Technology in the Classroom

3 Tips to Successfully Create Virtual Field Trips in Your Classroom

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:31
Here are three tips from an experienced teacher on successfully creating virtual field trips in the classroom.

Science and STEM Educators Win 2017 Vernier NSTA Technology Awards

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:08
Seven elementary through college-level educators have won the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, valued at $5,500 each and sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

SparkFun Opens micro:bit Technology to American Markets

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:55
SparkFun Electronics has begun carrying the micro:bit in the United States, starting this month and shipping in early May 2017. The micro:bit — a beginner-friendly, reprogrammable microcontroller — gained popularity after the BBC gave the board to every 11- and 12-year-old student in the United Kingdom to inspire a new generation to pursue innovation in computer science.

NSTA Joins March for Science Global Campaign

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:00
The National Science Teachers Association will be participating in March for Science, a global campaign that sounds a call for support and safeguards for the scientific community amidst recent policy changes that have caused worry among scientists.

Kid-Friendly Platform for Creating Digital Books

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:00
Easy to use platform is great artistic tool, intro to digital creation

AI Market to Grow 47.5% Over Next Four Years

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:26
The artificial intelligence (AI) market in the United States education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.5 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a new report by market research firm Research and Markets.

Twitter Attack Follows Reporters Comment About High School Basketball Fans

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:07
A New Hampshire school district superintendent has apologized after dozens of students deluged a sports reporter with vulgar and inappropriate tweets after he questioned their cheering skills at a high school basketball game.

Open Up Resources, EL Education to Launch Free K–5 ELA Curriculum

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:30
The full-course curriculum, authored by experts in ELA, comes with student and teacher materials; a reading list; a curriculum map; family resources and more. All materials will be openly licensed and free to download later this summer. The curriculum offers supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.

Active Reading Enabled With Top eReading Platform

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:30
An easy-to-use tool with excellent Common Core-aligned lessons built right in.

Charter Communications Joins with Harlem Fund to Open Spectrum Learning Lab

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:05
Charter Communications is joining with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum Learning Lab at HEAF’s main program site, located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.

Adaptive OER Series Teaches Science Through Space Exploration

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:51
Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips on space exploration.

Raspberry Pi Robotics Competition Coming to Philadelphia

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:29
A Raspberry Pi robotics competition is coming to the United States for the first time. Students in grades 6 through 12 will have the opportunity to put their robots to the test in the first-ever "Pi Wars USA," taking place at a Pennsylvania school in early June.

Future Ready Schools

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:50
Future Ready Schools is a free, bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.

Wiki-Style Communication Tool Supports Critical Thinking

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:00
Encourage collaborative, student-centered learning with this useful platform

Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:00
This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:00
Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

Measured Progress Releases eMPower Assessments

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:00
Measured Progress has launched eMPower Assessments to K–12 districts nationwide. This new suite of assessments measures student growth for grades 3 through 8 and connects to the SAT Suite of Assessments.

App Offers Real-Time Collaboration for Educators

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:20
Voice- and text-messaging app is a teacher PD standout

How to Incorporate Digital Learning for Increased Student Success

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 23:12
Blended learning is driving student success in schools across the U.S., and education leaders in school districts far and wide are taking notice of the results. Blended learning combines online learn..