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Digital Textbooks--Show Me the Future!

In 2010, digital textbooks accounted for just 1% of the U.S. textbook market. In 2012, it was 5.5 percent. And it's climbing. Victor offers a company-by-company look providing you with some idea of what lies ahead.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Shmoop Opens the Doors of Its New 'Math Shack'

Math Shack features more than 200 types of problems that will hone a user's skills in all test areas—Numbers and Operations, Algebra and Functions, Geometry and Measurement, and Statistics and Probability.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Apr 2013

Edmentum Expands Plato Courseware Curriculum With 30 New Courses

With the addition of these 30 new semesters, Edmentum has increased its Plato Courseware secondary library by 17 percent and its individual middle school and high school libraries by 30 percent.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2013

Gale Announces National Geographic Kids

This new resource contains material appropriate for younger audiences, and content that is not duplicated in other available National Geographic Virtual Library products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2013

Scholastic Announces Largest Educational Technology Product Launch in the Company’s History

The suite of reading and math products includes MATH 180, iRead, System 44 Next Generation and READ 180 on the iPad.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2013

PBS LearningMedia and the Henry Ford Announce the 2012 Teacher Innovator Award Winners

The Teacher Innovator Awards recognize 30 PreK-12 educators from across the country who are using digital media in new and unique ways to improve students' learning across key subject areas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2013

Florida Virtual School and Shmoop Offer Students End-of-Course Help

All of Shmoop's guides are aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Civics and U.S. History.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2013

PBS LearningMedia Launches Teacher Core Program to Support Teachers Using Digital Media

The PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core is comprised of K-12 educators and library media specialists from across the country. In partnership with their local PBS member station, they will work to champion digital learning in their communities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2013

ITI Crosslinks: Bringing the Smithsonian to a Library Near You, Thanks to Cengage Learning

Covered here ever so briefly via a press announcement earlier, Cengage's plans following its licensing agreement with the Smithsonian Institution are fully described and explored by Online Searcher magazine's editor-in-chief Marydee Ojala in her NewsBreak posting on the Information Today, Inc. website.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 13 Mar 2013

Discovery Education Expands Suite of Digital Textbooks with Interactive Math Techbook

As the latest addition to the company's Techbook line, which now includes K-12 science and middle school social studies offerings, Math Techbook furthers Discovery Education's commitment to developing a full suite of digital solutions for today's classrooms.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Mar 2013

Compass Learning Odyssey

Compass Learning Odyssey, which is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards, includes complete K-12 math, language arts, social science, and science curriculum, which are research-based and include interactive activities, manipulatives, videos, graphics, and animations along with audio reading passages in digital format.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Mayan Mysteries

Mayan Mysteries is an online puzzle-based game. Players explore the world of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Math Terms

For March 1, 2013: This week we continue to focus on reference apps that teachers and middle to upper grade students will find useful in the classroom. Math Terms is an illustrated glossary of over 1,000 mathematical concepts.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What Our Schools Have in Common--Technology and Teaching to the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core offers a uniform, nationwide measure of where our students are and where they need to be, and Victor's Tools for Learning feature this month provides you with a descriptive list of companies that can help you get started.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Effective Web-Based K–12 Common Core Tools … and They’re Free!

Worried about the Common Core State Standards? If you are a teacher, you don't have to be. Granted, it will take time and effort to adapt your teaching plans to meet these standards. But there are a lot of tools to help you do it, available right now on the web.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Free Resources: The Smithsonian Quests Program

A digital badge program that fosters project-based learning, Smithsonian Quests are intended to inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests online, in school, at home and across the nation. The quests connect and reward learners of different ages and in different regions as they learn through discovery and collaboration.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Feb 2013

Alliant Energy Kids

For January 15, 2013: Learn about the basics of electricity and natural gas, including safety and renewable energy sources at Alliant Energy's Alliant Energy Kids site.
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PLATO Learning Changes Name to Edmentum

Recent acquisitions of learning technology companies such as Archipelago Learning and Educational Options helped prepare PLATO Learning for its transition to Edmentum. The company has expanded beyond the PLATO Learning product brand to include a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning, multi-platform learning technologies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2013

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a collection of more than 3,500 short instructional videos that provide learning activities in the areas of math, science, computer science, finance, economics, humanities, and test prep.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

Globaloria

Globaloria is a social learning network that enables students to develop STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) knowledge and job skills through game design. It includes a set of simple examples, tutorials, and simulations in a customizable, 1-year curriculum.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Flipping Out--A New Model to Reach All Students All Ways

In this Tools for Learning feature, Victor explores some of the technologies, tools, and platforms that will enable you to succeed in implementing the new flipped classroom teaching and learning model.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

IXL Math

For January 1, 2013: IXL Math is a site for all ages that allows students to practice math skills. Problems are organized by grade level, timed, and scored. If a problem is missed, an explanation is provided to help the student understand the concept and continue.
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Britannica Launches Online Information Solution for Classrooms

Entitled Britannica School, it provides rich multimedia resources for lessons and lesson planning, curriculum support, student and teacher research and homework help.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2012

EBSCO Publishing Releases K-8 and High School Ebook Collections

The collections align with Common Core guidelines for Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12 in English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Discovery Education for iPad

Discovery Education's iPad web app provides access to a database of video clips covering all core subjects in grades K-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Pocket Literacy Coach

Pocket Literacy Coach sends daily text messages suggesting creative learning activities to a parent's mobile phone.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Big Bang--Charting the Expanding Universe of Mobile Education

Under the sun, moon, and stars, there's plenty to explore when it comes to "mobile in education," and the success of BYOD as a concept is a compelling reason to start exploring
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Mind Research Institute ST Math

For October 1, 2012: Meeting Common Core standards, ST (Spatial Temporal) Math teaches problem solving through visual manipulatives. Students are engaged in language-independent software that enhances their abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems.
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PBS Kids Updates PBS KIDS PLAY Classroom Edition

PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition is an online learning program that uses interactive games and content to engage students in preschool, kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. The cross-curricular program has been enhanced with new lessons, games and teacher dashboard for easy classroom management.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2012

Shmoop Launches Calculus Guide

Shmoop relates real-life situations to advanced calculus concepts, including derivatives, limits, and differential equations.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Sep 2012

ePals and Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers

Two leading global collaborative networks team up to offer a robust collection of tools and curriculum resources for classrooms and independent learners around the world.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2012

Alleyoop

Alleyoop is an online college readiness network for teens providing math instruction in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Content Collaboration--25 Resources for Accessing (and Sharing) It All

Teachers, librarians, media specialists, and others, including students themselves, need resources for accessing and sharing it all. With search, mobile, and social networking, there's a whole lot more help out of the quicksand.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

ASCD Launches Free Digital Common Core Implementation Tool, Announces Fall Common Core Webinar Series

Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the EduCore tool is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the CCSS. The series of new, free webinars provide educators actionable strategies and tactics for integrating Common Core standards into classroom activities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2012

Online Homework Help, Math Refreshers Now Available to Middle and High School Students Learning With Pearson's Common Core Programs

Virtual Nerd Interactive Videos deliver personalized tutorials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2012

Curriculum Associates Introduces 'Ready Common Core' Program

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready Common Core offers students in grades 3-8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2012

SAS Curriculum Pathways Now Available to All Knovation icurio Subscribers

Available to icurio subscribers at no additional cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for grades 6-12 in traditional, virtual and home schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Aug 2012

Kno Launches K-12 Digital Textbooks

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Kno have partnered to introduce enhanced K-12 content at introductory rental prices from $9.99 or less.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2012

Questia Unveils Its New, Improved Research Website

The new and improved Questia online library and research tool for students features an expanded library (increased by over 33 percent), improved navigation for better, faster research, dictionary and thesaurus tools, and an interactive reader that will make the research experience easier for students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Promethean Unveil the First Complete Set of Common Core Aligned Interactive Whiteboard Lessons for K-12 Educators

These new lessons integrate content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with interactive and touch-screen technology from Promethean to create learning activities that promote problem solving, critical thinking, and class discussion.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2012

Follett Software Partners With Leading Content Providers

The partnerships are reflective of a larger digitally focused initiative to strengthen the connection between the library and the K-12 classroom curriculum.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2012

