T.H.E. Journal News

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CTL Intros New Chromebook for Education

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:26
CTL has partnered with Google to launch a new Chromebook for Education, which is available in two models, the CTL Chromebook J2 and the CTL Chromebook J4.

JAMF Updates Casper Suite

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:00
The latest update includes features designed to help educators with classroom management, enrollment of new Apple devices and purchasing of apps and e-books.

Hawaii Department of Ed Adopts Statewide SIS

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:37
The Hawaii Department of Education has selected a student information system to manage student data across its entire system.

Research: Video Gamers Learn Visual Activities Faster

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:00
Score one for gamers. An experiment at Brown University has found a correlation between people who frequently play video games and their ability to retain learning about two quickly learned visual activities.

Clintondale High Turns to Flipped Learning Platform for After School Coding

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:36
Clintondale High School is launching an after school coding program in hopes that the rest of its district, Clintondale Community Schools, will offer similar programs beginning next fall.

Adult Education Lagging Way Behind in Tech

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:23
While schools have placed a great deal of attention on technology in the classroom, one instructional segment that has been left behind, it appears, is adult education. Although 86 percent of adult education administrators and practitioners said they believe that technology solutions can "effectively support" adult education, only 54 percent of students in those programs always have access on site to computers for instructional purposes. Another 36 percent have only "occasional" access, and the bulk of the remainder have even less, according to a new report from Tyton Partners.

New Online Platform Deals With Cycle of Bullying

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:30
Bridg-it School allows students and teachers to report bullying incidents, deal with compliance requirements and resolve situations.

Rural Ohio District Adds Digital Library to 1 to 1 Initiative

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:50
The Ross Local School District in Hamilton, OH, has added more resources to the 1-to-1 personalized learning initiative that it started in the fall.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:12
Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Sonic Foundry Intros Cloud-Based Videoconference Capture

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:51
Sonic Foundry today launched Mediasite Join, a cloud service for recording videoconference sessions and turning them into searchable, on-demand video content.

Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:41
Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:18
Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

Shmoop Launches Test Prep for PARCC Assessments

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:08
Digital publisher Shmoop has unveiled four new study guides designed to help students prepare for PARCC Common Core assessments.

Polar 3D Launches 3D Printer and Collaboration Platform for K-12

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:21
Polar 3D has launched a 3D printer, also called Polar 3D, along with a Web-based collaboration platform designed specifically for students in grades 6-12.

Generation YES and Learning.com Partner to Create Digital Literacy Program

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 18:00
The online Project NextTech has a curriculum organized around three core literacies: technology literacy, information literacy and media literacy.

Research: Child Gender Informs Parental Attitudes about Tech

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 17:13
A new study suggests that parents' perceptions about their children's technology use is influenced by the child's gender, the type of device used and perceived educational value.

West Gate Elementary, Pine City High Win Differentiated Instruction Tech Grants

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:43
Teacher teams at West Gate Elementary School and Pine City High School have been awarded technology and professional development grants valued at $250,000 from assessment solution provider Naiku.

Suburban Detroit Middle Schoolers Win Hackathon

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:44
A team from Woodhaven, MI, won the Ford STEAM Lab Challenge Hackathon.

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million to STEM Programs for Low-Income Students

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:03
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.

Discovery Ed To Host Free Professional Development Day

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:09
Discovery Education will hold its yearly Spring VirtCon April 25 in Silver Spring, MD.