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Switch in Curriculum Alone Doesn't Boost Student Outcomes

A cross-institutional study found that textbook choice hardly matters in improving K-12 student achievement. The project was led by researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University.

AAXA Rolls Out Sub-$1,000 Mini 4K Projector

AAXA Technologies, known for its micro and pico projectors, has launched a new 4K/ultra HD-resolution "mini projector" that comes in at less than a thousand bucks.

SimXperience Upgrades G-Force Simulator Seat for Esports

SimXperience has launched the GS-5 G-Seat, a G-force simulator seat designed primarily for racing esports and flight simulators that offers a number of refinements over its predecessor, the GS-4.

U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center

An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 18, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Kajeet Expands SmartBus Solutions

Kajeet is announcing improvements to its SmartBus offerings to create a fully connected bus for school districts. These enhancements include push to talk headsets, a camera offload function and intelligent sensors.

Congress Wants to Fund WiFi on School Buses

A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a bill to make it easier for students to get their homework done on buses through installing wireless internet connectivity.

Senators Introduce Bill to Support Early Childhood STEM Education, STEM Equity

Sen. Jacky Rosen is leading an effort to introduce legislation that would create and expand research in STEM initiatives under the National Science Foundation.

Free Tools Aim to Help Teachers Implement PBL in the Classroom

Each project guide includes a "driving question," a project description, the learning standards the project addresses, the anticipated outcomes and reflection questions to help educators bring the learning to life in their own settings.

University-Created Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration for Free

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.

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