Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Building Blocks

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Building Blocks

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The new version of McGraw-Hill Education's supplemental math program Building Blocks has 50 percent more games, iPad accessibility and increased support for Common Core and state standards through eighth grade. Featuring personalized lessons and adaptive learning technology, Building Blocks guides students through a series of games based on their abilities or as assigned by the teacher. Students progress automatically through the program once they master each concept.


Pasco Scientific's Spark Element is a handheld, science-learning device. The water-resistant, Android-based tablet offers a multi-touch display; a high-definition camera and USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Spark Element also features a built-in accelerometer and a sound sensor, and it is capable of connecting to more than 80 all-digital Pasport sensors. A smart cover can protect the screen or device by elevating it of a laboratory surface.


SAS Curriculum Pathways has released Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners. The handbook includes practical tips on creating applications for education, and highlights opportunities for collaboration between educational technology providers and educators. It also advises parents and educators on how best to use mobile learning resources in class and at home, and how mobile devices can help in educating students with special needs.


The RGS Education Chromebook is a ruggedized device designed for use in the classroom. It is built with a plastic bumper, a water-resistant keyboard and anti-peel keyboard keys. The Chromebook is designed to withstand a fall from a standard-height student desk (70 cm), and ofers a 9.5-hour battery life. RGS Education Chromebooks weigh less than 3 pounds and are PARCC and Smarter Balanced compliant.


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