Blended Learning Via Technology in the Classroom

By Jacqui Murray on Teach Hub

…Through sites like Nepris, you make all the arrangements online, meet virtually on your class computer, and interact just as you would if you trundled everyone onto a bus, motored up the freeway in rush hour traffic, and shepherded everyone on a tour hoping no one got lost…Read full article here.


Problems With Unruly Classroom Behavior? There’s an App for That

By Matthew Lynch
April 20, 2017 on Education Futures Blog: Education Week

Hero rethinks traditional discipline policies and builds programs to recognize students in a positive way on a school-wide or district-wide scale…Read full article here.

K-12 Dealmaking: Hero K12 Unveils Investment Plans, and Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million

By Alexa J. Henry
04/18/2017 on EDWEEK Market Brief

In the latest dealmaking news, student behavior management application Hero K12 announced plans to invest and acquire ed-tech companies. Also, digital provider Smart Sparrow raised $4 million…Full story may require registration here.


10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

By Matthew Lynch
04/19/2017 on Education Futures Blog: Education Week

Stepping Stones 2.0: Comprehensive Mathematics- from ORIGO Education integrates print and digital resources to give teachers flexibility in how they teach K-6 math. SS 2.0 is loaded with additional practice, effective strategies, visual models, and teacher supports…Read full article here.

A Pilot Test of Revision Assistant and What We Learned in the Process

by Jacqui
April 17, 2017 on Ask a Tech Teacher

Revision Assistant, part of the Turnitin family, is a comprehensive virtual writing assistant for students that allows them to digitally edit and rewrite documents for any class…Read full article here.


Making Service Learning More Than Service

Guest Column by Dennis Pierce
04/12/2017 on EdTech Digest

…“It is enormously difficult to make students tell you anything personally significant about their community service,” says Michele Pitman, who created the platform, x2VOL… Read full article here.