Technology in the Classroom

Write and Share Music With Top Classroom Resource

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:43
Noteflight for Teachers helps teachers and students safely share assignments, musical concept examples, and opinions.

Academy School Revamps STEM Program for Classical Ed

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:30
The independent Berkeley-based school takes a Socratic, constructivist approach to education.

STEMscopes Update Improves Accessibility, Adds Games

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:00
Accelerate Learning has updated its digital science curriculum, STEMscopes, in an effort to improve engagement, increase accessibility and more.

Second Step, Panorama Partner to Pair Social-Emotional Assessment, Curricula

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:02
As a result of the partnership, Panorama's assessment tools have been aligned with the Second Step program to help guide instruction, intervention and individual student supports.

NEC Rolls Out Interactive Display Bundles for Classrooms

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:22
NEC has unveiled two new bundles designed specifically for K-12 and higher education and featuring large format displays.

Report: Most Educators Aware of OER, Don't Understand OER Licensing

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:30
A new report examines who the decision-makers are in curriculum adoptions and finds that a sizable percentage of schools have chosen open educational resources in the last three years.

Science Competition Promotes K-12 Science Standards and Innovation

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:09
An "assistance rod" that acts as a "rescue pack" for baby sea turtles. An improved cochlear implant that allows its wearer to hear a wider range of frequencies. An environmentally-friendly food wrap that will change color when the food inside has spoiled or been contaminated. Those are some of the winning student entries from previous "ExploraVision" science competitions. This year's event will be open for registration from K-12 students until Feb. 8, 2018.

5 Winners Named for Homework Gap Grant

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:33
The grant was designed to help schools pilot one of Kajeet's home access solutions in an attempt to provide internet access to student outside of school.

6.5 Million Students Lack Adequate Access

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:14
Altogether, 74,000 schools, 2.6 million teachers and 39.2 million students now have at least the minimum connectivity to access digital learning, while 1,587 rural schools still lack adequate infrastructure to meet the requirements.

No Coding Required to Create, Share Apps

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:56
Create real-world apps right away and make ideas come to life.

Report: AI, IoT, Security Threats Will Shape the Internet's Future

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:14
Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and cyber threats are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:30
The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

MetaMetrics Updates Lexile Framework for Students in Grades K-2

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:23
MetaMetrics has updated its Lexile Framework for Reading with three new enhancements designed to help beginning readers find books matched to their skill level more easily.

4 Recommendations for Closing Broadband Equity Gaps

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:13
SETDA and ENA have released a new report examining the steps states are taking to close the gaps in wireless access between their schools and districts.

Great Choice for Serious Coding Instruction

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:59
Differentiated text-based coding makes for truly authentic experiences

End Users Getting Better at Identifying Phishing Attacks

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:07
Users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago, according to data from Wombat Security Technologies.

High Schools to Teach App Development in New STEM Communities

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:30
Students at 57 NAF academies this year will have a chance to develop Android mobile apps using Lenovo devices and win tech prizes,

Nevada Governor Signs 1-to-1 Computing into Law

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:10
The new law follows a 1-to-1 rollout among 19,000 students in grades 5-8 and an implementation report that returned positive marks for the program, finding that students are more self-directed, collaborative and engaged in problem-solving.

LA County Students to Build STEM Skills in Fab Labs

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:30
The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.

Video Becoming the Norm in Education

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:37
Video is becoming as ubiquitous in classrooms as laminated periodic tables and whiteboards, according to the latest results of Kaltura's "The State of Video in Education" report.