Technology in the Classroom

Community College Pilot Studying Use of Lecture Capture Impact on Outcomes

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:59
An organization that works with community colleges and their students to help them succeed will be testing the use of lecture capture to improve outcomes.

Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:05
Nearly nine of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the University of Phoenix.

Syracuse Diocese Adopts New SIS for 22 Schools

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:20
After trying Rediker Software’s SIS at four schools last year, the Diocese of Syracuse made the decision to incorporate it all of its schools.

New App Gives Parents Real-Time Updates on Students' Math Progress

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 15:00
Optimized for iPhone and Android smartphones, Tabtor Parent Insights was created to help parents gain insights into their child’s performance and daily engagement with Tabtor Math, a tutoring program that delivers personalized teaching via iPads and Android tablets.

Chalkable Launches Platform To Streamline Personalized Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:23
Chalkable has launched a new digital learning platform, Chalkable Study Center, designed to bring together information, content and other tools for personalized learning.

P21 Research Series Offers Advice on 21st Century '4Cs'

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:00
A national non-profit that promotes the precepts of 21st century learning in K-12 has released a set of reports that examine how to embed the 4 "Cs" into the classroom and assess the impact.

Oklahoma District Adopts New SIS To Ease State Compliance

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:42
Lawton Public Schools will begin using Infinite Campus’ District Edition SIS in the summer of 2016.

Mimio Offers Free Tech Webinars for Administrators and Teachers

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:30
Topics will include how to get funding for classroom technology, the science behind technology’s positive effects on learning, practical tips for improving engagement and collaboration, and facilitating real-time assessment.

New NEC Projectors Aim To Enhance Collaboration

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:50
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced two new short-throw projectors designed to allow more collaboration among users.

Montana Students Tackle Digital Music Composition

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:05
Darby High School in Darby, MT, has begun the new school year with a new digital music lab designed to teach students, beginning in the eighth grade, to be music producers.

Sycamore Education Integrates More Features With Google Apps for Education

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
Sycamore Education has added more features to its student information system designed to improve integrate with Google Apps for Education.

Pluto in a Minute: How Did New Horizons Phone Home?

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:10
How do scientists at ground control know when something flying through outer space that fast reaches its target? It phones home, of course!

Cumberland County Schools Adopts Distance Learning for AP Courses Credit Recovery

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 15:42
Cumberland County Schools is expanding its "Global Communications Network," an initiative that allows students to virtually enroll in Advanced Placement, honors and credit recovery courses.

iNACOL Unveils Free Webinar on Google Apps and Personalized Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:38
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free Teacher Talk Webinar next month designed to examine the use of Google Apps for Education in personalized learning.

Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:30
The survey, which was conducted online this spring by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Future of Privacy Forum, included 1,002 parents in the United States with children 17 and under.

Dual Enrollment Program Allows High School Students to Earn College Credit Online

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:19
A new partnership between the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and the Community College of Beaver County allows high school students to experience college-level courses and earn college credits.

Survey: Parents on Board with Adaptive Digital Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 07:10
The vast majority of parents welcome adaptive digital learning as part of their children's classroom learning experience, according to a survey from McGraw-Hill Education.

National Audubon Society: City Life for Wildlife

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 01:10
Engage your students in the study of urban wildlife instead, and open their eyes up to observing the world around them.

Find the Fun in DIY

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 01:10
Fabulous way for kids to get skills and share their projects digitally.

Video Tutorial: Create Block Drop Games with ActionScript 3

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 01:10
Learn how to program a Tetris®-style block drop game!