Compass Learning's Odyssey 2012 Debuts

The new version empowers educators with custom courses and grade management solutions, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2012

LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting with each lesson highlighting a common core standard. Teachers can assign lessons to classes or individuals when remedial or enrichment math work is needed.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2012 - May/Jun 2012 Issue By

Common Core 360

Common Core 360 is a professional development program designed to help classroom teachers align math and language arts curricula to the Common Core Standards.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2012 - May/Jun 2012 Issue By

neoK12

For April 1, 2012: Recently, Cyberbee's search for information about fossil identification led him to neoK12. It offers a large collection of free videos and pictures on nearly every subject for grades K-12.
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New Agreement Adds Britannica to List of Content Providers for EBSCO Discovery Service

The agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Britannica Digital Learning adds metadata to the EDS Base Index and allows full text searching of Britannica's Britannica Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2012

Khan Academy

For March 15, 2012: "A free world-class education for anyone anywhere." That's the mission of Khan Academy featured on 60 Minutes. It is a place where students can go to view over 3,000 tutorials in many subject areas on many levels.
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Apex Learning Announces Digital Curriculum to Meet Learning Expectations of Common Core State Standards

The new online courses are specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2012

Revolution K12 Updates Algebra Readiness Program

The program offers improved audio/visual lessons that cover 22 topics and 113 concepts using tutorials, diagnostic questions and ongoing assessments that monitor student progress and target weaknesses through Revolution K12's Mentor Session technology.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2012

Knovation (Formerly netTrekker) Launches icurio Digital Curriculum Content Solution

The icurio solution is designed to break down barriers to learning and transform the way teachers teach and students learn in a modern-day educational environment, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2012

Shmoop Launches AP Statistics

Why? As noted in the press announcement, statisticians are responsible for tracking professional baseball players' on-base percentages, analyzing the nets and grosses from feature films, and measuring the marketability of video games from region to region.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2012

Pearson Education’s Alleyoop College Readiness Website Launches

Alleyoop is designed to speak directly to teens looking to take control of their futures by better preparing themselves for college and beyond. Alleyoop mashes up tailored guidance, rich educational activities and game dynamics to help them succeed
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Feb 2012

PCI Education Introduces Algebra City

Algebra City focuses on the 28 most common misconceptions about algebra as part of its assessment-driven intervention.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jan 2012

MIND Research Institute Launches ST Math Touch

ST Math K-5 web based software games have been enhanced by changes that exploit the properties of touch-screen mobile devices and feature interactive animations that show students how math works.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

Britannica Launches New Editions of SmartMath

The new editions of the product, SmartMath Practice and SmartMath Practice Plus, both priced lower than the premium edition, provide a greater range of options for schools to choose from with regard to administrative and assessment features.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

Pearson Offers First Look at Its New Suite of Interactive Books for iPad

At FETC in Orlando, Pearson showcased the first wave of high school multimedia texts re-imagined for the iPad: Miller & Levine Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Environmental Science, with Chemistry and Algebra 2 following in a few weeks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

Britannica SmartMath Now Extends to Eighth Grade

The newest release of the product also sports a streamlined teacher's module that makes it easier to issue assignments and track student progress, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2012

Cerebellum Corp. Releases Two New STEM DVD Series

The Daily Planet: Social Studies and Daily Planet: Physical Science series offer 16 new titles for grade 9-12 classroom learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2012

ASCD Announces Seven New PD Online Courses for Educators

The new courses from ASCD support educators implementing Common Core State Standards. Three support implementation of new math standards; four subject-based courses focus on supporting educators in integrating the new literacy standards into science, history/social studies, English language arts, and mathematics lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2012

Shmoop Launches Pre-Algebra Worksheets and Quizzes

The new Pre-Algebra section starts with the most basic fundamentals and focuses on making algebra fun, easy and - for the most part - painless. The section provides a number of worksheets and quizzes designed to steer even the most fervent algebra-hater gently and comfortably through the learning process.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2011

Free Resources: Scholastic’s ‘Teaching with Brian Selznick’ Website

Scholastic has launched a new free website for classrooms, Teaching with Brian Selznick, with a virtual field trip to the American Museum of Natural History, the setting for Selznick's newest bestselling children's book, Wonderstruck.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Dec 2011

Gale Cengage Announces Redesigned User Interface for Gale Virtual Reference Library

After extensive user analysis and market feedback, the interface for Gale's online ebook platform has been overhauled with improved navigation and organization, and a vibrant and engaging display to draw in students, researchers, professionals and general readers, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2011

Revolution K12 Launches New Geometry Program

The program diagnoses students' issues with geometry topics in order to provide educators with detailed reports on student skill acquisition and deficiencies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Nov 2011

PBS LearningMedia to Offer Schools Initial Access to U.S. Department of Education's Learning Registry

The next generation media-on-demand service from PBS is making public media available free to teachers and students nationwide.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2011

Grolier Online

Grolier Online is a re-engineered, redesigned version of this web-based, subscription with new content and digital research tools. It tailors content for each user with an enhanced search engine that enables access to articles, maps, and videos that are adjustable to various reading levels.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Whither the Textbook? Opportunity Knocks, LOUD

The textbook is evolving, to say the least. Stephen is excited by the opportunities this presents for educators. So this month's column explores the opportunity to enhance a learner's experience and success with next-generation textbooks.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What’s New in Online Teaching and Learning? Solution Providers Improving Student Achievement

Online education is a $34 billion industry, and it has been growing by an astronomical rate. Today, says author Victor Rivero, elearning is a paradigm shift. Here are some of the companies he's identified as being on board with this 21st-century transformation.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

National Center on Response to Intervention Endorses Pearson’s Reading and Math Diagnostic Assessments as Approved RTI Solutions

NCRTI gave the diagnostic assessments the highest possible rating for reliability and endorsement on certain convincing evidence to support classification accuracy and validity, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2011

PBS KIDS GO!’s Cyberchase Math Series Website Is Redesigned

The redesigned site will feature hundreds of videos, math games and hands-on activities in support of cross-platform STEM learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2011

Sokikom Launches New Shapescape Game

The game is designed to help kids in grades 1-6 build an understanding of geometry. Shapescape joins Sokikom's three other games: Frachine, which focuses on fractions, decimals and percents; Opirate, which emphasizes mathematic operations and algebra; and Treeching, which concentrates on the principles of measurement, algebra, patterns, time and money.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2011

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Fourth Annual Siemens ‘We Can Change the World Challenge’

Through the Challenge, students are invited to team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental problems in their school (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8) and world (grades 9-12).
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2011

OverDrive and Amazon Launch Kindle Compatibility with Library Ebooks

In a move highly anticipated since its initial announcement in April, public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend ebooks for the Amazon Kindle.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2011

SchoolTube

For September 15, 2011: Teachers looking for a free and safe place to share student-produced videos should check out SchoolTube, the largest K-12 moderated video sharing website in the country.
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Free Resources: A Discovery Education Day of Instructive Webinars on 21st Century Learning Tools

The special live student session will feature acclaimed children's author Jean Craighead George.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Sep 2011

Orchard Now Releases Correlation to Common Core Standards

Math and language arts assessment and instruction are aligned to ensure appropriate preparation and remediation.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2011

Maps.com Announces New Features in Maps101

K-12 Students can now visualize and compare 2010 Census Data with interactive maps.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011

K5 Learning Launches K-5 Online Math and Reading Program

K5 Learning is a new kind of online study program that delivers personalized learning in bite-size chunks to kids in the comfort of their own homes, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2011

Don Johnston Announces Bookstream for Ebook Delivery

Bookstream makes it easy for educators to hop on the internet, upload ebooks and share them with students for anytime reading, the announcement states. It was designed to help educators comply with IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that require schools to deliver core curriculum in accessible formats to support students with disabilities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2011

Sokikom

Sokikom is a single-player, skill-based math program that adjusts activities to individual students.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Subscription Databases in the Age of the Internet--A Problem With Easy Solutions

It is disconcerting when a school or state purchases valuable resources and usage is low. Mary Alice says the start of the school year is a good time to begin overcoming nonuse.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: An Ebook Update—The Latest Sources, Resources, and Options

