Technology in the Classroom

Report: 40 percent of Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:21
Forty percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.

Lake County School District Saves $1 Million, Adds a Week of Instruction Time by Adjusting Bells

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:30
Lake County enlisted the help of Amplify School by Design (SxD), a software and consulting service designed to increase school efficiency and quality, which determined that the district could add instructional time by shifting the first and last bells of the day.

American Public: Make Teachers Apprentice for a Year

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:55
The American public has some very specific opinions about how teachers can become better at their jobs in helping K-12 students learn, according to a new survey from PDK and Gallup.

'Operation Play' Intros Game-Based Learning to Teachers

T.H.E. Journal News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:50
An education game-maker has rousted nine other organizations focused on game-based learning to jointly introduce Operation Play, a weeklong initiative to give educators ideas for introducing games into their classrooms.

Survey: Admissions Officers, High School Students Differ on Support for Coming SAT Changes

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:06
Kaplan Test Prep, a major provider of test preparation products for the SAT exam and others, recently asked college admissions officers and high school students what they thought of the upcoming changes to the test. The company found that admissions officers were generally more supportive of the modifications than the students, and the difference of opinion surfaced in several areas.

The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in Governing of the United States

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:00
Tomorrow is Constitution and Citizenship Day, when there is a federal observance of the adoption of the Constitution in 1787.

STEM Contest Challenges Students to Imagine Future Technology

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:00
A science competition from Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association asks students to propose a new technology based on a problem that exists today for a shot at a $10,000 savings bond and other prizes.

LearnLaunch Opens Third Round of Funding for Ed Tech Startups

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:14
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, has opened for applications for the 2015 cohort.

Google Expands Public Maps Collection, Adds Resources for Educators and Students

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:30
Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.

Blended Schools Network Professional Development Courses Move to Udemy

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:33
Ed tech company Sibling Group Holdings will make all of its Blended Schools Network professional development courses available via Udemy.

Learn How to Play Recorder With Animated App

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:00
Well-designed lessons, fun animations teach kids to play the recorder

Latitude: The Art and Science of Fifteenth Century Navigation

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:00
Travel throughout the world, known and unknown, was made much easier and safer once the concept of latitude was understood.

ISTE Will Create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:00
ISTE will collaborate with the National Center for Literacy Education to provide expertise on the Common Core for professional learning, share resources with network members, develop a tool to guide alignment of instruction and learning activities to the standards, and publish examples on the NCLE and ISTE websites.

Gartner: Mobile Apps Ripe for Security Exploitation

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:49
Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security problems related to the mobile devices carried by the students and staff they serve. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."

Rosa Parks Middle Adds Chromebooks

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:00
Rosa Parks Middle School is part of the first wave of Montgomery County Public Schools to implement Chromebooks through the district's classroom technology integration initiative.

Video Tutorial: Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) Training

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:00
Today's video offers a preview of what's covered in the Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) Training series.

About the security content of iOS 7.1.2

Apple Ipad Support - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:45
This document describes the security content of iOS 7.1.2.

Adorable Woolly Mammoth Stars in Math App

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:00
Slice Fractions is a fun, innovative way to help kids build a strong conceptual understanding of fractions.

NPR: The Star-Spangled Battle of Baltimore

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:00
September 14 is the 200th anniversary of the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

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