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10 Products From CES That Will Impact the Classroom

The annual tech-fest known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place Jan. 6- 9 in Las Vegas, and companies new and old have already unveiled their latest bells and whistles. Here are 10 newly introduced products with the most potential for education.

Kansas College Initiates Online Incident Reporting System

Students and faculty at Hutchinson Community College can now report any kind of suspicious activity by clicking a button on the college’s Web site.

Stanford Launches MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.

Campus Fundraising Becomes Social

Increasingly, social media and crowdsourcing is being used by schools to call out to alumni, share community stories and, most importantly spark donations.



ED Opens Competition for ELL Professional Development

The United States Department of Education is tackling professional development of teachers and others working with English language learners.

Online Report Cards Grade Teacher Prep Programs

In the state of Texas the University of Houston got an A for its elementary and secondary education programs, while Texas A&M received a C+ for secondary education, and Wayland Baptist University earned Fs across the board. These grades, along with 2,300 others, were issued on a new online resource that ranks the teacher education programs run by American colleges and universities. The site was developed by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a research and policy organization focused on improving the teaching profession.

Pearson Playbook Lays out CBE Workstreams

Pearson Education has published a freely available online "playbook" that provides an overview of the "many moving parts and dependencies" that make up CBE program development.

UCLA's Clark Library Wins Digitization Grant

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles has landed a $194,000 grant to digitize English manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Survey Reports Top Challenge for CBE Is Meaningful Assessment Tools

Public Agenda's survey of competency-based education programs found gaps exist at most institutions between their goals and the achievement of those goals.

edX, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Team up on Scholarship Opportunities

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is partnering with edX to offer special scholarship consideration to qualified students in grade 7 who complete a course through the massive open online course provider.

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