The e-everything revolution charges ahead in the education realm. This month, Victor Rivero reprises and updates the discussion he started last year in his article "E Is for Explosion: E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearning, E-Everything."
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

Discovery Education Offers New Back-to-School Content and Enhancements

The company has upgraded its Discovery Education streaming service with a variety of new resources, more efficient navigation and a free, three-week series of webinars to help educators explore how to incorporate the digital resources into their instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2011

EdOptions, Inc.’s Orchard Now Releases Math Concepts for Grades 4-6 Instruction

The new Math Concepts activities provide practice with number sense; basic operations and order of operations; geometry and spatial sense; graphing and managing data; probability; measurement; algebra, patterning, and logic; and fraction concepts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2011

Discovery Education, Intel Encourage Students to Explore Their Curiosity Through New Online Resources

"Curiosity in the Classroom" engages students with cross-curricular lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2011

DreamBox Learning Announces Common Core State Standards Alignment Tool

The new reporting feature allows teachers to quickly measure individual student progress against mathematics benchmarks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2011

Study Jams

For August 15, 2011: For elementary math and science teachers looking for videos or slide shows to introduce or augment a topic, check out Study Jams.
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Key Curriculum Press Debuts Sketchpad Explorer for the iPad

Sketchpad Explorer gives users access to the library of The Geometer's Sketchpad mathematics content on the web—including Sketch Exchange, the Sketchpad Resource Center and dozens of teacher-published websites—where they can view and share sketches across a diverse range of mathematics topics and levels.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2011

Animated Knots by Grog

For August 1, 2011: Kids looking for a summer activity? Brush up on how to tie knots by watching animated illustrations at the user friendly Animated Knots by Grog website.
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EBSCO Publishing Delivers eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost Alongside Databases and Other Digital Content

EBSCOhost now provides content from the most in-demand publishers available via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the needs of libraries and their patrons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2011

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia

In addition to a rich public media library, PBS LearningMedia has content contributed from other publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, to deliver thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with home-schoolers.
News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Jul 2011

ITI Cross Links: Cengagement—Cengage Acquires National Geographic School Publisher

Marydee Ojala, editor of Information Today, Inc.'s ONLINE magazine, posted a NewsBreak recently on Cengage's acquisition of a component of National Geographic that will be of interest to the K-12 community.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 01 Jul 2011

DRM-Free eBooks from O’Reilly to Be Distributed Via OverDrive’s Global Network

1,500 digital books for software developers to be available for booksellers, libraries and schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2011

Orchard Software Releases Correlation to Common Core Standards

With this correlation, educators can be assured that Orchard's instruction, assessment, and remediation cover the skills and knowledge found within the standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2011

Curriculum Associates Creates New Reading and Math Assessment geared to Common Core State Standards

With the i-Ready Common Core State Standards Screener (i-Ready CCSS Screener), educators can administer a one-hour per subject online assessment to students and use the results to determine how prepared students are for the CCSS.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 May 2011

Study Island Announces Winners of Project-Based Learning Activities Contest

Four grade-level winners have been selected, with the winning entries to be published in Study Island online products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2011

State Finalists Named in Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board have named the 24 middle school and 24 high school state finalists in the third annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2011

THE TECH EFFECT: Playing Around With Technology

Johanna argues for and promotes a more flexible approach to teaching and using digital media through fabulous examples from the students of Ross Wallis, head of creative arts at a school in the U.K.
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Free Resources: The Classroom Economist

From Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy's new INFOdocket blog of fabulous information and education resources: The economic education team of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank has developed a new online resource for teachers.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Apr 2011

MathNook

For May 1, 2011: Help students hone their math skills with these entertaining games at MathNook. You can choose the level that meets the needs of your students, from basic computation to advanced equations.
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Key Curriculum Press Debuts The Geometer’s Sketchpad Version 5 Curriculum Modules

Optimized for Sketchpad 5, the activities allow elementary, middle, and high school students to explore mathematical concepts related to the Common Core State Standards using a dynamic, hands-on learning tool.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2011

PCI Education Launches Momentum Math Grade Level Editions

The program is designed to engage all learners, including students with special needs and English language learners, who have given up on math because they have fallen behind.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2011

Scholastic Introduces New Version of Its Digital Reference Source Grolier Online

The new Grolier Online is customized for five unique sets of users, and includes an enhanced search engine and access to 120,000 articles arranged by reading level.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2011

Key Math Strategists Launched to Support Implementation of Common Core State

Key Math Strategists, a new professional development organization from Key Curriculum Press, is designed to help schools make sense of, and gain maximum benefit from, the integration of the Common Core State Standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2011

Infobase Learning/Facts On File Launches Access Video On Demand for Public Libraries

Offering unlimited access to more than 7,800 full-length videos and 88,000 clips, Access Video On Demand gives public library patrons instant access to thousands of acclaimed documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos in a variety of subject areas from top-quality producers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2011

Pearson Makes Interactive Learning Resources From enVisionMATH Available on Pearson Perspective

Perspective takes the results from students' high-stakes assessments and identifies areas where they are struggling. Then, its Learning Locator connects them with content such as the resources from enVisionMATH that they can use to get back on track.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Mar 2011

Cengage Learning's Delmar Releases Engineering Titles in Partnership With Project Lead the Way

The four new titles, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering: From the Ground Up, Principles of Engineering and Digital Electronics, provide a wealth of content and resources to enhance PLTW's middle and high school STEM curriculum.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2011

Vernier Announces Winners of Video Physics Contest

Winning entries in the competition, which was created to mark the launch of Vernier's Video Physics app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, demonstrated both creativity and innovation by using video to demonstrate the science concepts behind many everyday occurrences.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2011

Best Kid Apps

For March 1, 2011: There is an app for that, but which app is the best for kids? Visit Best Kid Apps to read reviews and ratings of iPhone, iPad, and Android applications.
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Former ResourceShelf Publisher Launches INFOdocket Web Resource and Reference Material Site

Gary Price and colleagues will continue to provide valuable information and education resources through this new site as well as FullTextReports.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2011

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers' Domain Classroom Resources, Lesson Plans for LOOP SCOOPS

WGBH Teachers' Domain has created free classroom resources to support LOOP SCOOPS, a new animated broadband series for kids ages 6- 9 designed to grab their attention and get them thinking more creatively about the environment and the choices they make.
News/Free Resources - Posted 28 Feb 2011

EBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New Ebook Subject Sets

The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of ebooks that are offered in collections grouped by subject matter.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Feb 2011

Free Resources: THIRTEEN, WNET.ORG's Multimedia Project "Get the Math"

Get the Math combines entertaining reality-style TV and online challenges to help middle and high school students see the relevance of math in exciting careers and develop algebraic thinking skills.
News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Feb 2011

dataMetrics Software’s ‘TestWiz’ Now Comes Loaded with Common Core Standards

The integration of the new standards, along with the system's reporting engine, will assist teachers in viewing the effects of their instruction in terms of the new standards, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2011

Turning Technologies and BrainPOP Announce Strategic Alliance

The agreement with BrainPOP will allow BrainPOP's animated content to operate seamlessly with Turning Technologies' student response systems for immediate assessment of student learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2011

Discovery Education’s Digital Content Now Compatible With Learning.com

By making Discovery Education digital services compatible with Sky, Learning.com users can now access the company's content using one single username and password.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2011

BookheadEd Learning Announces Launch of StudySync

The StudySync program combines classic and modern texts, digital media, mobile technology, and social networking designed to inspire students to achieve higher levels of critical thinking and academic collaboration.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2011

HyperPhysics

For February 1, 2011: Enhance your high school physics lessons with the information and video demonstrations from HyperPhysics, an award winning site hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University.
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Cerebellum Corp. Launches Three STEM-focused Series from the ‘Defined Learning’ Library

The 40-DVD library brings science and technology content to life for middle and high schoolers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2011

netTrekker, Defined Learning Partner to Integrate Defined Learning STEM Content into netTrekker Search

The partnership will expand the netTrekker Search digital resource offering to bring real world relevance to STEM education.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2011

