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LibrAdventures - A Map of Writers and Their Stories

LibrAdventures is a neat use of Google Maps that displays the place and the events that influenced famous authors and their works. LibrAdventures also includes some artists and film directors. You can explore LibrAdventures by selecting a name, a location, or an event from the drop-down menus at the top of the LibrAdventures homepage. You can also explore LibrAdventures by clicking placemark icons on the map.

Video Creation and Editing 101

Creating videos is one of my favorite classroom activities for students. A well-planned video project can be used to have students sharpen their research, writing, and revising skills while developing video production skills. Below you will find a collection of tips and resources for learning to become a better video editor. If you're looking for a mobile video creation tool, take a look at this comparison chart.

Gates Foundation Contributes $1.5M to DonorsChoose Projects

KEEP ON GIVING: Last week, the Gates Foundation pledged to top up the projects on DonorsChoose that reached the halfway mark during three designated days, figuring that it would donate $1 million to schools. Happily, people proved willing to stretch those Gates bucks even further: the Foundation rep

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Rhode Island’s Announces Plans To Be The First State To Go Fully Blended

GO BLENDED, OR GO HOME: This month, Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) announced a recent partnership with The Learning Accelerator to make Rhode Island the first fully “blended-learning State” in the nation. While little Rhody has an active history of supporting the digital transition, the

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?Admittedly Raises $1.2M to Inform College Choice Process

ADMITTEDLY: $1.2 million to New York-based Admittedly in a seed round led by Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers. Founded in 2013 fresh from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, the free service provides students, parents, and educators with resources and information to

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Germany's Sofatutor Raises $4.6M to Grow Online Learning Platform

SOFATUTOR: €3.5 million (approximately US $4.6 million) to Berlin-based Sofatutor in a Series C round led by German textbook publisher, Cornelsen; existing investors Acton Capital Partners, J.C.M.B. and IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft also participated. Founded in 2008, Sofatutor offers online videos a

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?Pluralsight Raises $135M to Grow Professional Training Library

PLURALSIGHT: $135 million to Farmington, UT-based Pluralsight in a Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners, who previously funded the company with $27.5 million in January 2013. ICONIQ Capital and Sorenson Capital also contributed. Pluralsight has now raised $165 million and claims to be valu

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[Procomún] ¡Nos vamos de viaje! Propuesta didáctica

Queremos recoger hoy la propuesta didáctica del Proyecto EDIA publicado como REA y con Licencia Creative Commons (Reconocimiento Compartir igual 4.0) en

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.

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