Tech Showcase roundup: August

From a free set of math lessons to a new app that teaches students about the presidential election process, an update on the latest ed-tech product and service offerings.

Stanford center offers free math activities, videos for K-12 instruction. Youcubed, a center at Stanford University, has debuted "Week of Inspirational Math," five free math lessons for K-12 teachers. The series, which aims to foster visual and creative math experiences, comes with activities and motivational videos.

Online marketplace lets teachers earn money for curriculum. A new online community called ClassFlow Marketplace lets teachers buy and sell their original educational content, such as lessons plans, assessments, worksheets. Educators can join at no cost, set their own prices (or offer for free) and receive payment immediately upon sale.

App teaches students about presidential election process. Voters Ed walks students through the presidential election process, from the electoral college, to the primaries and polls, to candidates stance on issues and more. Teachers can purchase a one-year subscription or lesson plan sets.

Science and social studies library adds assessment tool. Kids Discover Online, an online library of science and social studies curriculum, now includes an assessment feature. Teachers can build quizzes and assignments using the system's pre-written questions or craft their own.

SPED experts to discuss results-driven accountability. In this webinar, Louisiana State University's Alan Coulter and Presence Learning's Clay Whitehead will share how states are managing achievement gaps with their special education programs under OSEP's Results-drive Accountability initiative. Registration is open now for this September 20 event.

SafeSchools has launched a new set of online courses on school transportation safety.

Infocus's Mondopad Ultra is a 4K multi-touch display supporting video conferencing, whiteboarding and collaboration, among other features.

PD courses teach educators how to use Follett products. Follett has released a new set of professional-development courses designed to help educators use its products. The courses, available on site or via webinar, cover a variety of topics, including digital books and digital research tools.

BenQ has launched its CH100, a wireless business projector with sRGB graphics and full HD 1080p resolution.

Odysseyware has launched its Agribusiness Systems course, designed to educate students on the business agriculture. The semester-long course includes activities to teach about business, management, marketing, and the financial skills needed to produce agricultural products for domestic and international markets.

 

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