Technology in the Classroom

Stoichiometry Tutorials: The Mole

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:00
Today is Mole Day, celebrated from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., on 10/23, commemorating Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23).

$2 Million Grant To Fund Pilot in Online AP Instruction

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:25
Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.

EBSCO, OpenAthens Partner on Single Sign-On

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:10
EBSCO Information Services has expanded a previous partnership with Eduserv's OpenAthens to provide users with a single sign-on tool to log into an organization's content accounts.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Innovation Incubator

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:26
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is launching a new incubation effort, HMH Labs, in an effort to spur innovation in technology solutions for education.

Girls School Promotes Digital Kindness Week

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:35
Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 are more like than boys to have been bullied online and to have bullied others that way, according to research by the Cyberbullying Research Center. That's one of the reasons why a private all-girls' K-12 school in Maryland is inoculating its students against cyber-bullying by hosting its first ever "Digital Kindness Week."

App Launched To Boost Student Interest in Congress

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:30
The Student Governmental Affairs Program now has an interactive app for high school students.

Adobe Voice: Useful Tool For Teachers, Students

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:00
Easy-to-use tool for creating high quality voice-narrated slide shows

Rainforests and Why They Are Important

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:00
This is Rainforest Week, so celebrate by finding out more than you knew about this important biome.

E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:34
A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.

Splashtop Now Allows Remote Access to Whiteboards From More Devices

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:13
With a strategic alliance with Sharp now in place, Splashtop can be used remotely with Aquos Boards.

Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00
'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:35
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:30
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

The Giraffe Heroes Project

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:00
The motto for the Giraffe Heroes Project is Nobis Est, So Stick Your Neck Out.

Netop Debuts Classroom Workflow App for iPads

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:13
Netop has released a new classroom workflow management app, Vision ME, in an effort to make teaching with iPads easier.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:09
According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.

Triumph Learning Launches Waggle for Smarter Balanced

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00
The personalized learning platform now includes 26 new item types, including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Touch Boards for Classrooms

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:22
Mimio this week launched a pair of interactive touch boards. The new MimioBoard line includes 78-inch and 87-inch models, each offering six-point touch.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:30
Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Video Tutorial: Pages 2013 - Fundamentals Training

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:00
This online training series will bring you through the basics of Pages to some if its more advanced features.