Technology in the Classroom

Duke Energy Powers K–12 Schools with Solar Energy Grants

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 17:00
A new program from North Carolina power company Duke Energy involves a $300,000 investment for up to 10 schools to implement solar photovoltaic systems at their schools and expand renewable energy education.

New NEC LED Displays Designed for Long-Distance Viewing

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 15:15
NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.

Math for America Commits $2.5 Million to CS4All

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:00
The donation from New York-based Math for America will help train nearly 5,000 surrounding area teachers, as part of a citywide initiative to bring computer science education to all 1.1 million New York City public school students.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:00
Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

Create and Share Multimedia Projects with VoiceThread

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 05:40
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image

Boeing Giving $6 Million in Grants for STEM

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 19:53
Aerospace giant Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology workers, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Stopit App Enrolls 2 Million Students in Time for 'Stop a Bully' Week

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:59
Stopit, an anti-cyberbullying app and risk mitigation platform, has enrolled more than 2 million students this school year, thanks to strategic alliances with several insurance companies worldwide.

Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:00
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.

Turnitin Releases New iPad App

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:51
Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts New Math App for Grades K-2

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:44
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Go Math! Go, a new iOS app designed to playfully engage young students in interactive math experiences.

Projecting Savings and Social Responsibility in the Classrooms

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:33
Today, educators are confronted with many obstacles, including budget cuts, limited resources, green initiatives, and the elimination of educational programs. While everyone understands the importanc..

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:40
Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

36 Public Middle Schools to Join Inaugural Boston STEM Week

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00
During the first week of October, more than 7,000 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

Full Release of Minecraft: Education Edition Coming in November

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:26
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is slated to be released Nov. 1 with new features, including a "Classroom Mode," Nov. 1 will also be the cut-off date for users of the free early access edition.

Data Can Help Schools Confront 'Chronic Absence'

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:00
A new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center encourages schools and districts to use their own data to pinpoint ways to take on the challenge of chronic absenteeism.

Observation Platform Adds New Graphing Tool for PD Trendspotting

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:40
Edthena has added a new feature to its classroom video observation platform that is designed to enhance the feedback loop it provides for teachers' professional development.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:52
Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

Online Tool Offers Comparable Education Data for 100-Plus Cities

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 18:30
The George W. Bush Institute launched State of Our Cities, an interactive online tool that provides comparable education data to empower policymakers, leaders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions.

Virtual Field Trip to Mars for Middle Schoolers

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:54
Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week. Offers Tech Leasing Program for Schools

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:23, a reseller of education technology, has launched a new technology leasing service for K-12 and higher education.