A STEP APART: The American Federation of Teachers will exclusively operate online lesson plan site Share My Lesson. Co-developed by the AFT and TES Global, Share My Lesson has offered free online lesson plans and resources to 775,000 educators since 2012. TES Global plans to launch its own online re
CALOLO: $100,000 to DC-based Calolo in a friends-and-family round. Calolo, formerly known as CollegeAppz Inc., hopes to help students get organized around applying to college by providing a customizable to-do template and sending reminders to a user’s smartphone. More from DCInno.
The transition from middle school to high school is a big one, perhaps bigger than appears at first blush: Not only do students’ academic workloads increase, but simultaneously, so does their independence and responsibility.
For some kids, the leap to the responsibilities of high school from what they were doing just a few months before — lining up for the cafeteria, or having parents sign their report cards — is overwhelming, especially when factoring in added freedoms and new opportunities to be social.
FROM THE PHILLY FLOOR: The 2015 ISTE Conference has been filled with product announcements, and Google joined those ranks with an announcement of its own: developers can now embed the Classroom "share" button and sign up for the developer preview of the Classroom API, which will run until the end of