T.H.E. Journal News

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Researchers To Study Student Achievement at Virtual Schools

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:10
Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds New Developer Portal

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:24
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched the HMH Developer Portal, a new online interface where developers, designers and educators can access the company's newly exposed application programming interfaces (APIs) to create new learning applications and integrate them with HMH applications.

Colorado League of Charter Schools Turns to Nonprofit To Improve Assessment

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:35
The Colorado League of Charter Schools has teamed with a private partner in an effort to improve student assessment at charter schools across the state.

New Charging Carts Introduced by Trident Case

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 14:37
Two new charging carts have been introduced by Trident Case, including one that will charge up to 30 tablets at one time.

Kramer Intros BYOD AV Control in the Cloud

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:53
Pro AV vendor Kramer has launched K-Touch 3.0, a cloud-based platform for room control and automation via any Android or iOS device.

Washington Students Learn Computer Science Through Game Development

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:28
A half-dozen students in Washington are learning computer science skills at the local headquarters of a game developer.

Survey: Anti-Poverty Initiatives Are Top Priority for State Teachers of the Year

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:32
The top three funding priorities for student learning are anti-poverty initiatives, early learning and reducing barriers to learning, according to a new survey of the State Teachers of the Year.

Fayette County Schools Selects LMS To Boost Engagement, Achievement

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:03
Fayette County Public Schools has adopted a learning management system in an effort to improve student achievement and increase engagement with students, parents and the community.

3P Learning Launches Online Science Program

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:11
3P Learning’s IntoScience incorporates 3D environments, real-time gaming and structured activities for students in grades 6-8.

Van Andel Institute Offers Free Trial of STEM Platform

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:30
NexGen Inquiry is a cloud-based science investigation organizer built by teachers for teachers.

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space Launches Online Essay Coaching

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:17
Ruth Rumack's Learning Space has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.

Charter Organizations Developing Their Own Teacher Training Programs

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:12
A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools. Their reasoning: "Teachers who graduate from most traditional teacher education programs lack the skills needed to teach successfully."

Alabama District Adds Mobile App for Emergency Response

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:34
Alabama's Houston County Schools has adopted a new platform and mobile app in an effort to improve student safety.

Harvard Graduate School of Ed Debuts Free Online Library of Student Work

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:03
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.

Holy Cross High Implements Wi-Fi Network

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:32
Holy Cross High School, a private school located in Waterbury, CT, has implemented a wireless network to serve more than 650 students, faculty, staff and guests.

LogTera Launches Mobile App for Personalized Learning

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:22
LogTera has launched a new personalized learning app designed to boost teacher productivity and student performance.

Edgenuity Introduces Blended Learning Services Portal

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 15:30
The new suite of consulting, coaching and professional resources is designed to help schools and districts implement blended learning programs.

Ricoh Intros 7 New Projectors for Small Spaces

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:42
Ricoh’s new series of projection systems will be introduced during the InfoComm 2015 trade show.

Acer Intros Short-Throw Projector with Sound Powerful Enough for an Auditorium

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 08:30
The new Acer S385WHne professional series projector boasts short-throw technology and 20W integrated audio — enough sound for an auditorium-sized room.

NSTA Launches New Teacher Resources for Next Generation Science Standards

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:26
The National Science Teachers Association has released a series of tools to help teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards and the Framework for K-12 Science Education, including an e-book, a collection of videos and instructional resources.