Technology in the Classroom

6 Tips to Ensure Free Education Apps Are Safe

Tech and Learning News - 15 hours 18 min ago
From compatibility to analytics, educators need to consider more than the price when it comes to free education apps

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches Scholarship Contest for Graduating High School Seniors in Mississippi, Alabama

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:02
One way to support the education of more teachers in these states is via direct awards to students.

Kahoot Games Now Work in Microsoft Teams

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 13:29
Education technology company Kahoot has added integration with Microsoft Teams.

Remote Learning and Mental Health: Preparing for Back to School

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 05:00
When considering remote learning and mental health in back-to-school plans, being aware and nimble is critical

CDC Updates Considerations for Re-opening Schools

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:40
New guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on implementing best safety practices and creating healthy environments

Remote Learning and Mental Health: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 05:00
When it comes to remote learning and mental health, educators have to remember that everything is not "normal."

DreamBox Adds Predictive Analytics for Monitoring Student Readiness in Math

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:25
Education technology company DreamBox Learning has released new software that lets educators predict how well their students would do with high-stakes math testing — even though the testing isn't happening.

Students Get Online Minecraft Camp Opportunity

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:17
Nonprofit Connected Camps has structured online summer camp programs. Almost all involve the use of Minecraft. This isn't the organization's first foray into online summer camps; more than 10,000 young people have participated in its programs over the last five years.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:53
Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated May 21)

Missouri HS Esports Association Joins National Federation

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:43
The Missouri High School Esports Association (MHSEA) has become an official statewide affiliate of NASEF, a nonprofit that runs competitions and training programs, helps set up afterschool clubs and develops esports curriculum. NASEF's activities and resources are available free.

NASEF Runs Non-Player Esports Challenge

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:38
Prize bundles include $500 individual scholarships and esports club grants, along with gift cards, a pizza party, tech gear and recognition on the NASEF website and social media.

National Survey on COVID-19 Seeks Student Responses

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:34
The initiative by YouthTruth is inviting school districts to encourage students in grades 6-12 to share what they're experiencing while schools are closed.

XPRIZE Announces Video Game Design Challenge for Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 12:49
XPRIZE — the organization known for designing and managing major prize competitions to spur major technological advances — is launching XPRIZE Connect, a new program to get young people to pursue careers in STEM (and eventually become XPRIZE competitors themselves).

Tech & Learning Remote Learning Series: Planning for Next Year: Transition to Blended Learning

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:04
Remote learning will be part of learning going forward according to leaders from Parkland School District and Township High School District #211.

Preparing for Back to School: Fall Showdown: Remote vs. Online

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 05:00
For back to school planning, Gilbert Public Schools is focusing on implementing what's been working during remote learning

ScreenBeam® Classroom Commander Orchestration Platform Now Supports Chromebook One-to-One Classrooms

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 21:28
ScreenBeam Inc.'s Classroom Commander orchestration platform is now available for both Chromebook and Windows 1:1 classroom environments.

How to Improve WiFi Connection for Remote Learning Using a WiFi Booster

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 05:00
Improve WiFi to avoid freezing on video or audio by following these tops tips on how to best set up an extender.

Remote Learning and Mental Health: What Educators Need to Be Aware Of

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 05:00
When it comes to remote learning and mental health, educators have to actively stay connected with students and families

Accelerate Learning Announces STEMscopes Math

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:46
New digital curriculum aims to create meaningful math experiences for real-world application

Updated: Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:57
In response to the number of states, districts and schools that are shuttering schools to students in response to fears about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated May 19)

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