Technology in the Classroom

State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:20
Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

Report: Best Practices for ELL Students in Personalized Environments

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:49
The report, "Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning," offers six case studies of schools that have created personalized and competency-based environments for ELL students.

Maker of Dash & Dot Robots Releases Coding Lessons

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:41
The curriculum covers six levels, for grades K through 5. In the level intended for the earliest learners, students get an introduction to robotics and learn about sequences, algorithms, loops and design thinking. By grade 5, they learn about variables.

Research: Sophomores a Decade Later

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:13
Researchers look at outcomes for students who were part of the generation that came of age during the dot-com bubble, the attacks of September 11, the Great Recession and myriad changes in the business of higher education, including higher tuition and a greater reliance on ever-larger student loans.

D2L Brightspace Summer17 Offers Efficiency, Data Access

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:00
D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its Brightspace learning management system with a new Summer17 release.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:00
ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

29,000 Female Students Took AP CS Exam in 2017

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:46
This year, more than 29,000 female students took an Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) exam, according to a report by Code.org. That’s 11 times more than the number of female students, 2,600, who took the AP CS exam 10 years ago.

DreamBox Debuts Data-Driven Professional Development for Math Teachers

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:00
DreamBox Learning is out with a professional development solution that leverages real-time student data from the company's adaptive learning platform for mathematics.

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:58
The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:42
The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.

MeTEOR Education Releases ‘Humanizing the Education Machine’ Companion Workbook

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:00
MeTEOR Education is out with a companion workbook for "Humanizing the Education Machine: How to Create Schools that Turn Disengaged Kids Into Inspired Learners." The new "Humanizing the Education Machine: Thinking Guide" builds on ideas from the book and allows readers to personalize them for specific communities, schools, classrooms and learning goals.

Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:00
More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

An Inspirational Creation Suite for Students & Teachers

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:00
Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites

Zagg Introduces Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:18
Zagg, a Salt Lake City-based mobile device accessories company, today has introduced a wired keyboard for all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector.

Educational Toys Market Expected to Grow 10 Percent through 2021

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:01
The global educational toys market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 10 percent from the present to 2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.

Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:59
The average cost of a data breach in the United States rose for the fourth straight year.

Prodigy Releases Free ‘Big Resource of Math Word Problems’

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:30
Prodigy, a mathematics gaming company, recently made 120 examples of math word problems for students in grades 1-8 available to teachers at no cost.

Alma Adds Custom Reporting Features to Relieve Data Burden for IT

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:00
A new in-app feature within the Alma student information system and learning management system aims to ease the burden of student data for IT staff, while also increasing autonomy for teachers, principals and school district officials.

Report: Millennials and Generation Z are Changing Media Habits

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:40
Millennials say they’re watching more videos and spending more time on social media, but they are not necessarily decreasing their attention to other media. However, a recent study states that younger internet users, the so-called Generation Z (ages 13 to 17), are moving away from text-based content online, as well as television, while increasing their time with video and social media.

Several School Districts in U.S. Cancel Class for Aug. 21 Eclipse

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:04
School districts in Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and other states have canceled class Aug. 21, owing to a total eclipse of the sun expected on that date across a wide swath of the United States.

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