T.H.E. Journal News

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ISTE Will Create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network

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

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

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.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Initiative

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:51
YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:30
A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.

Upstate NY Middle School Rolls Out New Digital Learning Technology

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:26
A private school in Corning, NY, is the first in the United States to implement Samsung’s School Digital Learning Initiative.

SimpleK12 Offers Free Online PD Event on Differentiated Instruction

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:58
Online professional development provider Simple K12 will host a free online event designed to help teachers differentiate instruction on September 2.

Operation Play Event Will Offer Webinars, Sessions and Resources on Game-Based Learning

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:00
Starting Sept. 15, educators interested in game-based learning can visit the Operation Play Resource Center to explore research, articles, case studies, video series, games and curriculum.

Data Driven PD Designed To Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:50
Amplify and KDS will partner on an online course for educators that will help them use data to develop curriculum.

All Educational Testing Service Research Reports Now Available at Wiley Online Library

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:14
Educational Testing Service has made its entire collection of research reports, more than 2,500 in total, available through the Wiley Online Library.

Data Collection Technology Awards Open, Offer $5,000 Prizes

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00
Vernier and the National Science Teachers Association have opened up applications for their annual technology awards, recognizing innovative use of data collection technology in the classroom.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology to Help At-Risk Students

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:00
Written by Linda Darling-Hammond, Molly B. Zielezinski and Shelley Goldman, the report includes a review of the literature studying the impact of technology on at-risk students, as well as recommendations for districts.

New Report Looks at Circumventing Institutional Barriers To Implement Blended Learning

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:08
A new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation examines barriers to the implementation of blended learning and solutions districts have found to work around them. Although the report focuses on California public schools, the findings should prove helpful to administrators in other parts of the country as well.

'Engineers on Wheels' Roll into Florida Schools

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:08
"Engineers on Wheels" will be rolling into high school campuses all over South Florida this fall. The Chrysler van, loaded with hands-on activities and engineering experiments, will visit classrooms as part of a Florida International University initiative to introduce the subject to high school students.

Clever Now Compatible With Classroom Management Tool Engage

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:00
Mobile device management company FileWave is now compatible with data integrator Clever, a partnership that will let schools use their SIS data to prepopulate information fields in FileWave’s classroom management tool, Engage.

7 STEM Startups Win Big at Silicon Valley Software Competition

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:30
Seven ed tech startups have won a Silicon Valley competition for STEM software developers and will get the chance to pilot their creations in local Bay Area schools.

Edsys Intros School Bus Tracking

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:00
Edsys has introduced real-time tracking software that lets parents and teachers monitor the location of students riding on school buses.

Naiku's New Personalized Learning Features Adapt to Student Performance

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:00
Naiku is adding adaptive learning resources to its cloud-based classroom assessment platform, which teachers can set to send students different resources based on their individual learning.

Tucson District Uses Geovisual Analytics To Ease Budget Cuts

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:51
After a failed override election, the Sunnyside District used a geovisual analytics tool to determine and explain boundary changes and school closures.

Student Volunteer Site Teams With College Admissions Consultants

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:00
Two college application websites -- X2VOL and AdmitHub -- are teaming up to help students manage their applications, especially concerning community service hours and application review.