Technology in the Classroom

California Virtual Academies to be Audited by State Controller

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 18:47
California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has contracted with the state’s highest-ranking accountant to conduct an audit of California Virtual Academies (CAVA), a network of 15 online charter schools that enrolls about 15,000 students.

Promethean Introduces Updates to ActivPanel

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:00
The updated display from Promethean features externally accessible, upgradeable Android platform CPU and access to more than 500,000 apps.

Alive Studios to Launch Augmented Reality Storybook for Elementary Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:23
Alive Studios, which creates supplemental reading and math materials for students in grades preK-3, is introducing its first augmented reality children's storybook.

Samsung Unveils Notebook 7 spin

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:56
Samsung has launched the Samsung Notebook 7 spin, a new laptop designed for multimedia devotees looking for a versatile device that can grow to meet their changing needs. It will be available beginning June 26.

Unplag Updates Interface, Adds Commenting for Canvas LMS Users

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:27
Unplag has updated its cloud-based plagiarism detector with a new user interface and the ability for instructors using Canvas to leave comments on student assignments.

Texas Department of Information Resources Awards LMS Contract to itslearning

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:44
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has added itslearning to its statewide approved list of learning management systems. Texas school districts can now purchase the cloud-based teaching and learning platform with the knowledge that it has been successfully reviewed and determined to meet or exceed all requirements.

Visionaries: A Spotlight on ISTE 2016 Keynote Speakers

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:11
This year's conference will feature three keynote presentations focusing on topics ranging from STEM to social justice to innovative teaching practices.

EBSCO Integratess New Analytics Widget in Search Results

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:07
EBSCO has added the Plum Print widget to its EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOHost databases in an effort to offer users new research insights by viewing modern metrics.

Pre-ISTE Planning: Let us help you get the most from #ISTE2016

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:00
Pre-ISTE Planning: Let us help you get the most from #ISTE2016 On Demand Whether you’re traveling to #ISTE2016 in Denver or watching it from afar, your Tech & Learning team will keep you up to date o..

PASCO Scientific Unveils New Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:01
PASCO Scientific will unveil four new additions to its line of wireless sensors for STEM education at next week's ISTE conference.

NASBE Report Provides Recommendations for States Adopting Computer Science Standards

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:00
The latest policy update from NASBE outlines what states need to consider as they adopt standards for computer science instruction, highlighting several promising efforts.

Greene County School Teachers Practice CBL for Their PD

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:03
A Tennessee school district will be issuing digital badges to its teachers to recognize their professional learning achievements.

34 Teachers Will Attend Smithsonian STEM Academies This Summer

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:02
The Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, designed to help teachers develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math education, will bring 34 teachers from five states to Washington, D.C., this summer to participate in professional development academies at the Smithsonian.

Students to Compete in International Underwater Robotics Competition

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:01
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's 15th annual international student underwater robotics competition will kick off June 23 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston.

Follett Partners With 2 Tech Providers to Enhance Products

T.H.E. Journal News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:00
The educational technology supplier Follett has partnered with two companies to enhance two of its flagship products.

Priorities for College and Career Readiness

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:10
While the goal of a K–12 education was once high-school graduation, the focus has now shifted to college and career readiness.

Aerohive to Showcase and Demonstrate New Products at ISTE

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:37
Aerohive Networks, a wireless, cloud networking platform company, is showcasing new products at ISTE 2016 in Denver, June 26-29.

D2L Releases Summer16 Edition of Brightspace

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:25
Desire2Learn, or D2L, today launched the Summer16 release of Brightspace, its popular cloud-based learning management system, with a new user interface optimized for mobile devices.

Research Suggests Students Learn More When Collaborating in Virtual Reality Games

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:06
With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, some students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with other people in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more.

THE Journal's ISTE 2016 Conference Preview

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:50
This year's ISTE conference includes 1,164 sessions 625 companies. That's a lot of ground to cover in a mere four days! To help you make the most of your time at the show, we've rounded up this ISTE highlight tour for your visit.

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