T.H.E. Journal News

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Netop Debuts Classroom Workflow App for iPads

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:13
Netop has released a new classroom workflow management app, Vision ME, in an effort to make teaching with iPads easier.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:09
According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.

Triumph Learning Launches Waggle for Smarter Balanced

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00
The personalized learning platform now includes 26 new item types, including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Touch Boards for Classrooms

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:22
Mimio this week launched a pair of interactive touch boards. The new MimioBoard line includes 78-inch and 87-inch models, each offering six-point touch.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:30
Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:39
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:30
Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:40
New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients.

Queen Elizabeth High School Deploys Classroom Observation Cameras for Teacher PD

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:35
Queen Elizabeth High School in Wales is using a video-based professional development tool called to help teachers analyze their teaching and share best practices with colleagues.

Simpson College Adds Online PD for Teachers

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:30
Simpson College has teamed up with a private partner to offer 17 continuing education courses for preK-12 teachers across Iowa.

Maryland District Adds 7,500 Solar Panels

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:25
Maryland's Cecil County Public Schools is installing a 2.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project designed to meet approximately 92 percent of the district's energy needs.

Canon Debuts WUXGA LCoS Installation Projector

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:41
Canon has added a new high-resolution, high-light-output installation projector to its REALiS line of LCoS-based projectors.

Samsung Unveils Intel-Powered Chromebook 2

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:40
Samsung has debuted a new Chromebook 2 model that offers speeds of up to 2.58 GHz and sports an 11.6-inch HD display.

3D Printing in K-12 Grows; Average Contract $39,000

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:13
A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including school districts.

Schools Adopt Online Tool To Assess College Direction

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:50
Two Atlanta-area schools will use an online tool to determine the best options for students regarding future careers and college choices.

Schools Buy in on Online Tool To Assess College Direction

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:50
Two Atlanta-area schools will use an online tool to determine the best options for students regarding future careers and college choices.

Nebraska Students To Investigate Wearable Technology

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:51
A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.

Upstate NY Science Teachers Learn From Cornell Scientists

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:27
As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.

Getting To Know You: Teacher-Student Similarities Can Impact Grades

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:35
Can the simple technique of finding common characteristics between a teacher and a student help generate better outcomes for the learner? In some cases, according to a new study by Harvard University and Panorama Education, that's exactly what happens.

Texas District Expands Use of Reading Literacy Program on iPads

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:30
A Texas school district is expanding use of a digital book service that helps schools address literacy.