DreamBox Learning Math App Now Available in Google Web App Marketplace

With DreamBox Learning Connect installed, teachers, administrators and principals now have one-click access to their DreamBox Teacher Dashboard for access to student and classroom performance data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2011

Free Resources: PBS KIDS GO!'s Cyberchase PlaySpace

The PBS KIDS GO! math series Cyberchase has re-launched PlaySpace; the interactive storytelling game now offers customizable features for the educator.
News/Free Resources - Posted 21 Jan 2011

BrainPop Featured Movie App

For January 15, 2011: BrainPOP has hundreds of original animated movies covering a wide range of academic subjects. Now there's a BrainPOP app offering access to the free "movie of the day."
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Maple T.A. 7 and Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite 7 Now Available

The new versions of Maplesoft's testing and assessment tools provide greater insight into student performance.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2011

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Connected and Engaged

Online. Blended. Mobile. 21 st-century. Collaborative. Project-based. Any way you label it, learning is changing. We're now settling into an exciting new paradigm of connected, engaged learning. To get a sense of all this, take a look at the sites, services, and resources we've noted right here in this article.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2011 - Jan/Feb 2011 Issue By

PBS Kids and Lima Sky Launch Cyberchase Math Match

The new app for iPhone and iPod Touch offers a fun way for kids 8 years and older to test their math mettle.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2010

Tutor.com Announces Tutor.com To Go Education App

The first release, available now in the Apple App Store, gives students mobile access to Tutor.com's library of 9,000 online lessons, worksheets, videos and test-prep resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2010

TimeMAPS, from Realityworks

Charles Doe reviews TimeMAPS, a money management and life skills program, a complete course or a supplement, intended to teach "personal finance literacy" defined as the knowledge needed to make responsible financial decisions.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

Shmoop

Alice Kurtz reviews Shmoop, a free portal of digital resources, primarily for literature and social studies topics, that help students relate subjects being studied in school to their daily lives.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

Discover the Forest

For November 1, 2010: At the USDA Forest Service's and Ad Council's Discover the Forest website find a forest or park by typing in your zip code, then start exploring!
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Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts and Public Libraries

Shmoop Site Licenses allow schools and libraries to give all of their students, teachers, and patrons complimentary access to Shmoop's subscription products anywhere they have web access.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2010

Archipelago Learning Releases Study Island Version 4.0

Enhancements in version 4.0 offer virtual student response systems, digital flashcards, customizable assessments, and a redesigned teacher page.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2010

Curriculum Associates Launches ‘CAMS’ and ‘STAMS’ Math Series

The CAMS (Comprehensive Assessment for Mathematics Strategies) & STAMS (Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success) series provides an assessment and instruction program which includes engaging interactive whiteboard activities for skills practice and to ensure student mastery of every concept.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Sep 2010

Key Curriculum Press Bundles Sketchpad with Sketchpad LessonLink

The company is offering The Geometer's Sketchpad and Sketchpad LessonLink together at one rate, combining the latest version of Sketchpad with access to Dynamic Mathematics activities aligned to state standards and Common Core State Standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Sep 2010

Wilson Launches WilsonWeb Mobile Interface

A free service for WilsonWeb subscribers, WilsonWeb Mobile provides "anytime, anywhere" access to WilsonWeb reference databases, marrying WilsonWeb's versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools with smart-phone convenience, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2010

Cognite, from Follett Software Co.

Victor Rivero reviews Cognite from Follett Software Co., a digital learning environment that integrates discovery and organization tools, collaboration, and communication.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2010 - Sep/Oct 2010 Issue By

Maplesoft Publishes New Edition of The Mathematics Survival Kit - Maple Edition

The interactive ebook, designed to give students the information they need to overcome difficulties encountered while working on homework or assignment problems, provides them the opportunity to review exactly the concept or technique they are struggling with, work through an example, practice, and then continue with their homework.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

PBS KIDS PLAY! Now Available for Classroom Use

The innovative educational games are targeted to children in preschool, kindergarten and special education. The standards-based, cross-curricular program adapts to each student with three learning stages for each of 30 skill areas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

Shmoop Launches PSAT and SAT Test Prep

The company's test prep service is available at $19 per student; Shmoop also announced that it will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to student groups or Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) who promote its Online Test Prep services as a group fundraiser.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

Shmoop Launches 1,000 Educational Android Apps and iPad eBooks

Shmoop now offers more than 4,000 titles available across the web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2010

Pearson Enhances Waterford Early Learning, SuccessMaker and NovaNET

All of these enrichments are available for customers immediately, and the standards-aligned programs qualify for federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2010

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

For August 15, 2010: Search for exemplary lessons and information by topic or keyword at the free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence website.
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Shmoop Launches Free Online Pre-Algebra Curriculum

Shmoop's free online Pre-Algebra Learning Guides contain hundreds of topics with succinct explanations, diagrams, interactive examples, practice problems, and real-world applications.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2010

Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) Announces Release of the 21st Century Skills Map for the Arts

The core subject map—the result of a collaboration between P21 and leading art, dance, music, theater, and visual arts associations—provides first-of-their-kind classroom examples of integrating the 'four Cs' into arts courses.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2010

International Spy Museum

For July 15, 2010: Spies are in the news, so visit the International Spy Museum if you're in Washington, D.C. this summer! Next best thing? Hit their International Spy Museum website! Be watching over your shoulder, though.
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The Etext in Action: Two Examples

For this story, Victor researched and describes a couple of real-life ways in which curriculum content is moving in the direction of an all-electronic format. He looks first at a school district's move to acquire interactive, digital textbooks from publishers in place of traditional paper-based books. Then he discusses Discovery Education's adaptation of its rich content into digital "basal textbook" format—but "basal textbooks" like you've never seen before!
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2010 - Jul/Aug 2010 Issue By

Cerebellum Corp. Releases Video Program to Supplement Algebra Curriculum

The Teaching Systems Algebra video series is designed to deliver engaging math content for secondary students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2010

ebrary Announces New Pilot Program for Public Libraries with Free Access for Local Schools

The new pilot program combines more than 20,000 ebooks from leading publishers under a simultaneous, multi-user access subscription model; free access for local public high schools; do-it-yourself epublishing tools; and complimentary marketing services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2010

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Referencia Latina

Referencia Latina is a definitive general reference resource for the rapidly growing native Spanish-speaking population in the United States covering issues in Latin America and Spain, as well as US and global affairs.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 May 2010

A LOOK AT ... Subscription Websites

Subscription web services for education offer a fascinating variety of products and approaches for teachers, parents, students, and school systems. Some services provide grade book and student information systems, others offer assessment and learning management platforms, and some feature classroom resources including lesson plans, videos, digital tools, activities, and games. This article takes a look at a representative sampling of subscription-based websites that are appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2010 - May/Jun 2010 Issue By

Blackboard Releases Major Update of Blackboard Learn

Release 9.1 of Blackboard Learn emphasizes social learning and student engagement, and brings upgrades for K-12 and former WebCT Clients.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2010

NAMTC and EduTone Launch Digital Marketplace for K-12 Schools

The NAMTC Digital Marketplace is powered by the EduTone Xchange platform, enabling education service agencies to purchase, provision, and access on demand the web-based applications and content offered in the Digital Marketplace.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2010

Free Resources: Discovery Education's Spring Virtual Conference

The free professional development event on April 24th will focus on integrating educational technologies into classroom instruction.
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Mar 2010

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science

For March 15, 2010: Looking for some video clips to complement science lessons? Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS) is a syndicated science and engineering news service for local television newscasts whose videos are available on the web.
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Math Solutions Launches ePD – Online Professional Development Provided by Experts in Math Instruction

The web-based resource is intended to greatly increase access to affordable, job-embedded support in the teaching and learning of math.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2010

ST Math: K-5 Integrated Instructional System

The web-based ST Math: K-5 Integrated Instructional System includes enhanced math content from MIND's ST Math software, as well as new features for math teaching and learning, assessment, and reporting.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Mar 2010 - Mar/Apr 2010 Issue

Discovery Education Adds New Content from Scholastic Media, the Smithsonian Institution and Other Leading Publishers

