In digital textbook transition, device availability is just the beginning

In the past year, leading technology companies have made big strides in bringing tablet computers into classrooms across the country. But while the availability of new devices is certainly critical, the successful transition to digital textbooks relies on many interconnected factors.

Does ed tech need its own Consumer Reports?

A new proposal calls for a Consumer Reports-like rating body to evaluate new digital learning tools. Ed tech innovators like the idea in theory but they worry that it won’t work in practice.

Desmos gets Google Ventures funding for next-gen graphing calculator

Google Ventures has invested in Desmos, a startup offering a free, browser-based graphing calculator. The funding follows previous investments from Kapor Capital, Learn Capital, Kindler Capital, and Elm Street Ventures and brings the startup’s total amount raised to more than $1 million.