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Canvas Practice to Help Teachers in PD

Instructure has released Canvas Practice, a video-based learning tool for use in professional development areas. The program is an addition to the Canvas learning management system, intended for use in teacher training programs.

CoSN Adds 4 New Board Members

CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, announced its new board of directors Wednesday. The organization, which advocates for technology in education and provides resources for K–12 technology leaders, added four new members, including three district IT leaders and a representative from Amazon Web Services.

Students Explore Safety, Environment Uses in 'Drones for Good' Contest

When two teens were dramatically rescued last year from a rip tide off the eastern shore of Australia by a drone dropping a flotation device into the water, it made apparent what drone pilots have been saying for a long time: Drones have multiple practical uses.

SETDA Gets New Executive Director

Former head Tracy Weeks recently left the organization to join learning management system company Instructure.

5G to Propel Resurgence in Smart Phone Growth

Smart phones will continue to decline for the third straight year in 2019, but the advent of 5G will help propel mobile device growth at least through 2023, according to a new market forecast.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 25, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

Los Angeles to Host City of STEM Science Festival

The city of Los Angeles will kick off a major event in April highlighting STEM resources and providing attendees with activities, entertainment and access to companies focused on everything from aerospace to makerspaces.

Report: Emotional Well-Being investment Improves Student Outcomes

A new survey finds schools that place an emphasis on student emotional well-being have better cognition outcomes.

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