Collaborations with top publishers, two public school systems, and others growDiscovery Education's library of content to more than 150,000 assets.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2010

Brainingcamp

For February 15, 2010: Introduce your middle school math students to topics that align with NCTM standards with the click of a mouse at the subscription-based Brainingcamp website.
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World Book Introduces The World Book Encyclopedia 2010

The latest version of the 22-volume encyclopedia includes thousands of new and revised articles across all disciplines and topics. The World Book Web, World Book's online information portal, includes reference collections which offer all the articles in the print edition as well as thousands more from World Book's contributors.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2010

MIND Research Announces ST Math: Integrated Instructional System, ST Math: Fluency

Both incorporate MIND's visual approach using spatial temporal reasoning. This game design continues to be rap¬idly adopted across the country, and to deliver remarkable results for schools, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2010

Beaming the World Into Our Schools: Getting Into Interactive Videoconferencing

There is an economical way to introduce videoconferencing that involves inexpensive laptop computers and programs such as iChat, Skype, and ooVoo. A technology integration plan shared by a few pioneering districts in the author's area proves this point. Through it, schools have been able to make a serious commitment to the "new wave" of interactive technology at a minimal cost.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2010 - Jan/Feb 2010 Issue By

Facts On File Announces Launch of Curriculum Video On Demand

Curriculum Video On Demand is a compilation of high-school-level video content from producers around the world, covering six core subject areas: science and mathematics, social studies, literature and language arts, health and nutrition, business and economics, and visual and performing arts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2009

Math Solutions Announces Multimedia Professional Learning Resource, Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class

The new resource is designed to help schools struggling to meet the challenge of simultaneously improving students’ mastery of mathematics and advancing their academic language development.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Nov 2009

A LOOK AT... Teacher Tools

The constant development of new and evolving internet and electronic technologies has resulted in the creation of an exciting variety of teacher tools for classroom use. The related changing nature of culture and the way students learn these days makes it imperative to adopt these digital tools in our schools. This article takes a look at a sampling of new or updated software, web-based services, and hardware that can be very useful in a variety of learning situations.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2009 - Nov/Dec 2009 Issue By

netTrekker, BrainPOP Offer Expanded Digital Resources for Classroom and At-Home Use

With BrainPOP's animated educational resources fully accessible from within the netTrekker search tool, subscribers have the option to upgrade their netTrekker accounts to include all BrainPOP products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2009

Center for Technology and Teacher Education

For October 15, 2009: Teaching students how to think mathematically through hands-on technology is one of the goals at the Center for Technology and Teacher Education.
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Tabula Digita Introduces Latest Version of DimensionM Muliplayer Video Game for Math

With expanded math content, improved reporting functionality, and new multimedia features, DimensionM combines technological advances in video game design with new research in math curriculum and instruction to provide an educational tool designed to increase student engagement, time on task, and achievement scores.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2009

Discovery Education, Scholastic Media Renew Digital Content Distribution Relationship

In addition to Scholastic's Magic School Bus series, under the new agreement, Discovery Education streaming's users continue to have access to more than 50 Scholastic titles from series including Dear America, Horrible Histories, and I Spy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Sep 2009

Study Buddy Handheld Tutors

Charles Doe reviews the Study Buddy Handheld Tutor, a device that offers electronic multiple choice practice opportunities for students of all ages.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Classworks Web Edition

Sally Finley reviews Classworks Web Edition, an online subscription service that provides individualized standards-based instruction in math, reading, language arts, and science.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Discovery Education Enhances Curricular Resources and Integration Tools

The upgrades and enhancements offer educators improved search capabilities, as well as expanded student access and new interactive games and tutorials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2009

Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics Now Includes Online Demonstrations

Parents who would like to become more familiar with the algorithms in Everyday Mathematics can now see them step-by-step in the Free Family Resources section of EverydayMathOnline.com.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2009

Cerebellum Corporation Releases Five new Cerebellum Teaching Systems Titles

Each title is a comprehensive review of subject matter delivered as an educational video and digital workbook.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2009

Hotmath Announces Online Remediation through Catchup Math

Designed for at-risk middle and high school students, the new online diagnostic-prescriptive remediation service delivers a cycle of quizzes followed by personalized review and practice to help students catch up in math.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2009

World Book Announces New Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica

The latest addition to World Book Web includes more than 100,000 articles and thousands of images and multimedia resources for Spanish speakers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2009

Maryland Public Television, MIT Education Arcade, FableVision Launch Lure of the Labyrinth Online Math Game

Using the immersive characteristics of digital games, Labyrinth blends a storyline with multi-level puzzle play to build pre-algebra skills in several core areas: proportions - fractions and ratios; variables and equations; and numbers and operations.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2009

Tabula Digita Introduces New DimensionM Multiplayer 2.0 Educational Video Games for Math Skills

The new release covers 200 math skills ranging from elementary to high school, plus enhanced reporting features and an improved educator portal.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2009

FETC News: Hotmath Tutoring Plus Offers Schools Affordable Math Support

The new service combines step-by-step solutions with live math help to support students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2009

Wright Group/McGraw-Hill’s Everyday Mathematics Now Features Assessment Management System

The Assessment Management System is an online tool that allows teachers to track individual and group progress toward Grade-Level Goals as identified in the research-based program.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2009

THE MEDIA CENTER: Authentic, Technology-Based Activities in the Era of NCLB

Media specialists everywhere have stories to tell about teachers who believe they no longer have time to teach their favorite units, collaborate, or use technology in educationally sound or creative ways. The combination of NCLB and other demands have created a situation where teachers have little time or interest in using technology beyond basic instructional management and easy-to-implement instructional tasks they are comfortable with. But you can help by bringing your creative ideas to your teachers! Read about two such great ideas in this month’s Media Center.
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Adaptive Curriculum

Sally Finley reviews Adaptive Curriculum, an online library of middle school math and science lessons aligned to national and state standards.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue By

Greenovation Lighting System Upgrade & Companion Curriculum

Greenovation, a sustainable lighting system upgrade with a companion curriculum, turns the classroom itself into a teaching tool.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue

Key Curriculum Press Releases Second Edition of Interactive Mathematics Program

The IMP is an integrated, problem-based curriculum that offers challenging content and emphasizes mathematical reasoning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Dec 2008

World Book Online Reference Center Becomes World Book Student

A comprehensive upgrade to the World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Student adds dozens of new research tools, interactive features, and multimedia.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Dec 2008

Educational Gaming—From Edutainment to Bona Fide 21st-Century Teaching Tool [Available Full-Text, Free]

Of our 53 million K–12 students, 51 million of them (or 93%) play video games, and neither that number nor the value the games they play should be dismissed. After all, these days there are games being produced by “a new crop of entrepreneur-developers who believe that today’s games must be anchored in more specific pedagogical design principles. They also believe that to stand the test of time, today’s games must not only engage but teach ,” says author and game developer Ntiedo Etuk. Read on. Find out more.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - Nov/Dec 2008 Issue By

Planet Orange and the World of Money

For October 15, 2008: Money and financial planning. Too boring for kids, right? NOT! Have them blast off to Planet Orange to explore the world of money.
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EconEdLink

For October 1, 2008: Over 400 teacher-tested economic lessons are available for immediate use in the classroom at EconEdLink, from the National Council on Economic Education.
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SAM Learning Adds Science Content and Audio Resources for HS Exit Prep

SAM Learning, publisher of Web-based curriculum for high school exit exam prep, now offers science content in biology, chemistry, and physics for SAM Learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2008

Inspiration Debuts New Lesson Plan Books for Building Data Analysis Skills, Learning Science and Social Studies

The company’s books for teaching with InspireData feature lesson plans on compelling topics, mapped to standards, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2008

Free Resources: Worldscapes Global Issues Resources

Educational publisher ETA/Cuisenaire is honoring International Literacy Day (Sept. 8) with month-long access to free resources from its new WorldScapes Global Issues book series.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Sep 2008

ISTE Webinar: Intro to Geocaching

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) presents an “Introduction to Geocaching” Webinar on Sept. 24.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2008

