T.H.E. Journal News

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Quantile Measures for Math Added to Kansas Student Assessments

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:01
Kansas will be working with a research and education technology company to add an additional dimension to how students are assessed.

White House Taps Technology to ‘Hack’ Challenges Facing Foster Care Youth

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:00
Several new policies, initiatives and tools were announced at the White House’s hackathon.

Edinburg Consolidated ISD Deploys Augmented Reality Reading Curriculum

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 19:51
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has implemented a supplemental reading curriculum for more than 100 of its early elementary classrooms to support reading instruction, particularly for at-risk students, English language learners and students with special needs.

Arizona District To Deploy Game-Based Math with $200,000 Grant

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:05
Arizona's Osborn School District will deploy a blended math program across five schools as the result of a $200,000 grant from the APS Foundation.

Pennsylvania Districts Make Joint Decision To Upgrade Financial, Personnel Processes

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:29
Four school districts in Bedford County, PA have all decided to automate what were mainly manual financial and personnel management systems with the same software.

PeopleAdmin Expands Talent Management Software Portfolio with TeacherMatch Acquisition

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:40
PeopleAdmin and TeacherMatch, two providers of talent management software for education, have combined to offer a comprehensive talent management platform and analytical solution intended for identifying, hiring and developing effective teachers.

McGraw-Hill Debuts Access Manager Rostering Tool

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
McGraw-Hill Education has introduced Access Manager, a rostering tool designed to simplify the process of moving student rosters into McGraw-Hill Education digital tools.

Classkick Expands onto the Web for Chromebooks and Traditional Computers

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:09
Classkick has expanded its collaborative assignment platform onto the Web. Previously, it was available only as an iOS app for iPad.

Sycamore School Adds Google Classroom Coursework Integration

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:33
Sycamore Education now integrates with Google Classroom Coursework, expanding the number of Google Apps for Education tools integrated with Sycamore Education's Web-based school management system.

Pitsco Debuts Cross-Curricular STEM Expeditions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:33
Pitsco Education has launched STEM Expeditions, a cloud-based cross-curricular program designed to use technology and active learning to promote science inquiry, math practice and engineering design principles.

Harvard Grad School of Ed Debuts Online Data Wise Institute

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:34
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has introduced an online version of its Data Wise Leadership Institute.

Enhance the Classroom with Chrome Extensions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:00
With the rise of Chromebooks in schools, more student-friendly, classroom-ready Chrome extensions are popping up in the Chrome store. These clever tools can enhance students' and teachers' online activities.

High School Teachers Learning How To Add Genetics and Genomes to the Classroom

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:00
A series of grants is enabling a non-profit organization focused on genetics (the study of heredity) and genomics (the study of genes) to expand coverage of those subjects in American high schools.

MindTap Integrates Microsoft Office Tools

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 16:14
Students using Cengage Learning's digital learning platform, MindTap, will now be able to access Microsoft Office while working on their courses in the platform.

SoftChalk Upgrades Curriculum Authoring Platform with E-Book Creation Tool

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:24
SoftChalk has updated its digital curriculum authoring platform, SoftChalk Cloud, with a new e-book creation tool and publishing options, among other improvements.

Free Guide on Student Data Privacy Now Available to Teachers

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00
The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy gives teachers tips on ensuring that sensitive student information remains private.

K-12 IT Leaders See Broadband and Network Capacity as Top Priorities

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00
A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.

Varsity Tutors Releases Mobile Tutoring App

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:00
Varsity Tutors, a St. Louis-based tutoring and test prep company, is launching a mobile app today that offers one-on-one video-chat tutoring and live instruction, screen shot capabilities, a “Workboard” (whiteboard) and the ability to seamlessly switch between streaming video and written messages.

California DOE Pushes Forward on ESSA-Based Improvement System

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:00
California is working through the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which places responsibility for figuring out how to evaluate schools and districts on the states themselves. Recently, a Department of Education task force handed in its recommendations for building an accountability and continuous improvement system that emphasizes three themes: performance, equity and, most prominently, improvement.