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Software and hardware for the classroom.

Sep 15, 2020


Game Exploring Phytoplankton As a STEM-to-STEAM Research Subject

Phyto Heroes is a game about phytoplankton, tiny creatures invisible to the human eye that make half of the world’s oxygen while also feeding the ocean’s creatures. Through simple touch activities, children learn how their everyday actions, such as turning off the lights, can affect carbon levels, pH balance, and temperature.

Cloud-based classroom management

Sep 15, 2020

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Sep 01, 2020


Videoconferencing System That Brings Online the Interactivity of In-Person

Bryan Lee, a rising senior at Harvard University, has spent the last several months building a videoconferencing system called Congregate. Its purpose is to recreate the moment of walking into a room and choosing which group of people to sit with.

Sep 01, 2020


Experimental Software System Supporting Ad Hoc, Private Videoconferences

Countless educational conferences have had to go virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the biggest benefits of real-world conferences has been lost: the casual meetings with other educators that often produce new ideas and opportunities. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Northeastern University are testing a new video chat service called Minglr that lets online conference-goers bump into each other virtually.

Aug 28, 2020


Back to School Funding

Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:


Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media


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