Technology in the Classroom

Canon Unveils 3 New Cloud-Connected Printers

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:33
Canon has unveiled three new all-in-one inkjet photo printers, the Pixma MG7520, the Pixma MG6620 and the Pixma MG5620, new to its line of cloud-connected printers.

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:37
While schools have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:17
Florida Virtual School has partnered with Grom Social to create Solar Skate, an iOS math game designed to reinforce geometry concepts for students in grades 4-8.

MeetingOne Aims To Help Integrate Meetings into Blackboard Courses

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:01
MeetingOne has launched a new version of a product that will let instructors and teaching assistants integrate meetings into existing Blackboard Learn courses.

Riverside USD Pilots Personalized Learning

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:38
Riverside Unified School District in California will pilot personalized learning at five schools this fall in an effort to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to education.

PresenceLearning Offers Whitepaper on Using Blended Learning for SPED

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30
“Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” is based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise.

8 Middle Schools Receive Thousands of Tablets From Digital Promise

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00
Nonprofit Digital Promise is donating thousands of tablets, along with specialized PD, to eight middle schools across the country through a Verizon Foundation grant.

Mathematics Illuminated: Game Theory

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00
Give your students real world practice with mathematics by using the interactives section of this extensive look at game theory.

Pathbrite Portfolios Now Featuring Credly Badges

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:00
Digital badge company Credly is partnering with Pathbrite, in a move that will let users add their Credly achievements to their digital portfolios.

Texas State U San Marcos Wins $15 Million To Create STEM Teacher Professional Development

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:51
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers with the help of a $15 million grant from NASA.

Dassault Systèmes Debuts Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:04
Dassault Systèmes has unveiled Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

Summer Professional Development Series: Creating Engaging Presentations

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:00
The Atomic Learning Spotlight Creating Engaging Presentations provides tips to help make classroom presentations fun and informative.

Dig-It! Games Releases Maya Quiz App

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:00
The game features more than 100 factual, randomized trivia questions about Mayan archaeology, history and culture.

Channel One Cues Up New Online Video Library

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:30
Channel One News is adding a new searchable education video library focused on helping students locate sources around current events and related topics, such as politics and healthcare.

Jupiter Adds Anonymous Hotline for Bully Prevention

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:13
Jupiter Ed has added an anonymous hotline for reporting bullying to Jupiter iO, its learning management, gradebook, analytics and student information solution.

Kids Create Social Stories With Pictello

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00
Pictello is a great way for kids to create social stories that can help them find their unique voice and prepare for internal and external struggles. Aims to Be 'Consumer Reports' for Common Core Materials

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:30
The nonprofit will provide free, Web-based reviews of instructional materials, with a focus on “alignment to the Common Core and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators, including usability, teacher support and differentiation.”

Generation Eight: Masters of Disaster

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:00
Masters of Disaster, presented by Eight, Arizona PBS, offers three collections of printable activities that teach students about home and personal safety.

Games: The new learning experience

eSchool News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 02:00

As gaming technology evolves, the educational implications are almost endless

It seems you can’t go anywhere in the education world without hearing about game-based learning. At its core, game-based learning connects learning and meaning to content to give students an intrinsic learning experience, in which the games elevate the content in a meaningful and engaging way.

Games are particularly effective learning tools because they give students open-ended environments in which to explore, play, and create.

True game-based learning uses intrinsic experiences and moves away from a more simple extrinsic rewards-based system where students play the game in pursuit of a reward or achievement and are disconnected from the fundamental content.

Games combine just the right degree of challenge with just the right amount of engagement, said Lucien Vattel, CEO of GameDesk, a nonprofit focusing on research and development around game-based learning. GameDesk recently launched Educade, an online portal that links students, teachers, and parents to an online resource library full of apps, games, and hands-on activities.

(Next page: How games can impact learning)

App Fosters Kids' Creativity

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:00
From cardboarding to cooking, this app helps kids find the fun in DIY