Technology in the Classroom

Teach Emotions, Facial Expressions With Multimodal App

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:30
Kids learn feelings with cute characters, familiar settings

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:24
Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:44
A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative.

Pennsylvania School for Disruptive Students Adopts RFID Pendant for Staff, Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:38
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations.

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics for Moodle

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:45
Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:25
New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing reading skills.

New Secure Charging Cart and Stations Introduced

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:22
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.

Ohio Renounces PARCC

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:19
Ohio has become the latest state to bail out of PARCC, one of the two major state consortia focused on developing Common Core assessments. That leaves just 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, as participants.

New Cases Accommodate Devices Up to 11.6 Inches

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:11
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.

Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:32
Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

Edgenuity Integrates Scantron Data To Improve Individualized Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:01
Edgenuity has partnered with Scantron to integrate Scantron Performance Series data with Edgenuity MyPath in a move designed to allow districts to use data previously gathered in the delivery of personalized instruction.

WLAN for a Massive 1:1 Learning Initiative

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:38
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth-largest school district in the United States, is acting on its vision of technology equality for all students by putting a Meru wireless network in all 365 schools.

Minecraft Builder Bowl Fosters Immersive Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:42
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:01
Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

Pearson Introduces Upgrades to Assessment, Writing Programs

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:00
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.

Report: Schools Making Slow, Steady Technological Progress

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 18:39
Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.

New Ultra-Portable Projector Weighs Half a Pound

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:46
The Touchjet Pond Projector, which will fit in the palm of your hand, can project an 80-inch image on any surface.

Edmodo Launches New Marketplace for Learning Resources

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:24
A new content marketplace for educators that is currently being tested in beta will be fully available later this fall.

Tips For Using Pinterest In The Classroom

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:23
Silvia Tolisano recently shared the following tips for using Pinterest in the classroom in a Webinar with a group of teachers in Argentina

18 Apps for Summer Reading

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:23
Monica Burns shares a handful of her favorite apps for readers of all ages