Free Resources: InspireData Webcast Examines Teaching about Close Elections

Inspiration Software offers a free Web cast on Oct. 16 at noon Pacific time (3 p.m. Eastern time) titled “Analyzing Close Presidential Races with InspireData: How Might a Different Winner Have Changed History?”
News/Free Resources - Posted 11 Sep 2008

Innovation First & Autodesk Release Robotics Curriculum

Innovation First, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc. offer a new curriculum now included in the VEX Robotics Design System Classroom Lab Kits.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2008

Learning Today to Develop New Math Applets for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCTM has contracted Learning Today, Inc. to develop Adobe Flash-based math applets to replace the Java-based applets currently residing on NCTM’s Illuminations website.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2008

CTB/McGraw-Hill’s TerraNova Has New Report Options

CTB/McGraw-Hill’s TerraNova assessment now includes companion reports developed in partnership with CTB/McGraw-Hill and The Grow Network/McGraw-Hill.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jul 2008

CYBERBEE: Back to School Curriculum Ideas

Years ago, CyberBee began scouting the internet for content that was informative, engaging, and aligned with national standards, in 1996 becoming a column for MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine and a website for teachers. CyberBee thought it would be fitting to revisit some of the great websites that you may have missed over the past few years. There should be plenty of ideas to help you plan your lessons for the new school year.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue By

MIND Research Institute Algebra Readiness

Sally Finley reviews MIND Research Institute Algebra Readiness, a program that provides a visual learning approach for a comprehensive algebra readiness curriculum for grades 6-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2008 - May/Jun 2008 Issue By

Coolmath4kids

For March 15, 2008: At Coolmath4kids, there are dozens of thinking games that wll keep students occupied for hours.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Mar 2008 By

Visual Learning Company (VLC) Launches Digital Science Collection for Use with iPods

Over 130 middle school and elementary full shows and 1,000 video clips are available in H.264 digital format, which uses the latest video compression technology to provide high quality video in a small file.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2008

Core Learning Makes Online Math, Language Resources Available

The new content is being managed by Cambridge University Press’ Global Grid for Learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2008

LabQuest

Sally Finley reviews LabQuest, a handheld data collection tool that can be used as a stand-alone device or a computer interface.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

DOMA—Diagnostic Online Math Assessment

Susan Hixson reviews DOMA, an Internet-based supplemental math assessment program for use with grades K-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

Evolver Pre-Algebra

Sally Finley reviews Evolver Pre-Algebra for grades 6-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

Educating About Agriculture

For March 1, 2008: If you are looking for information on the hot topic of biotechnology, for an annotated list of books about agriculture, or if you just need to know the date for National Cream Puff Day or International Pickles Week (!), then look no further than the American Farm Bureau Foundation's Educating for Agriculture website.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Mar 2008 By

Inspiration Launches Kidspiration 3

The upgrade of Kidspiration features new visual math tools and enhanced capabilities for building literacy skills.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2008

Sebit LLC Announces Adaptive Curriculum

The new online system uses interactive math and science activities to boost academic achievement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2008

Non-profit MIND Research Institute Brings Visual Math Education Programs to Southeast States

The MIND Research Institute’s visual math courseware programs for grades K-12 are now available in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2008

Pearson Launches enVisionMATH

enVisionMATH combines digital animations and visual learning to build an innovative program for 21st century learners.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2008

Free Resources: Vernier Spring LabQuest Workshops

Vernier Software & Technology offers free hands-on workshops designed to help educators learn ways to integrate computer and handheld data collection technology into any science or math curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 23 Jan 2008

CYBERBEE: Reading Reconnaissance

Finding just the right book that will grab a student's interest is like looking for Waldo. Tracking down books that correlate with specific curriculum areas and topics for study can be daunting. What is a library media specialist to do? Use every tool in your arsenal as well as lessons and booklists that have already been prepared and are just waiting to be uncovered by the savvy searcher. This collection of websites will serve as a starting point in your quest to recommend the best books to meet the needs of students and teachers.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jan 2008 - Jan/Feb 2008 Issue By

Collaboration Feature Added to Hotmath.com

Hotmath’s Math Instant Messaging allows students to collaborate on homework assignments online.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2007

MIND Research Institute Ships New Algebra Readiness Supplemental Courseware

ST Math: Algebra Readiness Supplemental extends MIND Research’s visual math courseware to prepare middle school students to succeed in Algebra I.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2007

Inspiration Software Launches Lesson Plan Book for Building Data Literacy Skills

The new lesson collection for grades 4-12 is designed to help teachers use InspireData in science, mathematics, and social studies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2007

Inspiration Releases InspireData 1.5

InspireData 1.5 is the first update to Inspiration Software’s InspireData program designed to help students in grades 4-12 explore and understand data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2007

Database News: What’s There, and What’s Coming Up, in the World of K–12 Content, Part 5

In this article, Part 5 of his series of reviews, Robert Congleton continues his conversations with representatives of vendors--in this case, ePals, LearningExpress, and Teen Health & Wellness--about how they are addressing the growing K–12 classroom reliance on electronic resources, the products they currently offer, and what new resources they plan to release in the near future. The article also describes updates on enhancements and new products that have been released in the last year by five of the vendors previously reviewed in this series: Gale, Greenwood Electronic Media, TeachingBooks.net, World Book, Grolier Online/Scholastic, Inc.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2007 - Sep/Oct 2007 Issue By

Learning.com Expands into Core Curriculum Subjects with Launch of Aha!Math

The Web-delivered supplemental curriculum is intended to help teachers develop students’ fundamental math skills while developing their problem-solving abilities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2007

Gale Welcomes Elsevier to Gale Virtual Reference Library

Elsevier is the newest publishing partner on Gale Virtual Reference Library and the 38th publisher with content housed on Gale’s enhanced platform for delivering electronic reference materials as eBooks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Aug 2007

Voyager Expanded Learning's Vmath Now Integrated With The Quantile Framework for Mathematics

MetaMetrics collaborates with Voyager Expanded Learning to allow Texas educators to align mathematics instruction with actionable measures.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2007

Siboney PracticePlanet: Online Test Practice

PracticePlanet offers an online test practice system that models standardized tests, giving students practice opportunities designed to develop confidence for annual testing.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2007

Free Resources: Teaching Tools from the National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of classroom resources, including online activities and teaching materials, designed for use in learning across the curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 08 Jul 2007

HELP Math

Susan Hixson reviews an online math curriculum for middle school students.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2007 - Jul/Aug 2007 Issue By

Tabula Digita Announces Evolver Immersive Interactive Video Games for Algebra and Pre-Algebra

The newly released Evolver Singleplayer for Pre-Algebra and Evolver Multiplayer for Pre-Algebra and Algebra offer dynamic three-dimensional learning environments where students are transported to a virtual world bursting with action – and Algebra instruction based on standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2007

MIND Institute Announces New Algebra Readiness Software to Address Low Success Rate in Algebra I Classes

ST Math: Algebra Readiness extends the MIND Institute’s visual math courseware to prepare middle school students to succeed in Algebra I.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2007

Bubble Geometry

For June 1, 2007: Summer's almost here; time to focus on playing to learn, and the Bubble Geometry Web site offers opportunities for both. Pop on over!
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By

ST Math Algebra Readiness

ST Math Algebra Readiness, for students in grades 6 to 8, takes a building-block approach to providing mathematical problems and exercises aligned to the foundational math concepts and skills needed to learn algebra.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 May 2007

Interwrite Learning Announces Partnership with MathMastery

MathMastery's Interactive Math Curriculum adds to the growing list of premium content for Interwrite teachers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2007

InspireData

Sally Finley reviews InspireData, database software focused on the concepts of visual learning and data literacy.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2007 - May/Jun 2007 Issue By

Building Student Data Literacy: An Essential Critical-Thinking Skill for the 21st Century

Traditionally, we have defined literacy as the ability to read and write. However, 21st-century literacy has moved beyond that into the realm of possessing the critical-thinking skills necessary to delve into information or data and figure out what it really means. Students need the ability to synthesize and evaluate data and to create new information and knowledge after they have determined its quality. To prepare our students to be informed, successful citizens, we must teach them to see beyond numbers and simple functions. They must have the skills to evaluate and analyze the data put before them. In other words, they must also be data-literate. Dr. Glenda Gunter offers strategies for building data literacy and a great deal more in her article.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2007 - May/Jun 2007 Issue By

