T.H.E. Journal News

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ResourceMate Adds Lexile Measures

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:39
ResourceMate has added a reading program service designed to provide instant access to Lexile measures and Accelerated Reader data.

Infinity 7 Improves Accessibility, Engagement

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:38
Pexip has updated its videoconferencing platform, Infinity, to improve accessibility and improve engagement.

Feds Want To Know: What Are the Most Pressing Questions in Education?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:38
The United States Department of Education is soliciting input on educational funding for developing an evidence base for education practice.

Kensington Debuts New Wireless Presenter

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:45
Kensington has launched a new tool, the PresentAir Pro Bluetooth 4.0 LE Presenter, to present, control or edit media.

Curriculum Associates Introduces Ready Writing for Grades 2 Through 5

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:00
Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.

Alloy Releases Navigator Enterprise 7

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:36
Alloy Software has released the latest version of its service desk and IT asset management solution for medium and large organizations, Alloy Navigator Enterprise 7.

For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:27
Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.

Remote-Learner Launches Fully Supported Moodle Service on Microsoft Azure

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:11
Remote-Learner, a Moodle partner that provides Moodle services and support, has released a fully supported, Microsoft Azure-certified Moodle service through the Azure Marketplace.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:26
These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

Policy Group Calls for More Timely, Meaningful School Data Reporting

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:03
Twelve years ago began a new era in reporting of school performance when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act....

Tinkerine Launches 3D Printer Education Pilot

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:58
Tinkerine, a manufacturer of 3D printers, has launched a pilot program for schools featuring lectures, workshops and special events focused on 3D printing.

Skype in the Classroom Makes STEM Push with Code.org

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:14
Skype in the Classroom has partnered with Code.org to connect students with tech professionals in an effort to encourage more kids to pursue careers in computer science.

3D Competition Challenges Students To Reconstruct Historic Buildings

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:58
Google, Hartford High School, the State of Vermont and the Preservation Trust of Vermont have come together to launch a unique 3D printing competition for high school students in the state. The competition, Vermont High School Town History in 3D, challenges students to use SketchUp to create models of historic Vermont buildings.

2 Schools Net $45,000 in Tech in Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:19
Two Schools, North Miami Beach Senior High School and Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, have received $45,000 each in technology grants as the winners of the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.

Code School Unveils Free App for iOS

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:06
Code School, a company that provides learning resources for aspiring coders, has launched a free app for iOS devices.

Texas Instruments and NCTM Team Up to Create Common Core Math Activities

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00
The new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school support the teaching practices outlined in NCTM's new publication, 'Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All,' which supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for math and lays out eight essential teaching principles.

Insight Ed Adds Video Calibration, Professional Development Tools to Observation Platform

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:01
Insight Education has launched a pair of tools, AdvanceCalibrate and AdvanceLearn, to complement its recently released AdvanceFeedback teacher observation platform.

IBM Launches OpenStack Services

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:33
IBM has added OpenStack services to its IBM Cloud marketplace to support interoperability between on-premise IT systems and off-premise cloud workloads.

Benchmark Ed Launches Free Read Aloud Professional Development for NY Teachers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:24
Benchmark Education, a provider of literacy tools, is offering free professional development for more than 2,000 early childhood teachers in New York City.

New Kind of Fiber Delivers 255 Tbps Data Transfer Speeds

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:36
A team of researchers at universities in Florida and the Netherlands may have developed a new kind of optical fiber that can transmit data at more than 20 times current top speeds.