Technology in the Classroom

Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:27
Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.

Superior Multi-function Photography App Shines

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:10
Top-notch photography app crams in professional functionality

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 18:51
Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

Carnegie Speech ELL Speech Technology Coming to K-12

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 15:04
Carnegie Speech is bringing its technology for English language learners to K-12 schools through a new partnership with Sunburst Digital.

Solomon Schechter School to Establish $1 Million K-8 STEAM Center

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:43
The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is establishing a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) center for its K-8 students using a $1 million gift.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:25
Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."

Mansfield ISD Deploys Fiber Optic Network

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 17:56
Mansfield Independent School District in Texas is implementing an all-fiber optic network to provide its 33,000 students and 4,200 staff members with data, video and voice service.

Nepris Updates Platform To Ease STEM Professional Connections to Classrooms

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 17:03
Nepris has updated its social STEM platform to make it easier for industry professionals to reach out to teachers and offer their insights on science, technology, engineering and math topics.

Atlanta Public Schools Steps up Cloud-Based HR Functions

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:44
Atlanta Public Schools has enhanced its existing cloud-based human resources software to add more features for both new and existing employees.

Showbie Adds Digital Portfolios for 1:1 Classrooms

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:55
Showbie, a classroom workflow app, has added a new digital portfolio feature for one-to-one environments to its pro version.

Report: Education Use Driving Low-Cost 3D Printer Purchases

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
The primary driver for consumer-grade 3D printers that cost under $2,500 is purchasing done by schools and universities.

Mathantics: Adding and Subtracting Integers

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 01:10
On this particular Mathantics video students learn how to add and subtract integers.

Knox County Schools Add Solar Energy as Part of County Initiative

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 17:43
Eleven schools in Knox County, TN will get new solar photovoltaic panels as a result of a deal between the county and a private partner.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Create Online Marketplace for Educational Resources

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:12
The HMH Marketplace will allow independent developers and educators the ability to find, share and sell their own educational resources.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 14:42
Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Shmoop Launches Resources for Behavioral Interventions

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 13:47
Shmoop has launched new resources designed to the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support framework.

Council Rock School District Deploys Integrated Network Security System

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:13
Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania has implemented an integrated system to help IT staff identify and resolve network security issues for its 15 schools, 13,000 students and staff, and 5,000 devices.

Illinois District adopts Online Math Curriculum To Improve Critical Thinking

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 17:25
The La Moille Community Unit School District has implemented a new elementary online math curriculum in an effort to help develop critical thinking skills.

BoomWriter Launches Pro Version

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 15:48
BoomWriter has launched Pro, a suite of features designed to help teachers better assess student writing skills.

Out of Eden Learn Project To Expand to 70,000 Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 14:07
The project to help young people learn about the world will grow with the help of a commitment from the Clinton Global Initiative.