Technology in the Classroom

iCEV Career and Technical Ed Platform Adds Career Cluster Interst Inventory Tool

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:27
CEV Multimedia has added a Career Cluster Interest Inventory tool to its cloud-based career and technical education platform, iCEV.

iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:18
Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.

Superplus Adds Gaming Features to Vocab App for Students with Special Needs

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:15
Superplus has updated its SuperSpeak vocabulary skill-building iOS app for students with special needs to include a new play feature designed to improve student engagement.

Baltimore School Cuts Emissions, Beefs up STEM Ed with Solar Power

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:53
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.

StoryBots Adds Free Videos, Activities for Whiteboards, Tablets

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:03
JibJab Bros. Studios has expanded StoryBots with StoryBots Classroom, a free resource featuring hundreds of activities, videos and books for use with tablets, laptops and interactive whiteboards, as well as StoryBots Math Skills, a new collection of math lessons and games for kindergarten students.

Dremel Launches 3D Printing Ecosystem

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:00
Dremel, a company generally known for manufacturing tools, has developed a STEM education program to integrate 3D printing into the classroom.

Bretford Debuts Modular Charge and Sync Carts

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:26
Bretford has debuted a new charging and storage cart, the CoreX, for mobile devices and another line, featuring the new "MiX Module System," for MacBooks and iPads.

Walker County Schools Adopts Personalized Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:38
Walker County Public Schools in Jasper, AL has implemented a personalized learning system to support students in need of remediation or more advanced coursework.

Edsby LMS Finds Home in Canadian Districts and on Azure

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:52
A 35,000-student district in Ontario, Canada will be adding a cloud-based learning management system to expand its communication and collaboration among teachers, students and families. Simultaneous with the deployment announcement, Edsby also said it would soon be available on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's enterprise-grade cloud platform.

Pearson Launches Blended ELA Program

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:01
Pearson Education has introduced myPerspectives English Language Arts, a new blended print and digital curriculum for grades 6-12 English language arts.

National Association of School Psychologists Adds Free PD Option for Members

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:00
Members of the National Association of School Psychologists can now attend free PresenceLearning live webinars to earn continuing professional development credits.

Interactive Piano App Offers Fun & Feedback

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 00:10
Great sharing features help parents, teachers support piano practice

Study Finds Late School Start Improves Teen Behavior

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:09
A new study in the journal Sleep has confirmed the idea that there could be positive outcomes if high schoolers were able to start school later in the morning.

Solution Tree Updates Global PD

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:55
Solution Tree has updated Global PD to provide searchable access to professional development resources and support for sharing content playlists.

Art App Focuses on the Masters

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:10
Lets kids copy masterpieces and make them their own.

Bretford Debuts Seating and Desks for Active Classrooms

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:13
Bretford has launched a new line of classroom furniture designed for active learning spaces.

zSpace Debuts VR Math

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:03
Students of all ages can now do math in an interactive 3D virtual environment, thanks to a partnership between GeoGebra and zSpace.

Performance Matters Updates Unify Assessment Platform

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:02
Performance Matters has introduced PM Nation, a new addition to its Unify assessment platform.

Samsung Drills into STEM and Teamwork

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:01
Computer-maker Samsung Electronics has teamed up with two education technology companies to make systems especially targeted for STEM and collaborative learning scenarios.

Pearson GradPoint and Schoolnet Programs Get Updates

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:00
Pearson Education has updated two popular K-12 products, Schoolnet and GradPoint.