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Cool Tool | ABC-CLIO Solutions Database

ABC-CLIO Solutions is an online resource that offers authoritative, up-to-date coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects. Created specifically for students in middle and high school, higher education, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | BrightBytes Digital Privacy, Safety & Security

Technology in education has potential to create powerful learning experiences, but simultaneous to those experiences, educators feel an overwhelming ethical and legal obligation to provide a safe and secure digital environment. BrightBytes, in partnership with iKeepSafe,™ built the Digital Privacy, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassInsights from WebAssign

This flexible and fully customizable online instructional system puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than 9 million students have used WebAssign to submit … Continue reading

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The Business of Education

The edtech industry network leader talks digital learning initiatives, key goals, and ESSA. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero BRIDGET FOSTER Title: SVP and Managing Director Org: ETIN of SIIA Reach: Developers of educational software applications, digital content, online learning services … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Whetstone Education

Whetstone builds technology that helps schools drive teacher growth with data-driven professional development. Their observation and coaching platform, used by over 300 schools nationwide, takes the paper-and-pencil observation process to the next level by delivering instant data insights to school leaders, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Voxy

Here is an online English learning platform providing a personalized language curriculum, adaptive web and mobile technology, best-in-class learner support and a robust CRM program that increases learner engagement. Voxy provides tools and services that make it easy for organizations to … Continue reading

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Our Journey to Gigabit Wi-Fi

Strategic initiative positions University at Buffalo for the future of mobility and IoT. GUEST COLUMN | by J. Brice Bible Despite every higher-ed constituency relying on Wi-Fi, for most of us our students clamor the loudest. And, like others, we … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Coursera

Coursera is a global online education platform, founded with a vision to provide life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. Coursera helps dramatically reduce cost, distance and time barriers to provide more than 22 million registered global learners unprecedented access to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Albert.io

Students looking to master difficult academic subjects should check out Albert.io for their interactive learning needs. The successor to Learnerator, which over a million AP learners have turned to for academic help, Albert.io features tens of thousands of practice questions for a variety … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for all. It is also a perfect 3D printing companion – it allows students to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DragonBox

DragonBox Numbers teaches children number sense. This foundational knowledge allows a child to reason with numbers in a flexible way, building a strong relationship with numbers, which will in turn help them move onto more complex mathematics. The app contains … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Aruba ClearPass

To meet evolving educational and content delivery demands and protect school networks from poor user behavior as well as BYOD, IoT and malicious threats, Aruba has added a number of new features to its award-winning ClearPass Policy Manager solution. Known for … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Labster

Labster develops fully interactive and advanced virtual laboratory simulations that support open-ended e-learning. Labs rely on 3D programming, storytelling, and engaged human interactions to build a virtual environment in which students can more deeply learn core scientific principles and put … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Recap 2.0

Recap 2.0 is a Q&A platform that ignites anyone’s curiosity to learn anything. It bridges the divide between our collective need to find better answers and the education community’s need to inspire learning, with a Q&A platform that does more … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DataSense from Authentica Solutions

DataSense is an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) solution for building, deploying, managing, and monitoring all of the steps in the data integration processes. It provides a single solution for data integration that adapts to any existing applications without the … Continue reading

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Why Hidden Figures Still Exist in STEM

Reframing careers to spark the imagination of next-gen young women. GUEST COLUMN | by Maggie Whitman Out of all the movies slated for awards at this year’s Oscars, Hidden Figures was surely the most thought provoking. Set against the backdrop … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Soundtrap

Soundtrap is quite possibly the first online music recording studio to work across all operating systems (Mac, iOS, Android, Windows and Chromebook), where you can collaborate with music makers from all around the world in an easy-to-use browser, cloud-based system. … Continue reading

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Education

What the emerging technology will and will not do for teachers and students. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Roepke Artificial Intelligence is all around us. From digital assistants like Siri and Alexa to algorithms that suggest what music to listen … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Cognero

Here’s an end-to-end assessment platform designed to either be seamlessly tied into existing learning and/or content management platforms or used standalone to support the entire learning path. Content authoring and management, assignment management, student delivery, and analytics are all supported in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | WeVideo

Nothing inspires students like creating and sharing great stories. More than 6,000 schools use WeVideo visual storytelling tools in and out of the classroom to engage students in all facets of learning. WeVideo projects help instill deep knowledge about topics … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | zSpace VR Learning Lab

zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. The Virtual Reality Learning Solution combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create immersive and interactive lifelike experiences. This is really a case of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | FastBridge Learning

If you could better assess and impact learning outcomes in half the time and half the cost—wouldn’t you? That’s the question FastBridge Learning creators asked, and they developed an answer: a next-generation of evidence-based classroom assessments—created with and for teachers. They offer a … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Velocity

At ISTE last summer, our own Mark Gura discovered a unique learning resource called Velocity, from Voyager Sopris Learning. At that time, Mark saw how this K-5 digital instructional solution advances literacy with 1-to-1 instruction, real-time adaptability, and actionable data. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | StrongMind Digital Curriculum

StrongMind Digital Curriculum for grades 6-12 is among the first to go beyond rigor and alignment to truly resonate with and engage today’s digital native learners. It was developed specifically for the 20,000+ students at Primavera Online High School, Arizona’s … Continue reading

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What Color is the Car?

Using VR and AR to drive learner exploration. GUEST COLUMN | by Rob Manson When my son was little I remember helping he and his friends learn to cross the road safely. When we started, they got the usual drill … Continue reading

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