T.H.E. Journal News

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Northern California District Moves to Online Lottery System for Student Transfers

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:28
The San Mateo-Foster City School District in Foster City, CA is automating the lottery system it uses to assign transfer students within the district.

Blackboard Updates Moodlerooms with Improved User Experience, Accessibility

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:46
Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.

Christie Intros Small Projectors for Large Spaces

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:58
Christie has announced the H Series: two 1DLP projectors that boast 12,000 lumens and weigh in at just 52.5 pounds.

Tabtor Launches Android App for Personalized Math

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:30
Tabtor has released an Android version of its personalized math learning app.

Bretford Teams with FliCharge on Wireless Charging

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:59
Education and office furniture provider Bretford has partnered with fliCharge to integrate the latter company's wireless charging technology with its furniture.

U Central Florida Debuts Blended Learning MOOC for Educators

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:35
The University of Central Florida has teamed with two partners to reboot a massive open online course for educators focused on blended learning in higher ed and K-12.

AT&T Seeks Ed Tech Ventures for New Funding Accelerator

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 09:09
AT&T wants to invest in organizations working to enhance education and improve high school success and career readiness for students.

BenQ Ships 84-inch 4K Interactive Touch Display

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:54
Visual display company BenQ America has begun shipping its 84-inch LED 4K ultra-high-definition flat panel display, a product intended for classrooms with hefty audio-visual budgets.

Quick Key Adds Unlimited Scanning for Pro Version of Digital Grading App

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:30
Quick Key has released a pro version of its digital grading app for mobile devices.

Knovation Partners with My Big Campus on OER Integration

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:13
Knovation has partnered with Lightspeed Systems to make netTrekker digital resources available via My Big Campus.

5 Promising Practices for Online Instructors

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:57
"Teachers are being set up for failure," according to Jayme Linton, program coordinator for the master of science degree in Online Teaching and Instructional Design at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Logitech Intros Portable Videoconferencing for Under $500

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:45
Logitech is rolling out the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one videoconferencing device that costs less than some office chairs.

Teacher Program Hopes To Pump Cybersecurity Careers in STEM Classes

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:02
CompTIA is teaming up with an online STEM career guidance service to promote jobs in cybersecurity to middle and high school students.

Free Collaboration Platform Updated with Student Workload Estimates

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:59
The latest release of Chalkup includes improvements to the user interface, a course calendar and a way for students to estimate their workload.

Interoperability, Accessibility Top ConnectED Framework Priorities

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:40
Interoperability, integration and equitable and universal access are the top priorities for districts implementing technology for teaching and learning, according to a new report from the National Advisory Council on ConnectED.

Students Vie To Over-Engineer in 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:34
This year's competition, which also includes a track for middle school students, asks participants for the most "overly complex contraption" for erasing a chalkboard or a whiteboard.

Augmented Reality: Bringing a New Dimension to Learning

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:29
Augmented reality demonstrations give students, who have grown up learning about the world from video screens, a new view of the world that they are comfortable with, according to tech enthusiast and educator Drew Minock.

Dale: Smart Phones Belong in Schools

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:05
"This is where our schools are. This is where our world is going," according to Warren Dale, technology facilitator for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Predictions for the Future of Student Data Privacy

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:08
Berkman Center fellows Leah Plunkett and Paulina Haduong share their insights into the future of student data privacy. What direction will policy take? What will schools' responsibilities entail?

NVBots Launches 3D Printing Lesson Library

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:37
3D Printer provider NVBots has launched NV Library, a collection of lesson plans that include 3D printing.