Kajeet Releases Report Listing 99+ Grants to Fund Tech Initiatives
99 PROBLEMS (BUT A GRANT AIN'T ONE OF THEM): Money—it's often what either makes or breaks a school or district's tech initiatives. Where do you go when you need some funding for iPads or software? Kajeet just published a list of 99 grants, organized by state, to offer you some options...
Newsela Adds New Data and Real-Time Update Features for 'PRO' Subscribers
NEW FOR NEWSELA: For fans of nonfiction literacy platform Newsela, here’s a new feature—PRO users (a paid subscription that costs anywhere from $4,000 to $7,000 per school) now have access to real-time updates on assessment data, what students are reading, and the level they’re reading at...
IXL Launches Science and Social Studies Content for Middle School
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: IXL Learning has just launched adaptive science and social studies content for grades 6–8. According to IXL, the content is organized in a way that moves students through various stages of a skill; at each stage, students first learn factual knowledge, and then practice by analyzing examples and visual or written primary sources...
Coursera's Colorful Map Shows Online Learning Trends in the US
BIO BELT OR ART ANNEX? Red state, blue state, green state, yellow state. Coursera, a massive open online course platform, has mapped out the learning trends and interests among its 5 million U.S. users. The result is a colorful, interactive map of the states grouped into 12 distinct regions defined by online course popularity...
Faculty Workflow Tech Company Interfolio Acquires DATA180
INTERFOLIO, a workflow product used by higher-ed institutions to hire and manage faculty, has acquired faculty-activity reporting tool DATA180. According to the press release, the move will create a single platform for higher-ed faculty data, and “bring attention to ‘faculty tech’ that will spur growth and long-term investment in the category...
Enterprise Language Learning Startup Lingo Live Raises $5.2 Million
LINGO LIVE, a New York-based startup offering an online marketplace of language instructors, has raised $5.2 million in a Series A round led by Owl Ventures. Founded in 2014, the company tailors its offerings to the corporate world and counts Eventbrite, Holiday Inn and Twitter among its customers...