New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers

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New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers Google has recently released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android. This new version has come with a slew of nifty features teachers can use for educational purposes with students in class. Following is a quick overview of the most fascinating features: 1. Voyager: Voyager is a showcase of interactive guided tours to help teachers and students virtually explore beautiful places from all around the globe. 2. “F...

Free Educational Resources–Digital Public Library of America

Free Educational Resources Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps A portal that serves as a search engine into the collections of libraries, museums and archives around the country has struck a deal with the Library of Congress to share several of its historic map collections. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a non-profit organization funded by foundations and government agencies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the nati...

8 High-Quality OER Collections

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8 High-Quality OER Collections Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for educators. Here are eight sources that can help. 1. CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations.  The content reportedly works across all platforms and devices, including iPads, Chromebooks...

New! HP announced Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition

HP today announced a new Chromebook designed specifically for students and teachers with an ‘Education Edition’ model of its Chromebook 11 G4. A durable, lightweight Chromebook designed fro students as well as educators. The G4 Education Edition is 20 mm thin and at just 2.7 pounds the Chromebook 11 G4 EE is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education designed to pass MIL-STD testing. Features rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges and has been tested with HP’s 70 cm drop te...

Considering 1-to-1 Program For Your School?

Start with a 1-to-1 Essentials Program from Common Sense, an organization dedicated to helping kids, teachers and schools thrive in a world of media and technology. The 1-to-1 Essentials Program offers tools to define your schools goals, survey your community, and lay the groundwork to implement a 1-to-1 program in three easy to follow phases: Phase 1 - Envision Phase 2 - Communicate Phase 3 - Implement To get your school started in implementing a 1-to-1 program, follow this link:...