Technology in the Classroom

7 Schools Win Blended Math Grants

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:39
Students at seven schools in California and Texas will have access to a blended math program thanks to a grant from an engineering and construction company.

Edmentum Updates Sensei with Expanded Reporting, New Views

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:18
Edmentum has updated its data platform, Edmentum Sensei, with expanded reporting for teachers using the company's Study Island platform and new views for Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments.

Everything You Need to Know: December Solstice 2014

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:00
See a diagram of the tilt of the earth on the winter solstice and watch the earth rotate showing sunlight on the earth on that day.

Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:08
Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.

New York Charter School Implements Consolidated SIS and Financials

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:18
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in New York City has replaced its home-grown information system with a consolidated student information and financial system.

Apple security updates

Apple iPad News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:08
This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

Apple security updates

Apple Ipad Support - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:08
This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

Smartphone Shipments Surge as Feature Phone Sales Drop

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:36
Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:15
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.

Georgia Institutions Share $4.5 Million in Grants

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:21
Eighteen educational institutions and groups in Georgia will share $4.5 million over the next two years to improve student achievement in the state.

Washington Ed Tech Co-Op Adds New Services

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30
The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) has expanded its relationship with a provider of tools for gathering student information.

DC Public Schools Selects partner for Social Studies Assessments

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:05
District of Columbia Public Schools has chosen a partner to develop items for its online social studies assessments of students in grades 6-8.

Wright Flyer Project: Dreams of Flight

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:00
A few years ago a group of engineers met at Flabob Airport in California to analyze the characteristics of the first plane and its flight to see if they could make a replica that would fly.

California District Adopts Online Registration and Payment Tools

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:59
California's San Marino Unified School District has adopted an online registration and payment system in an effort to streamline the processes.

Aerohive Intros Ruggedized 802.11ac Access Point for Outdoor Wireless

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:56
Aerohive is rolling out a new 802.11ac access point designed to handle harsh outdoor environments.

Grant: Get an Active Learning Classroom from Steelcase Education

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:32
North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.

Florida STEAM School Goes 1:1 with Grant Funding

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:35
A federal magnet program gives a Melbourne, FL school $1 million to provide each student with a laptop.

iRobot Debuts Roomba-Based Robot Platform for STEM Ed

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:30
iRobot has launched a preassembled robot platform, dubbed Create 2, designed to give students, teachers and developers experience programming robots.

A Symphonic Revolution: Ludwig van Beethoven: ‘Eroica’

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:00
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony explore Beethoven’s life and the Eroica Symphony in particular.

Denton ISD Adopts Mobile App To Push Student Engagement

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:07
The Denton Independent School District has deployed a free mobile app in an effort to improve student participation.