Evan-Moor Offers TeacherFileBox.com

TeacherFileBox.com, a subscription-based print-on-demand library, provides 7,000 supplemental learning activities across the elementary school curriculum, from Pre-K through grade 6.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2007

Moneyopolis

For April 15, 2007: At Moneyopolis, treat your students to a hands-on/minds-on money management and financial planning learning experience.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Apr 2007 By

Free Resources: PBS Teachers—Math

The Internet Scout Project’s Scout Report describes and points to this excellent PBS resource for educators.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Apr 2007

New Saxon Math Elementary Program

Saxon Math Publishers, an imprint of Harcourt Education, will introduce a new version of the Saxon Math elementary program this fall.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2007

Free Resources: Hotmath.com Free Practice Tests For Exit Exams and Other High-Stakes Math Tests

The practice tests for state-specific exit exams will duplicate the lengths of the actual exams so that students can become familiar with the full rigor of the actual tests.
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Mar 2007

Math FACTMASTER In Online Edition

Math FACTMASTER for grades one through six is now available in an online edition.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2007

AutoSkill Releases SpanishTutor Module for Academy of MATH

AutoSkill International now offers an optional SpanishTutor module for its Academy of MATH intervention software.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2007

First in MATH

Sally Finley reviews First in MATH, a Web site that provides access to the 24 Game series, mathematics fact practice, test preparation, and critical thinking skills activities.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2007 - Mar/Apr 2007 Issue By

A LOOK AT ... Secondary-Level Software and Webware

Moving right along, Charlie switches from last issue's Look At ... Elementary-Level Software and Webware to secondary-level materials this time ... "everything from exciting new software for video-editing tasks that weren’t really possible in high schools 20 years ago to extraordinary subscription databases," plus "Web-based courseware that is becoming larger and larger in scope, more sophisticated assessment tools, and some programs with intriguing electronic delivery methods."
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2007 - Mar/Apr 2007 Issue By

iLearn Express Unveils 99-Cent Downloadable Interactive Learning Activities

The services makes thousands of educational activities for K-5 math and spelling available.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Feb 2007

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

For February 1, 2007: At the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives , kids can "play" with loads of computer-based manipulatives created to help them visualize mathematical relationships.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Feb 2007 By

Hotmath.com Adds Video Instruction

Hotmath.com now offers nearly 1,000 video lessons that teach and explain math homework topics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jan 2007

Free Resources: HP, Scholastic Offer Environmental Responsibility Curriculum

HP and Scholastic offer a new curriculum titled “Get in the Technology Loop,” designed to teach students in grades 4-6 about environmental responsibility.
News/Free Resources - Posted 27 Jan 2007

Math'scool

John Drag, Jr. reviews Math'scool, a pre-algebra program that can be used with students in grades 3-8.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

World Book Kids

An online product designed for younger users, English-language learners, and reluctant readers, World Book Kid offers simple navigation, easy to read content, bright colors, and bold graphics.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue

A LOOK AT ... Elementary-Level Software and Webware

This article begins with a look at some examples of the excellent smaller, more narrowly focused elementary programs available on CD and moves on to examples of some of the outstanding, more far-reaching programs available via the Web or a network of some type. As usual, Charlie Doe has the category covered in this latest roundup.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

Pearson’s PASeries Tests Aligned to Learning Goals in Growing Number of States

Pearson Education’s formative assessment product line uses the Quantile Framework for Mathematics to link to state standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2006

Fact Monster

For December 1, 2006: Fact Monster, a great, free research, homework help, and just plain fun site from Information Please, provides loads of features targeted to students.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Dec 2006 By

NCEE Offers Virtual Economics CD-ROM

Virtual Economics 3.0, a CD-based program from The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), provides more than 1200 activity-based economics and personal finance lessons for K-12.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Nov 2006

Hotmath.com Resources Now Available to netTrekker d.i. Subscribers

Schools and districts can now purchase access to Hotmath.com as a content upgrade to netTrekker d.i.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2006

Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth

Reviewer Sally Finley takes a look at Blue Zones: Quest for the True Fountain of Youth, the latest online exploration from Questmaster Dan Buettner.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2006 - Nov/Dec 2006 Issue By

Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2

Reviewer John Drag, Jr. reviews Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2, a Web-based math program for grades 3-5.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2006 - Nov/Dec 2006 Issue By

Discovery Education Introduces New Multimedia Learning Products in Key Subject Areas

There are more than 150 new video, DVD, and CD-ROM titles for grades K-12, including animated series, now available in the Discovery School line of products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006

Discovery Education to Create Lesson Plans Featuring unitedstreaming and Google Earth

Educators can now help their students gain a deeper understanding of the world by blending unitedstreaming’s broadband videos on historical, geographical, or other subjects with Google Earth’s cutting-edge geography content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2006

Pokémon Learning League Now Available for Use in Classrooms

Educators and students can access the new standards-based online educational suite from Pokémon USA through a free trial until the end of the year.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2006

Tom Snyder Productions Releases MaxData

MaxData is designed to teach students all aspects of data handling, from the first steps of simple representation of data, to learning database concepts such as fields, field types, records, tables, and filters.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2006

BrainPOP Launches BrainPOP Junior for Kids K-3

Topics in BrainPOP Jr. are chosen to correlate with national standards and testing mandates but are written in fun and understandable language for children.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2006

MathAmigo 4

Reviewer Sally Finley writes about MathAmigo 4, a standards-based math software program.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2006 - Sep/Oct 2006 Issue By

H.I.P. Pocket Change

For August 15, 2006: Make your own change, learn how coins are made, and find out the latest news from the U.S. Mint’s H.I.P. Pocket Change site.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Aug 2006 By

Pearson Digital Learning Announces Waterford Early Learning Program Server 4.0

Waterford 4.0 features expanded content, reporting, and functionality to improve instruction in early reading, math, and science.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jul 2006

Inspiration Debuts InspireData

Inspiration’s new tool was developed by TERC and is designed to help students to dynamically visualize, investigate, and understand data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2006

Discovery Education’s Cosmeo Helps Kids Explore the Fun of Summer

The online learning service is designed to provide engaging summer activities for kids of all ages.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jun 2006

SirsiDynix K-12 SchoolRooms Project

SirsiDynix and INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, announced that 140 librarians and educators in Ohio are creating content for SirsiDynix SchoolRooms.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jun 2006

Discovery Education Launches the Next Generation of unitedstreaming

The newly updated unitedstreaming video-on-demand service will include new multimedia assets, live curriculum-based Web seminars led by education technology experts, and hundreds of additional educational video titles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006

A Maths Dictionary for Kids

For May 15, 2006: Amazing fact to illustrate the concept of "billion" that you can learn from A Maths Dictionary for Kids: You have 10 billion brain cells working for you right now! That, plus the opportunity to practice math skills, and more await your students at this animated, interective site.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 May 2006 By

NWEA Creates New K-2 Assessment

MAP for Primary Grades, newly released by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), provides a computer-based adaptive assessment for students in grades K-2.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2006

Software Programs from Tom Snyder Productions Included in New Apple Digital Learning Series

Tom Snyder’s GO Solve Word Problems and The Graph Club will be included in the Elementary Math package.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2006

EDITOR'S NOTES: Toward the Cutting Edge

Column/Editor’s Notes - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue By

A LOOK AT ... Marvelous Math Products

Math, computers, and the Internet make a wonderful combination that seems to be producing better, more effective, and more interesting math educational materials every day. Internet technology—driven by speedy DSL access, increasing flexibility of use, and a large (and growing) potential audience—is providing an exciting forum for the development of some really outstanding math resources. Charlie Doe takes a look at the territory in this math roundup.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue By

PLATO Learning Introduces New Straight Curve Product Line

The first Straight Curve product—Straight Curve Mathematics Series 2—is scheduled for release in summer 2006.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Apr 2006

Sunburst Technology Launches New Version of Let’s Go Learn’s Diagnostic Math and Reading Assessments

The online K-12 programs feature new levels and content and provide an important part of the assessment solution component of the Sunburst Learning Solutions program for targeted intervention, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2006

