Author: 3D Creationist Staff
3D Creationist is the simplest 3D modeling app on iOS and Android platforms. Children can make their own 3D models for 3D printing and their own computer games and cartoons. You can also download over 17,000 models that our users have made and continue work on them inside our app http://3dcreationist.com/gallery/ - Check out the website for more details and to get started designing!
Smithsonian and Cricket Media Launch the 5th Annual Spark! Lab Invent It Challenge for Kids Worldwide
This Year’s Focus is on Creative Solutions to Real-World Health Problems
WASHINGTON, DC—January 15, 2016 - It’s that time of year again for all kid-inventors to put on their innovative thinking caps! The official launch of the 5th annual Global Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge is January 15th-- just in time to celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day, which celebrates the important role children play in sparking innovation worldwide.
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GatherEducation is a virtual, interactive learning platform that allows you to host or participate in online sessions from the comfort of your home or office. This platform enables teachers and students to interact remotely while mirroring the classroom environment and maintaining teaching styles. The cloud-based solution only requires a 3G enabled smartphone or tablet to create a real-time 3D experience for users.
Author: Ourboox Staff
Ourboox.com enables students and teachers from around the world to create beautiful page-flipping e-books incorporating text (in any language), pictures, embedded videos, maps, quizzes, games and more. The platform is completely free and simple to use. Check out the website to begin creating your first book!
Author: Signup Zone Staff
Signup Zone, a tool for coordinating volunteers in the classroom and beyond, is as easy to use as a paper signup but with all the convenience of being online. You don't need to create an account to start making a signup – just head to the website, jump right in and enjoy the pleasure that comes with using a well thought-out web tool. Here's what people are saying:
Addition expands partnership with MetaMetrics® to provide deeper support for student mastery
North Salt Lake, UT- Feb. 23, 2016 Reading Horizons and MetaMetrics® are thrilled to announce the expansion of their partnership with the addition of Lexile® measures in the Reading Horizons Discovery™ program. Reading Horizons and MetaMetrics, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, first announced their partnership in May 2015 when Lexile measures launched in the Reading Horizons Elevate reading program.
The presentations will showcase an innovative superintendent, an acclaimed education thought leader, and four teachers who created a new model for teaching STEM
(Chicago, IL) February 18, 2016 – Defined STEM, the flagship curriculum supplement of Defined Learning, is proud to announce its first-ever free webinar series, “Inspiring Innovation in the 21st Century Learner.” The series will highlight aspects of 21st-century learning from the perspective of an administrator, a recognized thought leader, and classroom teachers using project-based learning in real-world situations.
Author: Brad Hanks
One of the benefits of working for a small startup is that I get to set my own work schedule. We have three precocious children in kindergarten through third grade, so I make volunteering at their school a high priority. What I have observed is that school has come a long way from what I remember. In my opinion, teachers are better trained and have a much more impressive range of free resources available to supplement their instruction.
“NewSchools Ignite” opens applications for more than $1M in funding for companies
developing digital math learning tools for grades 6-12
(OAKLAND, Calif., February 16, 2016) — NewSchools Ignite, an initiative of NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, is now accepting applications for its Middle and High School Math Learning Challenge, which will offer grant funding to edtech startups addressing market gaps in secondary mathematics.
Author: Molly Mackinlay, Product Manager, Google Forms
If you’re looking for a way to quickly and simply collect information from a group, look no further than Google Forms. Whether you’re getting the team to vote on a name for your next project, or having potential clients register for an event, Forms makes it easy. Back in September we unveiled a sleek new experience for Forms and some new functionality, like adding company logos to your Forms.
Today we’re building on that with new features that make the experience even better.
Here you can find the Round Up's collection of editorial pieces and press releases where we will discuss the latest trends and ideas in educational technology