Discovery Communications Launches COSMEO Online Homework Help Tool

The broadband educational video service has been designed for “kids who live and learn online.”
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

Discovery Education Expands unitedstreaming Resources

One thousand new video titles and major feature enhancements help teachers improve student achievement, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

ST Math

Susan Hixson takes a look at updates to the math portion of ST Math + Music from MIND Institute.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2006 - Mar/Apr 2006 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Flying High into the Sky with Math and Science

Linda Joseph's CyberBee this month helps you and your students transform your schoolyard into a launchpad; experiment with aerodynamics, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle; create geometric kites and sleek paper airplanes; measure distances; determine the best flying designs and discover why they were successful; and more ... by guiding you to some terrific kite- and paper-airplane-related math and science Web sites.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Mar 2006 - Mar/Apr 2006 Issue By

TI Every Day Math Initiative Brings NUMB3RS to FETC

The program for the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) includes a closing session focused on the Texas Instruments “We Use Math Every Day” initiative, based on the popular CBS television series “NUMB3RS.”
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Feb 2006

PLATO Learning Releases Online Courses

The semester courses are designed to help schools meet diverse learning needs for distance learning and credit recovery.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2006

MIND Institute Releases New ST Math Software

The software’s emphasis is on teaching children math concepts through challenging computer games that use simple visual objects and virtual machines that they can manipulate to solve problems, without using any words or symbols.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2006

Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems

The Standard Deviants School Teaching Systems provide multimedia programs and classroom materials in 10 subject areas: Algebra, American Government, Biology, Chemistry, English Grammar, Physics, Basic Math, Nutrition, Shakespeare, and Spanish.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2006 - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue

CYBERBEE: Shaping Minds with Puzzles

CyberBee, aka Linda Joseph, takes a tour of Web sites all about puzzles in this issue, covering puzzle history, puzzles for learning, puzzle generators, and more.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Jan 2006 - Jan/Feb 2006 Issue By

First Technology Forum on STEM Instruction

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) held its first critical issues forum in December in Washington, D.C. to address the innovations in technology that can inspire the nation’s K-12 students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Dec 2005

Northwest Evaluation Association and CompassLearning Announce Alliance

The link between NWEA’s assessment products and CompassLearning’s instructional resources will enhance educators’ ability to tie assessments to instructional content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2005

Free Resources: iEARN-USA’s Teachers’ Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet, Direct from the DOE

The new Teachers’ Guide provides tutorials, tips, online and print resources, and specific curriculum-based projects in which U.S. teachers can participate to establish school-to-school global interaction on the Internet.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Nov 2005

Newton's Castle

For November 1, 2005: Explore Newton’s Castle, a “stimulating journey into the revelations of Sir Isaac Newton,” where you can learn about his discoveries … and secret life! Learn about color, optical illusions, and lots more ... such as why dogs chase cars! (Did they have cars in Newton's day??)
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Nov 2005 By

A LOOK AT ... Building the Perfect computer Lab

Charlie Doe looks at everything from computers, projectors, and printers to curriculum, tool, and security software in his latest Look At ... roundup.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2005 - Nov/Dec 2005 Issue By

CYBERBEE: Handy Reference Tools

Linda Joseph's CyberBee this month offers a wide assortment of reference resources including online almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and map and statistics collections.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Nov 2005 - Nov/Dec 2005 Issue By

CompassLearning Unveils Math Products for Spanish Market

CompassLearning Odyssey Matemáticas is designed to address language needs in the math classroom.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2005

AutoSkill Releases New Literacy Intervention Suite

The AutoSkill Literacy Intervention Suite provides AutoSkill’s Academy of READING and Academy of MATH software in a single package.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2005

FASTT Math

Charles Doe reviews FASTT Math, software available on CD-ROM for network and stand-alone use.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005 Issue By

Coolmath4kids

For July 15, 2005: Coolmath4kids is loaded with thinking games that will keep kids occupied for hours, so it can make a good break from outside activities on a hot summer day.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Jul 2005 By

More News from NECC: LeapFrog SchoolHouse Releases New Version of LeapTrack Assessment & Instruction System

Assessment and instructional content in Version 4.0 are now comprehensively aligned with every state’s content standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2005

More News from NECC: Knowledge Adventure Launches Math Blaster—Master the Basics

Knowledge Adventure’s latest in the Math Blaster series offers thousands of practice problems to help K-6 students master math basics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2005

Fractions with Professor Von Strudel

A product review of "Fractions with Professor Von Strudel," math software for grades 2-6.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

A LOOK AT... Products for Math Teachers

Math teachers and their students have a huge number of instructional, testing, tutorial, and other materials available in a bewildering array of formats. Programs and services are offered as software for personal computers or hand-held devices, on stand-alone handhelds and calculators, and as Web-based subscription services. This article takes a look at some of the instructional, testing, and tutorial software or Web-based programs and services for math teaching.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

DATABASE NEWS: What’s There and What’s Coming Up in the World of K–12 Content, Part 2

In Part 2 of his Database News series, Robert Congleton looks at the products offered by Facts On File, Greenwood Electronic Publishing, netTrekker, NewsBank, and World Book.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

EDITOR'S NOTES: A Resource for Your Summer Planning Time

Column/Editor’s Notes - Posted 01 Jul 2005 - Jul/Aug 2005 Issue By

News@NECC: Discovery Education Announces New Discovery School Multimedia Learning Products

Over 150 new video, DVD, and CD-ROM titles for grades K-12 have been added to the Discovery School line.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2005

Curriculum Advantage Launches Version 5.7 of Classworks

Version 5.7 includes a universal import utility for processing test data and an improved benchmarking test with 6,000 test items.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Jun 2005

Teaching Mathematics to All Students, Grades 6-8

Teaching Mathematics to All Students is a professional development course that combines Internet-based training content with CD-ROM video elements.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2005 - May/Jun 2005 Issue By

Math + Music

Math + Music is a nonlanguage-based program that combines computer activity-based instruction with specialized piano training designed to help teach K-5 math standards, enhance problem-solving skills, and raise math scores on standardized tests.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 May 2005 - May/Jun 2005 Issue By

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Advanced Placement Source

EBSCO's new database is designed to provide high school students with resources for advanced studies.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2005

ProQuest Adds ExploreLearning Math, Science Simulations to Online Education Support Materials

News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2005

EasyTech 4.0

EasyTech, available in English and Spanish, provides a series of instructional lessons that integrate technology into the core curriculum. Working at their own pace, students complete activities while learning how to use a variety of technology tools for their curriculum-related products.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

CYBERBEE: A Million Money Ideas

One of the first concepts young people learn is the value of money in everyday life. From their first allowance to the entrepreneurship of the lemonade stand, students learn how to plan, save, and spend. CyberBee has been busy locating resources that will assist in teaching and learning about money.
Column/CyberBee - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

DATABASE NEWS: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K-12 Content­, Part 1

To give MMIS readers a baseline on K-12 database content and an idea of what's coming up, the author recently spoke with representatives of a number of major vendors about the K-12 products they currently offer, as well as what's planned for release in the near future. The five covered in this article are ABC-CLIO Schools, EBSCO Publishing, ProQuest Information and Learning, Thomson Gale, and H.W. Wilson. But note that this article is listed as Part 1, as there are other resources to cover. Watch for Part 2 in an upcoming issue of MMIS.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

IntelliTools Classroom Suite

The IntelliTools Classroom Suite includes three integrated software programs--IntelliPics Studio 3, IntelliMathics 3, and IntelliTalk 3. The software, designed for grades pre-K­8, provides a network-ready cross-curricular platform for classroom activities, creativity tools, and student performance tracking and assessment.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

BrainPOP

BrainPOP is a subscription-based Web site that provides standards-based animated educational videos on a variety of topics in Math, English, Science, Health, Technology, and Social Studies.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By

Technology-Based Mathematics: Tools and Content for Teaching, Assessment, and Accountability

In this article, several math and assessment packages are examined in an effort both to describe them--and the benefits that technology-based products can bring to math teaching and assessment--and to address the issue of how to look at and select such products.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2004 - Sep/Oct 2004 Issue By
 
 
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